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instruments for embalming

Modern Embalming/ История и современное бальзамирование

The goals of embalming are to sanitize, preserve, and restore a corpse for transport or display.  Although attempts to preserve bodies with embalming techniques began in antiquity, the American Civil War era and last quarter of the 19th century showed dramatic advancements in embalming processes, instruments, chemicals, and education.  The demand for corpse-preservation during the Civil War stemmed from families' desires for the return of th...