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

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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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Editorial Reviews

George B. Palermo
This well-presented book explicitly describes what happens to the body after death. The rites of disposal are exhaustively presented. It provides historical notes and briefly touches upon possible future developments. The purpose is to stimulate people to donate organs or tissues after their death. The aim is achieved by describing the decay of the natural decomposition of a cadaver and of mutilating embalming procedures. This book addresses the general public, from whom an informed decision for organ or tissue donation is expected, more than physicians, other health professionals, or clergy. However, members of professional groups may benefit from it, finding its contents interesting and helpful in aiding prospective donors to make their decision. The table of contents is comprehensive and informative. Appendixes are pedagogic. Illustrations, kept to a minimum, are very interesting. The references are extensive. The poetry is very interesting. This is a good, down-to-earth book that is worth reading. Even though it could benefit from overall psychological reflections, it is certainly a primer of its kind and will achieve its purpose if the average reader is able to overcome his or her psychological aversion to the topic.
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Reviewer: George B. Palermo, MD (Medical College of Wisconsin)
Description: This well-presented book explicitly describes what happens to the body after death. The rites of disposal are exhaustively presented. It provides historical notes and briefly touches upon possible future developments.
Purpose: The purpose is to stimulate people to donate organs or tissues after their death. The aim is achieved by describing the decay of the natural decomposition of a cadaver and of mutilating embalming procedures.
Audience: This book addresses the general public, from whom an informed decision for organ or tissue donation is expected, more than physicians, other health professionals, or clergy. However, members of professional groups may benefit from it, finding its contents interesting and helpful in aiding prospective donors to make their decision.
Features: The table of contents is comprehensive and informative. Appendixes are pedagogic. Illustrations, kept to a minimum, are very interesting. The references are extensive. The poetry is very interesting.
Assessment: This is a good, down-to-earth book that is worth reading. Even though it could benefit from overall psychological reflections, it is certainly a primer of its kind and will achieve its purpose if the average reader is able to overcome his or her psychological aversion to the topic.
Booknews
Iserson's frank, accessible description of what happens to bodies after they die is full of facts, history, quotations, and statistics that provide the reader with an inkling of the complex history of burial, the mores of other cultures, the development of current funeral practices in the U.S., and the impact on the environment of burial in the face of growing population. Iserson hopes, after reading his book, his readers will donate their organs and tissues; forms are provided at the back of the book. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

3 Stars from Doody
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781883620226
  • Publisher: Galen Press, Limited
  • Publication date: 3/1/2001
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 821
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Tables
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
1 Dying to Know: Introduction 1
2 I'm Dead - Now What? 13
3 Help for the Living: Organ, Tissue, & Whole-Body Donation 61
4 The Autopsy: My Body and the Pathologist 133
5 Beauty in Death 203
6 The Eternal Flame 289
7 Souls on Ice 353
8 Wayward Bodies 381
9 Nightmares 445
10 Going Out in Style 509
11 Black Tie Affairs 535
12 From Earth to Earth 607
13 A Hand from the Grave 689
14 Say It Gently: Words, Sayings, & Poetry about the Dead 715
App. A Twenty-Second World Medical Assembly 746
App. B Ad Hoc Committee of Harvard Medical School to Examine the Definition of Brain Death, 1968 747
App. C Uniform Determination of Death Act 749
App. D Universal Determination of Death Statute (Proposed) 750
App. E Uniform Anatomical Gift Act (U.S.) 751
App. E Embalmers Classification: Types of Corpses 756
App. G The U.S. Code of Federal Regulations for the Return of Remains to the U.S. 758
App. H Federal Trade Commission's "Funeral Rule," 16 C.F.R. section 453 760
App. I Selected Independent Funeral Homes Code of Good Funeral Practice 765
Glossary 767
Index 781
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