Ask a Mortician: How Do You Protect Yourself From Dead Body Microbes?

Yay! Our favorite mortician, Caitlin Doughty, is back with a new episode of Ask a Mortician. This time, she explains miasma theory and why your loved ones don't technically need to be embalmed after death.

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I love her videos! While on the subject, here's a decent book that talks more about miasma theory, I highly recommend it - The Ghost Map, by Steven Johnson. It talks about one of the deadliest outbreaks of cholera in London, and how it lead to a better understanding of disease.