Letter: Fine Article on Body Donation

To the Editor:

I would like to thank the Valley News and staff writer Chris Fleisher for the very sensitive and informative article on body donation in the Oct. 20 Sunday Valley News. I decided many years ago to donate my body to the Dartmouth Medical School. My family was totally in agreement with my decision. I feel it is a way of being grateful for my own gift of life and of maybe saving another life sometime in the future.

Again, my thanks for the article.

Rosalind Finn

South Strafford


Medical Students Accept Profound Gifts With Reverence, Gratitude

Friday, October 4, 2013

Hanover — The pungent odor of formaldehyde filled the room, and as Alix Perry unzipped the bag to reveal a naked body, she paused a moment to gather herself. “It’s shocking and overwhelming to think here’s this person who had a family, but I’m about to cut into them without ever knowing anything about them,” said Perry, 23, a first-year …