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When we die

Author: Cedric A Mims
Publisher: London : Robinson, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an extraordinary look at what happens to us when we die: the disposal of corpses, the preservation of the dead, funerary rites and abuse of the dead, and the ways in which we dispose of them.

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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Mims, Cedric A. (Cedric Arthur), 1924-
When we die.
London : Robinson, 1998
(OCoLC)651793756
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cedric A Mims
ISBN: 1854875299 9781854875297
OCLC Number: 39299219
Description: xiii, 370 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: The worm i'th'bud - defining death, and the biology of decomposition; Necropolis, Inc. - from burial to incineration or exposure, corpse disposal around the world throughout recorded history; modest proposals - unusual and sometimes illegal methods of disposal; time machines - embalming, mummification, freezing, pickling and other methods of preservation; use and abuse - the forensic pathologist, dissection, using parts of the body, organ transplants, foetus research, the relics trade, sacrifice, cannibalism and worse; whose body is it anyway? - corpse identification, DNA techniques, the fate of ashes; simplify me when I'm dead - the corpse in art and literature.
Responsibility: Cedric Mims.

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