Embalming Treatments

Chapter XLVII


"If the neck has not been destroyed the work is much easier. Secure three sticks ( a broom handle will do nicely) of one-foot lengths. Sharpen both ends and set two in the back portion of the trunk and one in front. The sticks should protrude about four inches from the torso. Set the head securely into position upon the sharpened ends of the sticks. This work can be done best if the body is placed in an upright position; as that will permit the operator to work from all sides. DE-CE-CO Hardening Compound should be applied liberally at the point where the flesh is joined, to prevent further leakage. Suture the flesh together with "Kant-strand or some heavy cord, making allowances for any missing portions...."
pp. 153-154