This book adds a sense of truth to what happens when we die. It provides us with behind the scene information to help us learn and accept what we will become. In Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, Mary Roach uses a humorous writing style with a curious tone in order to illustrate the medical perspective of life after death. In the first chapter, the author is observing medical students dissect cadavers to get a better understanding of the human body, Mary Roach uses her curiosity to develop questions to learn more about the life of cadavers used for science. For example; Roach believes that this experience disciplines the surgeons because they are “benefitting from the chance to try out new techniques and new equipment on cadaveric specimens” (Roach 26). This quote shows that she is intrigued by the techniques and uses for medical cadavers. Roach is displaying respect for the cadavers being used to help inexperienced surgeons strengthen their skills. Furthermore; Matt McCall states that “active learning in the lab is the foundation of every treatment and diagnosis in the future…” (McCall). This fragment of the article adds more insight as to why Roach and many others believe in the usage of medical cadavers. A dead body can become a life-saving tool down the road. Cadavers are crucial in the medical field owing to the fact that they are used for new advancements in science and to deepen our understanding of the mystical human body. In the body farms, many donated bodies are laid out in the woods and are used to view the effects of decomposition with different factors, Roach uses vivid diction to create a mental experience of the body farms. For example; Mary Roach does not recommend “lowering your head to within a foot or two of an infested corpse…you can hear maggots feeding”(Roach 68). This goes to show that Roach is describing her whole experience as detailed as possible to educate others about what she is observing. The trip to the body farm provided her with information about how these cadavers can be useful for the police, FBI, and medical students. In addition, these cadavers are used to help “pinpoint how long a body has been dead and the effects of decay”(McCall). The bodies are put in different circumstances for a varied amount of time to see how the environment affects decay. Body farms are used to explore the stages of physical life after death and to educate those in the professional fields of body decay.The morgue director is educating Roach on how the body is embalmed and as always she faces the subject with respect and curiosity to answer her own questions about death. For example; the morgue director explains that “mortuary embalming is designed to keep a cadaver looking fresh and ‘uncadaverous’ for the funeral service but not much longer” (Roach 90). The author is seeking medical professionals to teach the readers how bodies are treated and preserved after passing. This goes to show that Roach is adding every detail of her experience as she gets the real look of the natural phenomenon. Roach is helping us better understand how the bodies are prepared before a service and help us become okay with death.Throughout the whole novel, Roach adds her own touch of humor to the most gory and uncomfortable situations. She makes the idea of death more comfortable to think about, yet still keeps the respectable sorrow in mind. Cadavers are essential to the future of medicine and the health of the world by allowing doctors and medical professionals to develop new techniques and to essentially protect the future of humankind.