Virchows Archiv

, Volume 454, Issue 3, pp 355–357 | Cite as

The Salafia method rediscovered

  • Dario Piombino-Mascali
  • Arthur C. Aufderheide
  • Melissa Johnson-Williams
  • Albert R. Zink
Letter to the Editor

Keywords

Embalming Formaldehyde History Italy 19th century 20th century 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dario Piombino-Mascali
    • 1
  • Arthur C. Aufderheide
    • 2
  • Melissa Johnson-Williams
    • 3
  • Albert R. Zink
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute for Mummies and the IcemanEURACBolzanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of PathologyUniversity of Minnesota-DuluthDuluthUSA
  3. 3.American Society of EmbalmersForest ParkUSA

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