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Books of Interest

xxxxxxA Biographical History of Medicine - John H. Talbott, MD

xxxxxxA Brief History of Death - DJ Davies

xxxxxxA Death Decoded: Forensic Investigation of the death of Robert Kennicott - S Schlachtmayer

xxxxxxA Fly for the Prosecution - M. Lee Goff

xxxxxxA Matter of Life and Death: conversations with a pathologist - Sue Armstrong

xxxxxxA Traffic of Dead Bodies: Anatomy & Embodies Social Identity in 19th Century AmericaMichael Sappol

xxxxxxA Voice for the Dead: A forensic investigators pursuit of the truth in the grave - James Starrs

xxxxxxAlive: The Living Breathing Human Body Book - DK Publishing (Great for Kids)

xxxxxxAmerican Ground: Unbuilding the World Trade Center - William Langewiesche - See page 139 re: discussions of why people
xxxxxxwant to retrieve their loved ones

xxxxxxAn Introduction to the Work of a Medical Examiner: From death scene to autopsy suite - J  Micetich

xxxxxxAnd Then I Cried: Stories of a Mortuary NCO.  Justin Jordan.

xxxxxxAnthropology of Death and Burial - M. Pearson

xxxxxxAtlas of Occupational Marks on Human Remains.  L Capasso, K A R Kennedy, and C A Wilczak. Edigratifal. SPA Terano, Italy.

xxxxxxBeyond Knowing: Mysteries and Messages of Death and Life from a Forensic Pathologist - Janis Amatuzio, MD.

xxxxxxBeyond the Body Farm: a legendary bone detective explores murders, mysteries, and the revolution in forensic science
xxxxxx- Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson

xxxxxxBioarchaeology: An Integrated Approach to Working with Human Remains. Martin, Harrod & Perez

xxxxxxBiohazard: The Chilling True Story of the Largest Covert Biological Weapons Program in the World Told from the Inside by
xxxxxxthe Man Who Ran It - Ken Alibek

xxxxxxBird Flu: Everything You Need to Know About the Next Pandemic - Dr. Marc Siegal, Wiley Press

xxxxxxBloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln's Corpse - James L. Swanson

xxxxxxBodies We’ve Buried - Jarrett Hallcox and Amy Welch, Foreword by Dr. Bill Bass. Berkley Press

xxxxxxBodies We’ve Buried: Inside the National Forensic Academy, the World’s Top CSI Training School - Bill Bass

xxxxxxBody Brokers: Inside America’s Underground Trade in Human Remains - Annie Cheney

xxxxxxBody of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab - Christine Montross

xxxxxxBones - Dr. Douglas Ubelaker and Henry Scammell

xxxxxxBones Books and Bell Jars: Photographs of the Mutter Museum Collection - A. Baldeck.

xxxxxxBrookwood Necropolis Railway - John Clarke

xxxxxxBuried Alive - Jan Bondeson

xxxxxxBurke and Hare: Infamous 19th Century Body Snatchers - Brian Bailey

xxxxxxBury the Dead: Corpses, Skeletons, Mummies & Tombs - Christopher Sloan

xxxxxxCadaver Dog Handbook: Forensic Training and Tactics for the Recovery of Human Remains - Andrew Rebmann

xxxxxxCarved in Bone, a Body Farm Novel - Dr. William Bass (The Body Farm) writes as Jefferson Bass in this interesting murder mystery novel

xxxxxxCelebrations of Death: An Anthropology of Mortuary Rituals - Peter Metcalfe and Richard Huntington

xxxxxxCemetery Stories: Haunted Graveyards, embalming secrets and the life of a corpse after death - Katherine Ramshaw

xxxxxxCoffins, Kits and More - Lee Ward (ASE Member)

xxxxxxCold Case Homicides: Practical Investigative Techniques - R. H. Walton

xxxxxxCorpse - Jessica Snyder Sachs.

