Embalming Surgeons of the Civil War
By James W. Lowry
This booklet is a look at the emerging practice of embalming during the Civil War. It is estimated that from ten to forty thousand soldiers were embalmed during the Civil War and taken home for burial. Nothing advanced mortuary science in such a short period of time as did the Civil War; it brought improvements in embalming, caskets, grave vaults, customs, and products.
Softcover, 26 pages