Nekrokēdeia or, The art of embalming

An 18th century surgeon, deeply fascinated with the customs of death, Greenhill was a staunch supporter of embalming – believing it to be as important as anatomy or surgery. Too fragile to display open, this book offers fascinating insights into 18th century attitudes to death, medical politics and antiquarianism.

Thomas Greenhill, 1705. Layton Collection 11608


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