xxxxxxCorpses, Coffins & Crypts: A History of Burial - Penny Colman

xxxxxxCreutzfeldt-Jakob Disease - A Practical Guide for the Embalmer - Available through the NJ Funeral Service Education Corporation.

xxxxxxCrime Scene Chemistry for the Armchair Sleuth - C. Cobb, M. Fetterolf, J. Goldsmith

xxxxxxCriminal Poisoning: Investigational guide for law enforcement, toxicologists, forensic scientists and attorneys - John Harris
xxxxxxTrestrail, III

xxxxxxDead and Buried? - Norman Adams

xxxxxxDead Men Do Tell Tales - William R. Maples, Ph.D., and Michael Browning

xxxxxxDead Reckoning: The New Science of Catching Killers - Michael Baden

xxxxxxDeath, Dissection and the Destitute - Ruth Richardson

xxxxxxDeath in Paradise: History of the Los Angeles County Coroner - T Blaneke and B Schreiber

xxxxxxDeath’s Acre - Dr. Bill Bass and Jon Jefferson

xxxxxxDetection of Human Remains - Edward W. Killam

xxxxxxDigging up the Dead: A history of notable American reburials - Michael Kammen

xxxxxxDissecting DeathFredrick Zugibe, MD, PhD and David L. Carroll

xxxxxxDissection on Display - Christine Quigley

xxxxxxDissections: Photographs of a Rite of Passage in American Medicine, 1880-1930 - John Harley Warmer and James M. Edmonson

xxxxxxDoes this mean you'll see me naked? - Robert D. Webster

xxxxxxDread. How Fear and Fantasy Have Fueled Epidemics from the Black Death to Avian Flu - Phillip Alcabes.

xxxxxxEarthly Remains - Andrew T. Chamberlain and Michael Parker Pearson

xxxxxxEgyptian Mummies: Unraveling the Secrets of an Ancient Art - B. Brier

xxxxxxEmbalming: History, Theory and Practice.  4th Revised Edition - Robert G. Mayer (ASE co-founder), Editor. 704 pages with new
xxxxxxauthor contributions

xxxxxxEmbalming: History, Theory and Practice. 5th Edition, Robert G. Mayer, Editor.  The most updated version of this valuable
xxxxxxresource is now available.

xxxxxxEmbalming Is Not A Sport - Arlin D. Menager

xxxxxxEmbalming Notes - Daniel Winship

xxxxxxEssentials of Autopsy Practice - Guy N. Rutty

xxxxxxEvidence Embalmed - Rosalie David and Eddie Tapp

xxxxxxExplosives and Chemical Weapons Identification - James B. Crippin

xxxxxxFatal Sequence: The Killer Within - Kevin J. Tracey, MD

xxxxxxFBI Handbook of Crime Scene Forensics - The FBI

xxxxxxFear Less – Real Truth About Risk, Safety, and Security in a Time of Terrorism - Gavin DeBecker

xxxxxxFinal Exam: A surgeon's reflections on mortalit - Pauline W. Chen

xxxxxxFinal Exits: The Illustrated Encyclopedia of How We Die - Michael Largo

xxxxxxFinding Heroes: The Search for Columbia’s Astronauts - Byron Starr

xxxxxxFlesh and Bone: An Introduction to Forensic Anthropology

xxxxxxFlesh and Bone - published under the author name Jefferson Bass. Great new book by William Bass of the Body Farm

xxxxxxFlesh and Bone: an introduction to forensic anthropology - M. Nafte

xxxxxxForensic Art and Illustration - Karen T. Taylor

xxxxxxForensic Detective: how I cracked the world’s toughest cases - Robert Mann

xxxxxxForensic Osteology: Advances in the Identification of Human Remains - Kathleen J. Reichs and William M. Bass

xxxxxxForensic Recovery of Human Remains: Archaeological Approaches - Tosha Dupras

xxxxxxFormaldehido. Técnicas Avanzadas de Embalsamamiento YQuímica Mortuoria - Both by Carlos Guzman, Spanish speaking
xxxxxxembalmering books, available from

