AN IMPROVED EMBALMING PROCEDURE FOR PRESERVATION OF THE CADAVERS

Umar Draz, Muhammad Imran Qureshi

Abstract


Background: In many respects the embalmment of dead bodies with Formaldehyde is harmful for the health of
embalmers. Therefore, there is need to develop methods that are potentially less harmful. Methods: In this study we
tried to develop a new method for embalmment which is less harmful. In this method we preserved five bodies with
the help of a specially constituted solution containing Sodium Pentachlorophenate and Sorbitol besides other
ingredients. Results: Our results were encouraging as all the five bodies were used in summer heat for more than two
months without any problems.

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