Embalming – History to its Recent Advancements

  • Sunil Shrestha Postgraduate student, Department of Human Anatomy, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan, Nepal
  • Saru Bhattarai Postgraduate student, Department of Human Anatomy, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS), Dharan, Nepal
  • Samyog Mahat Senior Resident, Department of Human Anatomy, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
  • Manisha Jha Senior Resident, Department of Human Anatomy, BPKIHS, Dharan, Nepal
  • Kapil Amgain Assistant Professor, Head of Dept. of Anatomy & Cell Biology, Karnali Academy of Health Sciences (KAHS), Jumla, Nepal

Abstract

Embalming as art and science of preserving dead bodies with postponing decomposition using embalming fluid. The method of preservation of cadavers is natural and non-natural. This study involves an extensive search of journal articles to access the trend of development of embalming technique that was developed after many trials and errors. In this paper, we have briefly discussed about the past, present and upcoming future technique of cadaver preservation with recent advances and modification. We also would like to recommend that new internationally recognized standard on embalming technique should be developed so that cadavers were excellently preserved and color remains natural.

Keywords: Embalming, Embalming Fluid, Cadaver preservation, Plastination, Recent Advances in Embalming, Formalin

Published
2019-12-12
How to Cite
Shrestha, S., Bhattarai, S., Mahat, S., Jha, M., & Amgain, K. (2019). Embalming – History to its Recent Advancements. Europasian Journal of Medical Sciences , 1(1), 75-84. Retrieved from https://www.europasianjournals.org/index.php/europasian/article/view/15