xxxxxxFossils: The History of Life - R. Fortey

xxxxxxGerms: Biological Weapons and America’s Secret War - Judith Miller, Stephen Engelberg and William Broad

xxxxxxGrave Exodus - Xavier A. Cronin

xxxxxxGrieving the Death of a Pet - Betty J. Carmack

xxxxxxHandbook of Forensic Pathology - V. J. DiMaio

xxxxxxHistory of American Funeral Directing - Robert W. Habenstein and William M. Lamers. 3rd Revised Edition

xxxxxxHistory of Embalming and of preparations in anatomy, pathology and natural history - Jean Nicholas Gannal. - Reprinted by
xxxxxxBiblioLife, February, 2009

xxxxxxHuman Bones in Archaeology - Ann Stirland

New!In Death Lamented: The Tradition of Anglo-American Mourning Jewelry - S. Nehama

xxxxxxInside the World Trade Center DNA Story: The Unprecedented Effort to Identify the Missing - Robert C. Shaler

xxxxxxInto the Hands of Strangers - Amber Lenore Wickler

xxxxxxIntroduction to Forensic Anthropology: A Textbook - Steven N. Byers

xxxxxxJoint Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Mortuary Affairs in Joint Operations - Joint Pub 4-06

xxxxxxLenin’s Embalmers - Ilya Zbarsky and Samuel Hutchinson

xxxxxxLiving Terrors – What America Needs to Know to Survive the Coming Bioterrorist Catastrophe - Michael T. Osterholm and
xxxxxxJohn Schwartz

xxxxxxLost Souls. Photographs from "cabinets of curiosity" around the world - L Herzog

xxxxxxMagnificent Corpses: Searching through Europe for St. Peter’s Head, St. Claire’s Heart, St. Stephen’s Hand and Other Saintly Relics
xxxxxx - Anneli S. Rufus

xxxxxxMaking Faces; Using Forensic and Archaeological Evidence - John Prag and Richard Neave - Excellent resource on facial reconstruction

xxxxxxMaterials Used At The Embalming Of King Tutankhamen - Herbert Eustis Winlock

xxxxxxMissing Corpse: Grave robbing a guilded age tycoon - Wayne Fanebust

xxxxxxMistress of the Art of Death - Ariana Franklin

xxxxxxModern Mummies - Christine Quigley

xxxxxxMorbid Appearances - the anatomy of pathology in the 19th Century - Russell Mavlits

xxxxxxMummies, Bones & Body Parts - Charlotte Wilcox

xxxxxxMummies of the World. Companion to the exhibit - Mummies of the World

xxxxxxMummies: The newest, coolest and creepiest from around the world - Shelly Tanaka

xxxxxxMutter Museum of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia - G. Worden

xxxxxxNecropolis: London and It’s Dead - Catharine Arnold

xxxxxxNotes of an Anatomis - F. Gonzalez-Crussi

xxxxxxPreserving the Dead. The Art and Science of Embalming - Lost Technology Series, Lindsay Publications - a collection of
xxxxxxarticles originally published in the Champion Textbook, circa 1897-1900

xxxxxxRest In Peace - Gary Laderman

xxxxxxRevenge of the Microbes: How Bacterial Resistance Undermining the Antibiotic Miracle - AA Salyers, DD Whitt
(Available through the American Society of Microbiology)

xxxxxxSecret Biological Warfare - Nick McCamley

xxxxxxSecrets of the Ancient Dead, Deciphering the Past From Tombs, Graves and Mummies - Tony Allen

