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Everything you would like to know—and more—about funeral arrangements, the funeral industry, and the disposing of bodies is neatly packaged in this report. There are chapters on the high cost of funerals and burial; on the selling tactics and expenses of buying coffins; on the legal details and limited effectiveness of embalming; on the expensive, popular fad of selling and buying concrete or metal vaults as coffin enclosures; on the nature and increased acceptance of cremation; and on the possibilities of contributing one's body to medicine either by donating organs and tissues for transplantation or by bequeathing one's remains for
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Funerals. Consumers' Last Rights.. Ann Intern Med. 1978;89:728–729. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-89-5-728_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1978;89(5_Part_1):728-729.
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