A Pathologist’s Guide to Embalming

  • P. Hoggarth
  • B. Poole

Abstract

The intention of this chapter is to give the reader a brief outline of the history of the art and science of embalming, reviewing the development of embalming from ancient egyptian times, leading up to the techniques employed in modern day practices. It will include information on the types of chemicals available and their particular uses, as well as a brief insight into the reasons for modern day embalmers to have at least a basic knowledge of reconstructive techniques.

Keywords

Permeability Formaldehyde Catheter Dust Phenol 

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