Embalming History, Theory, and Practice

ISBN-10: 0071439501

ISBN-13: 9780071439503

Edition: 4th 2006 (Revised)

Authors: Robert G. Mayer, Jacquelyn Taylor

List price: $120.00
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There is no other book on the subject that is as complete and up-to-date in its coverage of the art and science of embalming, restorative arts, and mortuary cosmetology for students and practitioners. Known throughout the industry as the authority and complete reference on the history, theory, practice, and technique of embalming, this new Fourth Edition represents a thorough guide to traditional practice as well as new trends.
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Book details

List price: $120.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Medical Publishing Division
Publication date: 11/9/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 704
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 3.894
Language: English

The theory and practice of embalming
Embalming : social, psychological, ethical, and regulatory considerations
Fundamentals of embalming
Personal, public health, and regulatory considerations
Technical orientation of embalming
Death - agonal and preembalming changes
Embalming chemicals
Use of embalming chemicals
Anatomical considerations
Embalming vessel sites and selections
Embalming analysis
Preparation of the body prior to arterial injection
Injection and drainage techniques
Distribution and diffusion of arterial solution
Cavity embalming
Preparation of the body after arterial injection
General body considerations
Preparation of autopsied bodies
Preparation of organ and tissue donors
Delayed embalming
Moisture considerations
Vascular considerations
Effect of drugs on the embalming process
Selected conditions
Embalming for delayed viewing, reembalming of the body, embalming for shipping
The origin and history of embalming
Restorative art and mortuary cosmetology
Restorative art
Mortuary cosmetology
History of modern restorative art
Selected readings and glossary
Selected readings
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