Cremation: The Treatment of the Body After Death (Google eBook)

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Smith, Elder & Company, 1884 - Cremation - 70 pages
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Page 33 - Aucune inhumation ne sera faite sans une autorisation. sur papier libre et sans frais. de l'officier de l'état civil. qui ne pourra la délivrer qu'après s'être transporté auprès de la personne décédée. pour s'assurer du décès, et que vingt-quatre heures après le décès. hors les cas prévus par les règlements de police.
Page 64 - Every person dying in this country, and not within certain exclusions laid down by the ecclesiastical law, has a right to Christian burial, and that implies the right to be carried from the place where the body lies to the parish cemetery.
Page 51 - We disapprove the present custom of burying the dead, and desire to substitute some mode which shall rapidly resolve the body into its component elements by a process which cannot offend the living, and shall render the remains absolutely innocuous. Until some better method is devised, we desire to adopt that usually known as cremation.
Page 40 - ... more practically and more seriously than we have hitherto done. In the same sense in which ' the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath,' I hold that the earth was made not for the dead, but for the living. No intelligent faith can suppose that any Christian doctrine is affected by the manner in which or the time in which this mortal body of ours crumbles into dust and sees corruption.
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Page 71 - A MANUAL of DIET in HEALTH and DISEASE. By THOMAS KING CHAMBERS, MD Oxon., FRCP Lond.
Page 63 - That it shall be lawful for any executor or other party having lawful possession of the body of any deceased person, and not being an undertaker or other party intrusted with the body for the purpose only of interment, to permit the body of such deceased person to undergo anatomical examination, unless, to the knowledge of such executor or other party, such person shall have expressed his desire either in writing...
Page 19 - We may safely rest the sanitary part of the case on the single fact that the placing of the dead body in a grave, and covering it with a few feet of earth, does not prevent the gases generated by decomposition, together with putrescent matters which they hold in suspension, from permeating the surrounding soil and escaping into the air above and the water beneath.
Page 1 - Rest! no, not for an instant. Never was there greater activity than at this moment exists in that still corpse. Activity, but of a different kind to that which was before. Already a thousand changes have commenced. Forces innumerable have attacked the dead. The rapidity of the vulture, with its keen scent for animal decay, is nothing to that of Nature's ceaseless agents now at full work before us.
Page 51 - Cambridge, disapprove the present custom of burying the dead, and desire to substitute some mode which shall rapidly resolve the body into its component elements by a process which cannot offend the living, and may render the remains absolutely innocuous. Until some better mode is devised, we desire to promote that usually known as cremation.

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