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Title:The American way of death
Author(s):Mitford, Jessica
Publisher:New York : Simon and Schuster, 1963
Subject(s):Funeral rites and ceremonies--Economic aspects--United States
Undertakers and undertaking--United States
Death--United States
Funeral Rites--United States
Mortuary Practice--United States
Notes:Notes: Includes bibliography.
Location: Humanities in Medicine
Call Number:WA 840 M683a 1963
Annotation: In this modern classic, the author provides us with muckraking revelations about the predatory American funeral industry. Since the mortuary business remains largely unregulated by the government, Mitford's 1963 expose remains all too relevant. The author shows how our culture's fearful reticence about death and dying enables morticians to take profitable advantage of the relatives of the deceased in their most vulnerable moments mourning the death of a loved one.
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