Mortuary Science

Mortuary Science

by John F. Szabo
     
 

ISBN-10: 0810827190

ISBN-13: 9780810827196

Pub. Date: 10/01/1993

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

"In this first reference book devoted entirely to mortuary science, Szabo presents a thorough bibliographical examination of the funeral industry and related subjects, including even the most specialized area in the field. Most citations are annotated, with special notes on editions and reprints." "Areas covered include autopsy, cremation, burial rites and ceremonies,…  See more details below

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"In this first reference book devoted entirely to mortuary science, Szabo presents a thorough bibliographical examination of the funeral industry and related subjects, including even the most specialized area in the field. Most citations are annotated, with special notes on editions and reprints." "Areas covered include autopsy, cremation, burial rites and ceremonies, caskets and vaults, cemeteries, embalming, epitaphs, ethnic customs, funeral dress and apparel, funeral music, funeral reform, grave markers, laws and regulations, liturgies and sermons, memorial societies, organ and body donation, premature burial, pre-need service, restorative art, and several others." The text is organized by subject, with author and title indexes. Five appendixes feature addresses for associations and organizations, information on schools of mortuary science, accreditation procedures and standards of the American Board of Funeral Service Education, periodicals in the field, and a list of state funeral service examining boards.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780810827196
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
10/01/1993
Pages:
206
Product dimensions:
6.32(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Autopsy1
Bibliographies3
Burial Rites and Ceremonies6
Burial Vaults and Caskets15
Cemeteries19
Clergy and the Church27
Consumer Information32
Cremation38
Death Education43
Disaster Planning50
Embalming50
Epitaphs59
Ethnic Funeral Customs61
Exhumation64
Floral Decoration65
Funeral Costs66
Funeral Directing74
Funeral Dress and Apparel83
Funeral Industry Regulation84
Funeral Laws and Regulations88
Funeral Meditations93
Funeral Music94
Funeral Reform95
Funeral Service Management98
Funeral Services103
Funeral Transportation113
Gravemarkers115
History of Mortuary Science118
Liturgies and Sermons124
Memorial Societies129
Mortuary Science Education130
Occupational Health and Safety133
Organ and Body Donation135
Premature Burial (Vivisepulture)137
Pre-need Service138
Professional Associations141
Psychology of the Funeral142
Restorative Art147
Thanatology150
App. 1Associations and Organizations152
App. 2College and University Programs in Funeral Service Education and/or Mortuary Science157
App. 3Funeral Service State Examining Boards165
App. 4Accreditation Standards of the American Board of Funeral Service Education175
App. 5Mortuary Science Periodicals182
Title Index185
About the Author196

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