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Medical and Scientific Library of W. Bruce Fye Part IV / CREMATION. THOMPSON, HENRY. 1820-1904. Autograph Letter Signed, to Ernest R, 3 pp, London, March 3.

LOT 1048
CREMATION.
THOMPSON, HENRY. 1820-1904.
Autograph Letter Signed, to Ernest R[?], 3 pp, London, March 3.
20 – 29 June 2022, 12:00 EDT
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CREMATION.

THOMPSON, HENRY. 1820-1904. Autograph Letter Signed, to Ernest R[?], 3 pp, London, March 3. Thompson writes, in part: "Dear Sir, Pray follow me in never suggesting that cremation shd. be compulsory at any time. What must be compulsory is the great question of a well-managed death certification in every case. When that is achieved cremation will be far safer than burial is at present."
WITH: Caricature portrait of Thompson, entitled "Cremation", by Spy (Carlo Pelligrini), taken from Vanity Fair, [1874].

Henry Thompson was "the leading British urologist for over twenty years.... The introduction of cremation was one of Thompson's major achievements. His interest was aroused by seeing an incinerator at the Great Exhibition in Vienna in 1873, and he immediately began to experiment with the burning of animals. The next year he published a book, Cremation: The Treatment of the Body after Death (1874), and was largely instrumental in founding the Cremation Society.... His efforts to improve the accuracy of death certificates were incorporated in the Cremation Act of 1902" (ODNB 54:441-442).

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