← NB Funeral History Test
5 Written Questions
5 Matching Questions
- Richard Harlan
- Hand pump
- MarceHo Malpighi
- Dr. William Harvey
- a translated Gannal's History of Embalming; responsible for bringing the European embalming techniques to the United States.
- b English custom of Middle Ages which lasted until 19th c.; person who walked the street calling out the name of the deceased and asking people to pray for the soul of the departed.
- c method to apply a continuous flow of embalming solution via manual manipulation of a handheld mechanism
- d Discovered the circulation of blood
- e "Father of Histology," the study of tissues.
5 Multiple Choice Questions
- inventor of the microscope - "Father of Microbiology
- organization of the casket manufacturers intended to facilitate sharing of information (now known as the Casket and Funeral Supply Association).
- 1840's reported on unsanitary conditions in London created by intramural burials, the high cost of funerals and the 15t use of the death certificate.
- - outer enclosure for caskets placed in the grave; originally intended to prevent grave robbery
- Scottish anatomist credited with the discovery of "Hunters Canal."
5 True/False Questions
August Hoffman → from the Greek word 'kofinos'; utilitarian container designed to hold human remains, often anthropoidal in shape
Layers out of the dead → became an occupational specialty in many larger US cities by the end of the 18th c.; predecessor to the undertaker.
Mound burial → Scottish anatomist credited with the discovery of "Hunters Canal."
PoIlinctores → name of the ancient Roman embalmers. They were either slaves or employees of Libitinarius
National Selected Morticians (NSM) → a professional association of funeral directors and embalmers organized in 1882. It is the oldest and largest national funeral service organization in the world. NFDA currently provides is advocacy, education, information, products, programs and services to help members enhance the quality of services to families. (this statement taken from the NFDA constitution)