New!Shocked: adventures in bringing back the recently dead - D. Casarett

xxxxxxSkulls and Skeletons - Christine Quigley

xxxxxxSleeping Beauty: Memorial Photography in America - Stanley Burns

xxxxxxSleeping Beauty II: Grief, Bereavement in Memorial Photography American and European Traditions - Stanley Burns

xxxxxxSoldier Dead. How we recover, identify, bury and honor our military fallen - Michael Sledge

xxxxxxSpeaking for the Dead: Cadavers in Biology and Medicine - D. Gareth Jones

xxxxxxSpook. Science tackles the afterlife - Mary Roach

xxxxxxStealing Lincoln's Body - Thomas J. Craughwell

xxxxxxStiff: The Curious Lives of Cadavers - Mary Roach

xxxxxxTales from the Morgue: Forensic Answers to Nine Famous Cases - Cyril Wecht, Mark Curriden and Angela Powell. Prometheus
xxxxxxBooks, NY

xxxxxxTeasing Secrets from the Dead - Emily Craig

xxxxxxThanatochemistry - James Dorn and Barbara Hopkins - Available through most book stores and

xxxxxxThe A to Z Infectious of Disease Guide - Bonnie Turkington, Carol Lee

xxxxxxThe Bone Detectives: How Forensic Anthroppologists Solve Crimes and Uncover Mysteries of the Dead – Donna M. Jackson

xxxxxxThe Body Emblazoned: Dissection and the Human Body in Renaissance Culture - Jonathon Sawday

xxxxxxThe Body of Il Deuce: Mussolini’s Corpse and the Fortunes of Italy - Sergio Luzzatto

xxxxxxThe Body in Bioethics - Alastair V. Campbell

xxxxxxThe Bone Lady - Mary Manheim

xxxxxxThe Corpse: A History - Christine Quigley

xxxxxxThe Day of the Dead and Other Mortal Reflections - F. Gonzalez-Crussi

xxxxxxThe Final Bath - Amber Lenore Winckler

xxxxxxThe Handbook of Death & Dying - 2 volumes, Clifford D. Bryant, Editor in Chief

xxxxxxThe Hot Zone - Richard Preston

xxxxxxThe Ice Maiden: Inca Mummies, Mountain Gods, and Sacred Sites in the Andes - J. Reinhard

xxxxxxThe Italian Boy, A Tale of Murder and Body Snatching in 1830’s London - Sarah Wise (currently available, excellent historical
xxxxxxwork about the body snatching and grave robbing period in London)

xxxxxxThe Killer of Little Shepherds: A True Crime Story and the Birth of Forensic Science - D. Starr

xxxxxxThe Knife Man: Blood, Body Snatching and the Birth of Modern Surgery - Wendy Moore, Broadway Books, NY

xxxxxxThe Lassa Ward. One Man's Fight Against One of the World's Deadliest Diseases - Ross I. Donaldson, M.D.

xxxxxxThe Missing Corpse: Grave Robbing a Gilded Age Tycoon - Wayne Fanebust

xxxxxxThe Murder Room. Stories from the Vidoocq Society, the pre-eminent cold-case society in the world - M Capuzzo

xxxxxxThe Phantom Museum: Henry William’s Medical Mysteries -  H. Hawken

xxxxxxThe Poisner's Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York - D. Blum

xxxxxxThe Sacred Remains - Gary Laderman

xxxxxxThe Scientific Study of Mummies -  Arthur C. Aufderheide. Great text that also covers embalming.

xxxxxxTrail of Bones: More cases from the files of a forensic anthropologist - Mary H. Manheim

xxxxxxTransplanting Human Tissue - S. Youngner, M. Anderson and R. Shapiro

New!Two years, 262 bodies & the making of a ME - J. Melinek

xxxxxxUnnatural Death: Confessions of a Medical Examiner - Michael Baden

xxxxxxWar of Nerves: Chemical Warfare from World War 1 to Al Qaeda - Jonathan B. Tucker, Pantheon Books

xxxxxxWhat Happens When You Die: from your last breath to the first spadeful - Robert Hatch

xxxxxxWhat the Corpse Revealed: Murder & the Science of Forensic Detection - Hugh Miller

xxxxxxWhen We Die - Cedric Mims

xxxxxxWritten in Bones: How human remains unlock the secrets of the dead - Paul G. Bahn

xxxxxxOvermodeled Skulls - Arthur C. Aufderheide, Publisher Heide Press ©2009

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