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Death’s Summer Coat

What the History of Death and Dying Teaches Us About Life and Living

By Brandy Schillace
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Death’s Summer Coat: What the History of Death and Dying Teaches Us About Life and Living by Brandy Schillace

Death’s Summer Coat (2016) is a peculiar and sometimes gruesome look at the history of a subject we don’t like to think about: death. Learn about how death rituals and the medical profession affect our relationship with the deceased – and that defining death isn’t as easy as one might think.

  • Anyone mourning the loss of a loved one
  • Historians interested in rituals of death and funerals
  • Morticians and medical professionals who have to deal with death on a daily basis

Brandy Schillace is an interdisciplinary scholar specializing in medicine, history and literature. She works for the Dittrick Museum of Medical History and edits a medical anthropology journal. Her other publications include Unnatural Reproductions and Monstrosity and Hauntings: An Anthology.

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