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Buried Alive The Terrifying History of Our Most Primal Fear

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ISBN-10: 039332222X

ISBN-13: 9780393322224

Edition: 2002

Authors: Jan Bondeson

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This text examines the medical, historical and folklore literature on the subject of being buried alive and explores why fears of premature burial arose and whether they were warranted.
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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/17/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Jan Bondeson, M.D., also holds a Ph.D. in experimental medicine. He is the author of "A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities" & other works.

Introduction
Miracles of the Dead
The Lady with the Ring and the Lecherous Monk
Winslow the Anatomist and Bruhier the Horror Monger
The Eighteenth-Century Debate
Hospitals for the Dead
Security Coffins
The Signs of Death
Skeptical Physiologists and Raving Spiritualists
The Final Struggle
Literary Premature Burials
Were People Really Buried Alive?
Are People Still Being Buried Alive?
Notes
Index