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  • The mildest of them was the insertion of a fire-cracker in the cadaver on which the two virginal and unhappy co-eds worked.
  • Martin found himself viewing "Billy," their cadaver—an undersized, blotchy old man with a horrible little red beard on his petrified, vealy face—as a machine, fascinating, complex, beautiful, but a machine.
  • The preachers spoke morally of the effect of alcohol on paupers, and the bankers of the disrespect for savingsaccounts which is always to be seen in the kind of men who insist on becoming cadavers.
  • They concealed the ear of a cadaver in his nice, clean, new pocket handkerchief when he went to Sunday supper at the house of a girl cousin in Zenith…… At supper he produced the handkerchief with a flourish.
  • He had heard older medics mutter of its horrors: of corpses hanging by hooks, like rows of ghastly fruit, in an abominable tank of brine in the dark basement; of Henry the janitor, who was said to haul the cadavers out of the brine, to inject red lead into their veins, and to scold them as he stuffed them on the dumb-waiter.

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  • A cadaver is assigned to each medical student.
  • These cadavers were so unhuman-looking they didn’t bother me a bit.
    Sylvia Plath  --  The Bell Jar

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