But the thing I realized last night when I was reading it is: I have never seen a dead human being. I've seen lots of dead animals (and helped at a few necropies), but I've never seen a dead human. None of the memorial services I've been to have had a casket even present, and the only time I was at the hospital bed of a family member (my grandfather), I was about 8 years old, it was in Missouri, and he died a few months after our visit.
Have you seen a dead body? Who was it, and what were the circumstances?
shrike30 is excempt from this survey for obvious reasons, although I think he would enjoy this book.
Edit: I just remembered that I have seen preserved human fetuses (War Remnants Museum in Ho Chi Minh City). But I don't think that fully counts...it's harder to identify.