Tuesday, October 16th, 2018

History & General Resources


Autopsy (Post Mortem Examination, Obduction): Multi-part article on MedicineNet.com by Melissa Conrad Stoppler, MD.

The Basics of Funeral Service: Mini-tutorial sponsored by the Indiana Funeral Director’s Association; created by Curtis D. Rostad.

Death: An Inquiry Into Man’s Mortal Weakness: An interactive ThinkQuest site that explores the topic of death: from causes; coping with death to the finality of death & the uncertainty that follows.

Death: and how people go about doing it: An interactive ThinkQuest site that explores why people die and how people in various cultures deal with the process and aftermath. Covers the biological process, the psychology, social implications and cultural aspects.

Death: The last taboo: This online exhibition by the Australian Museum looks at what happens to us after we die; how different cultures dispose of, mourn and remember their dead and takes a remarkable journey through how death has been dealt with through the ages.

Grief in a Family Context: Online course created by Kathleen R. Gilbert, Ph.D, Indiana University. Contains extensive list of resource links

MEDLINEplusMedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations.

The Routine Autopsy: The Procedure Related in Narrative Form / A Guide for Screenwriters and Novelists by Ed Uthman, MD

Sociology of Death & Dying: — This meta-index of death & dying resources includes the following topics: cross-cultural issues; death in the arts and humanities; types of death; life after death; obituaries; memorials; religion; politics; euthanasia and physician assisted suicide; animal rights; grief; funeral customs and planning. It is complied and maintained by Michael C. Kearl, Trinity University.