Embalming: History, Theory, and Practice, Sixth Edition (Hardcover)

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The new edition of this trusted classic delivers the most current information on the art and science of embalming, restorative art, and mortuary cosmetology

Sponsored by the American Board of Funeral Service Education, Embalming is the go-to text for students and practitioners seeking the most up-to-date content in their field.

This definitive guide covers embalming history, theory, and practice, including the latest trends. The authors give special attention to creating a safe working environment, from the standpoint of ergonomics, personal hygiene, and the use of embalming chemicals. And expanded technical areas of the book helps you prepare the body for viewing without using standard embalming chemicals. It provides thorough coverage of:

  • Legal, social, and technical considerations of embalming
  • Health and regulatory standards
  • Chemicals and methods
  • Specific conditions and causes of death that influence the type of embalming
  • Preparation of anatomical donors
  • Preparation of organ and tissue donors
  • Embalming for shipping

About the Author

Martha L. Thayer, MA, CFSP department chair of Mortuary Sciences at Arapahoe Community College.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781260010077
ISBN-10: 1260010074
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education / Medical
Publication Date: March 18th, 2022
Pages: 752
Language: English

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