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Ie Embalming: History, Theory, and Practice, Sixth Edition

ISBN: 9781264686445
ISBN: 9781264686445
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The most complete and up-to-date text on the art and science of embalming

This new edition of the trusted classic delivers the most current information on the art and science of embalming, restorative art, and mortuary cosmetology. The authors give special attention to creating a safe working environment, from the standpoint of ergonomics, personal hygiene, and the use of embalming chemicals. Expanded technical areas of the book help you prepare the body for viewing without using standard embalming chemicals.

Embalming: History, Theory, and Practice features 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


New to this edition:


  • All new color photographs
  • New chapter on the preparation of organ and tissue donors
  • Additional questions and terminology in each chapter
  • Updated information on instrumentation and OSHA material
  • Greater emphasis on the use of personal protective equipment
  • Alternative methods of body disposition


Editorial Consultants

PART I. The Theory and Practice of Embalming

1. Origins of Embalming and Reverent Care of the Dead
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 Age 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. Viewing without Embalming, Delayed Viewing, Re-embalming, and Human Remains Shipping

PART II. The Origin and History of Embalming
Edward C. Johnson, Gail R. Johnson, and Melissa Johnson

PART III. History of Modern Restorative Art
Edward C. Johnson, Gail R. Johnson, and Melissa J. Williams

PART IV. Selected Readings

1. Summary of Guidelines Submitted to OSHA from the National Funeral Directors Association Committee on Infectious Disease, Summer, 1989

2. Mortuary Care of Armed Forces Service Members. From: Standards for Department of Defense (DOD) Mortuary Facilities and for Drafting a Performance Work Statement (PWS) for DOD Contracted Mortuary Services, March 2019

3. Identification: An Essential Part of What We Do
Michael Kubasak

4. The Mathematics of Embalming Chemistry: Part I. A Critical Evaluation of “One-Bottle” Embalming Chemical Claims
Jerome F. Frederick, PhD

5. The Measurement of Formaldehyde Retention in the Tissues of Embalmed Bodies
John Kroshus, Joseph McConnell, and Jay Bardole

6. The Two-Year Fix: Long-Term Preservation for Delayed Viewing
Kerry Don Peterson

7. Occupational Exposure to Formaldehyde in Mortuaries
L. Lamont Moore, CIH, CSP and Eugene C. Ogrodnik, MS

8. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Formaldehyde (Is It Good or Is It Evil?)
Maureen Robinson

9. The Preparation Room: Ventilation
Jack Adams, CFSP

10. Risk of Infection and Tracking of Work-related Infectious Diseases in the Funeral Industry
Susan Salter Davidson, MS, MT (ASCP) and William H. Benjamin, Jr., PhD

11. Creutzfeldt-Jakob Disease: A Comprehensive Guide for Healthcare Personnel, Section 3: Information for Embalmers
Curtis D. Rostad, CFSP

12. Hepatitis from A to G
Kim Collison

13. The Increase in MRSA and VRE
Mike Cloud, Jr.

14. The Antimicrobial Activity of Embalming Chemicals and Topical Disinfectants on the Microbial Flora of Human Remains
Peter A. Burke and A. L. Sheffner

15. The Microbiologic Evaluation and Enumeration of Postmortem Specimens from Human Remains
Gordon W. Rose, PhD and Robert N. Hockett, MS

16. Professional Hair Care for Human Remains
Darla A. Tripoli, CO, LFD, CFSP

17. Restricted Cervical Injection as a Primary Injection Method
Ben Whitworth

18. Enhance Emaciated Features Arterially Using Split Injection and Restricted Drainage
Sharon L. Gee

19. Embalming—United Kingdom and European
Peter J. Ball, FBIE

20. The Art of Embalming and its Purpose
Ron Hast

21. Embalming COVID-19: Infection Control and Storage
Jzyk S. Ennis, PhD

22. Cosmetic Airbrushing of Un-embalmed Decedents
Daryl M. Hammond