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    Premature Burial: How It May Be Prevented (Hardback) By (author) Walter Hadwen, By (author) William Tebb, By (author) Edward Perry Vollum, Foreword by Jonathan Sale

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    DescriptionLong out of print, this book was written to reassure the many nineteenth-century people who were apparently worried (to death?) about being buried alive. Indeed, one of the authors himself had a narrow escape, as his collaborator writes: 'Dr. Vollum first became interested in the important question of Premature Burial in consequence of his own very narrow escape from live sepulture, having been pronounced dead from drowning, and prepared for interment, when consciousness happily returned spontaneously.' This edited version of the book extracts the most frightening stories of narrow escapes and living burials from a mass of historical material. Its contents list includes: Animal and So-called Human Hibernation, Narrow Escapes from Premature Burial, Premature Burial of Doubtful Cases, Death-Counterfeits, The Danger of Hasty Burials, Sudden Death, Embalming and Dissections and Count Karnice-Karnicki's Invention.

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    Premature Burial
    How It May Be Prevented
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Walter Hadwen, By (author) William Tebb, By (author) Edward Perry Vollum, Foreword by Jonathan Sale
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 120
    Width: 133 mm
    Height: 203 mm
    Thickness: 13 mm
    Weight: 454 g
    ISBN 13: 9781843913801
    ISBN 10: 1843913801

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBTB
    BIC E4L: HIS
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.3
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 750
    BIC subject category V2: JHBZ
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    BISAC V2.8: SOC005000
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26920
    Abridged Dewey: 306
    Libri: ENGM4550
    LC classification: HQ
    BISAC V2.8: SOC036000
    DC23: 363.7509
    Thema V1.0: JHBZ, NHTB
    Illustrations note
    Hesperus Press Ltd
    Imprint name
    Hesperus Press Ltd
    Publication date
    05 October 2012
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    Author Information
    Jonathan Sale is a British journalist and former writer for Punch magazine. Walter Hadwen (1854 - 1932) was a doctor and pharmaceutical chemist. He was also a member of the London Association for the Prevention of Premature Burial, founded in 1896. William Tebb (1830 - 1917) was a British businessman and wide-ranging social reformer. He co-founded the London Association for Prevention of Premature Burial. Edward Perry Vollum was a doctor and was almost buried alive. He finally died in 1902.