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Thanatochemistry: A Survey of General, Organic, and Biochemistry for Funeral Service Professionals Hardcover – 4 Aug 1997

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James M. Dorn received his B.S. in Biology and a Chemistry Minor from Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.  He then went on to receive his M.S. in Virology at the University Of Cincinnati College Of Engineering.   He is very involved in the field of embalming.  He is an Ohio Licensee in Embalming and Funeral Directing, a member of Ohio Funeral Directors Association Disaster Response Team, a member of  Ohio Embalmers Association, a Chairman American Board of Funeral Service Education National Board Examination Liaison Committee, the Vice President University Mortuary Science Education Association, and also an Education Consultant  at the Academy of Professional Funeral Service Practice. Currently, James M. Dorn is the Chairman of the Department of Embalming Sciences at the Cincinnati College of Mortuary Science and is currently teaching Anatomy, Chemistry, Pathology and Microbiology.  

Dr. Barbara Hopkins received her B.A. and Ph.D. from the Catholic University of America.  She is currently the Associate Professor and Chair of the chemistry department at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Her areas of expertise are Laser Induced Fluorescence, ICP-AES of organo-metal compounds. She received the McDonald Award for Outstanding Teaching in the Sciences in 1999.
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9 of 13 people found the following review helpful
Excellent Book!!!! 20 Mar 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This is an Excellent book dealing with chemicals and compounds use in Everyday Embalming. I recommend anyone GOING INTO Mortuary Science read this BEFORE there 2 semester. Mr. Metz @ Cypress College RULES!!!
Great Investment! 24 April 2014
By Liz Wallace - Published on Amazon.com
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Everything I needed for my Mortuary Science class. The practice problems at the ends of each chapter really helped to drive the concepts home. I wouldn't have been able to make it without this handy book! I know it will come in handy over the years as I embalm as well.
Easy to understand 11 Mar 2013
By elaine casey tipton - Published on Amazon.com
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Concise and to the point. Larger print makes this book easy to read. Very specific information that the Mortuary Chemistry students will find very helpful.
Very Interesting to start studying 8 Jan 2013
By Debra J Brewer - Published on Amazon.com
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I was planning on using this for a class in college. Its a textbook so its not exactly something you read just to read.
2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Very good Purchase, No complaints 10 Sep 2009
By Morticia Director - Published on Amazon.com
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I moved down to my college which is 6hrs. from home. I ordered my books and put down my colleges address. This book got here on time there was no delay no hassel and it is in very good condition. One of my other books got lost in the mail I never received it and then I got an email saying I was refunded becasue I returned the book back to the seller. This purchase was good easy and smooth. I recommend the seller.
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