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    George B. Palermo & Edward J. Gumz (1994). The Last Invasion of Human Privacy and its Psychological Consequences on Survivors: A Critique of the Practice of Embalming. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 15 (4).
    In spite of the fact that it is required only occasionally for sanitary reasons and not legally mandatory, the practice of embalming is widespread in contemporary American society. This study explores the historical, cultural and psychological factors which gave rise to the practice of embalming and why the practice continues. Two case studies are presented in which delayed grief reactions were present; linkages with embalming are described. It is suggested that the frightening finitude of the self and a fear of (...)
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