Embalming: History, Theory, and Practice, Fifth Edition

Hardcover | December 22, 2011

byRobert Mayer

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The most complete and up-to-date text on the art and science of embalming

Sponsored by the American Board of Funeral Service Education

Comprehensive and thoroughly updated in this fifth edition, Embalming: History, Theory, and Practice is the leading text in the field. The trusted classic covers the long history of embalming, explains embalming theory, and describes present practice, including the latest trends.

Special attention has been given to the creation of a safe working environment – from the standpoint of ergonomics, personal hygiene, and the use of embalming chemicals. Expanded technical areas of the book will assist you in the preparation of the body for viewing without using standard embalming chemicals. The fifth edition is also enhanced by a full-color 12-page insert demonstrating restorative arts and mortuary cosmetology.

Turn to the field’s leading text for unmatched 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
  • Special cosmetic applications and restorative procedures
  • Preparation of organ and tissue donors
  • Embalming for shipping

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The most complete and up-to-date text on the art and science of embalmingSponsored by the American Board of Funeral Service Education Comprehensive and thoroughly updated in this fifth edition, Embalming: History, Theory, and Practice is the leading text in the field. The trusted classic covers the long history of embalming, explains e...

Robert G. Mayer Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director Pittsburgh, PA Adjunct Professor Pittsburgh Institute of Mortuary Science Pittsburgh, PA With a foreword by John D. Reed, Sr., CFSP, CPC Funeral Director--Embalmer Dodd and Reed Funeral Home Webster Springs, WV Past President--National Funeral Direc...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:11.2 × 8.7 × 1.3 inPublished:December 22, 2011Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
PART I. THE THEORY AND PRACTICE OFEMBALMING
Section I:
1. Embalming: Social, Psychological, Ethical, andRegulatory Considerations
2. Fundamentals of Embalming
3. Personal Health and Regulatory Standards
4. The Preparation Room
5. Death--Agonal and Postmortem Changes
6. Embalming Chemicals
7. Use of Embalming Chemicals
8. Anatomical Considerations
9. Embalming Vessel Sites and Selections
10. Embalming Analysis
11. Preparation of the Body Prior to Arterial Injection
12. Injection and Drainage Techniques
13. Distribution and Diffusion of Arterial Solution
14. Cavity Embalming
15. Treatments after Arterial Injection
16. General Body Considerations
17. Preparation of Autopsied Bodies
18. Preparation of Organ and Tissue Donors
19. Delayed Embalming
20. Discolorations
21. Moisture Considerations
22. Vascular Considerations
23. Effect of Drugs on the Embalming Process
24. Selected Conditions
25. Embalming for Delayed Viewing, Re-embalming of the Body, Embalming for Shipping, and Shipped-In Bodies
Section II. The Origin and History of Embalming, Edward C. Johnson, Gail R. Johnson, and Melissa Johnson
PART II. RESTORATIVE ART AND MORTUARY COSMETOLOGYSection I. Restorative Art
Restorative Art--Part 1
Restorative Art--Part 2
Restorative Art--Part 3--Mortuary Cosmetology
Section II. History of Modern Restorative Art, Edward C. Johnson, Gail R. Johnson, and Melissa J. Williams
PART III. SELECTED READINGS AND GLOSSARY
SECTION I. Selected Readings
Summary of Guidelines Submitted to OSHA from the National Funeral Directors Association Committee on Infectious Disease (Summer, 1989)
Armed Services Specification for Mortuary Services (Care of Remains of Deceased Personnel and Regular and Port of Entry Requirements for Caskets and Shipping Cases). Appendix D, Federal Acquisition Regulation AR 638-2.9, February 1996
Identification: An Essential Part of What We Do
The Mathematics of Embalming Chemistry: Part I. A Critical Evaluation of "One-Bottle" Embalming Chemical Claims
The Measurement of Formaldehyde Retention in the Tissues of Embalmed Bodies
The Two-Year Fix: Long-Term Preservation for Delayed Viewing
Occupational Exposure to Formaldehyde in Mortuaries
The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Formaldehyde (Is It Good or Is It Evil?)
The Preparation Room: Ventilation
Risk of Infection and Tracking Work-related Infectious Diseases in the Funeral Industry
Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Personnel, Section 3--Information for Embalmers
Hepatitis from A to G
The Increase in MRSA and VRE
The Antimicrobial Activity of Embalming Chemicals and Topical Disinfectants on the Microbial Flora of Human Remains
The Microbiologic Evaluation and Enumeration of Postmortem Specimens from Human Remains
Professional Hair Care for Human Remains
Fountain's Method of Management Techniques for the Eyes
Enhance Emaciated Features Arterially Using Split Injection and Restricted Drainage
Embalming--United Kingdom and European
The Art of Embalming and its Purpose
Section II. Glossary
Index