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A law revived by Cook County allows unclaimed bodies to be donated to science.

Oct. 04, 2011

The Cook County medical examiner and the Anatomical Gift Association of Illinois – the organization that supplies Illinois medical schools with cadavers for study – revived a 125-year-old law that allows unclaimed bodies to be donated to science. Callum Ross and Paul Dudek of the AGA joins Eight Forty-Eight to discuss what this means for medical science in Illinois. Then, the experimental film series, Conversations at the Edge, celebrates its 10th season this year. Eight Forty-Eight speaks with series curator Amy Beste. And the program Landscape Archive screens films that examine how ideas, events and cultures have been recorded in the terrain. Jonathan Miller reviews this collection of shorts, which screens Thursday night at the Gene Siskel Film Center as part of the film series, Conversations at the Edge.