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Death to dust : what happens to dead bodies?

Author: Kenneth V Iserson
Publisher: Tucson, AZ : Galen Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Death to Dust: What Happens to Dead Bodies? answers the many questions that everyone - professional and layman alike - wants to ask. This book describes individual and societal experiences, drawing not only from the medical sciences, but also from 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  Read more...
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Iserson, Kenneth V.
Death to dust.
Tucson, AZ : Galen Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)608378369
Online version:
Iserson, Kenneth V.
Death to dust.
Tucson, AZ : Galen Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)624311218
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kenneth V Iserson
ISBN: 1883620074 9781883620073
OCLC Number: 29361303
Description: xx, 709 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Dying to know --
I'm dead; now what? --
Help for the living: organ, tissue and whole body donation --
My body and the pathologish: the autopsy --
Beauty in death --
The eternal flame (cremation) --
Souls on ice (cryonics) --
Wayward bodies --
Nightmares (cannibalism, shrunken heads, necrophilia) --
Going out in style --
Black tie affairs --
From earth to earth --
A hand from the grave --
Say it gently: words, sayings and poetry about the dead.
Responsibility: Kenneth V. Iserson.

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Death to Dust: What Happens to Dead Bodies? answers the many questions that everyone - professional and layman alike - wants to ask. This book describes individual and societal experiences, drawing not only from the medical sciences, but also from 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.

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