Death to Dust: What Happens to Dead Bodies / Edition 2

Death to Dust: What Happens to Dead Bodies / Edition 2

by Kenneth V. Iserson
     
 

ISBN-10: 1883620228

ISBN-13: 9781883620226

Pub. Date: 03/01/2001

Publisher: Galen Press, Limited

Everything you always wanted to know about corpses, including:
  • How does one . . .
    • Determine the time of death?
    • Perform an autopsy?
    • Embalm a body?
    • Donate organs and tissues?
    • Cryonically preserve heads and bodies?
    • Shrink human heads?
    • Identify dismembered bodies?
    • Transport corpses?
  • Why. . .
    • Rob

Overview

Everything you always wanted to know about corpses, including:

  • How does one . . .
    • Determine the time of death?
    • Perform an autopsy?
    • Embalm a body?
    • Donate organs and tissues?
    • Cryonically preserve heads and bodies?
    • Shrink human heads?
    • Identify dismembered bodies?
    • Transport corpses?
  • Why. . .
    • Rob graves?
    • Dissect cadavers?
    • Bury or cremate a body?
    • Use coffins or caskets?
    • Were people prematurely buried?
    • Did cannibals eat people?
    • Use corpses in research and training?
  • What really does happen to a body after death?
  • What does our culture do with corpses and what have other cultures done?
This book describes individual and societal experiences, drawing from not only the medical sciences, but also the arcane and secretive world of the funeral industry. This book sheds some light into dark corners of our society and proves that, once again, truth is stranger than fiction.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781883620226
Publisher:
Galen Press, Limited
Publication date:
03/01/2001
Edition description:
2ND
Pages:
821
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.00(d)

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