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Preserving the Final Moment: A Brief History of Embalming in America
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Preserving the Final Moment: A Brief History of Embalming in America

Wednesday, Oct 30, 2013 6:00p

Embalming, the process of temporarily preserving human remains, has been practiced across cultures throughout time. Today, the United States is one of the only countries in the world where it is standard practice to chemically preserve the dead for funeral viewings. Anna Dhody, Curator of the Mütter Museum, will talk about the history of embalming with an emphasis on the rise of embalming traditions during the American Civil War. Don't miss this disturbingly informative talk!

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