Posts Tagged: History of Death

Disposing the dead: The cremation debate in the 19th century

By Lisa Haushofer In her insightful book, “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War,” Drew Faust shows how the Civil War forever changed America’s experience of death. Never before had the country seen such a large fatality

Disposing the dead: The cremation debate in the 19th century

By Lisa Haushofer In her insightful book, “This Republic of Suffering: Death and the American Civil War,” Drew Faust shows how the Civil War forever changed America’s experience of death. Never before had the country seen such a large fatality

On Assisted Dying

By Kate Womersley One of Britain’s foremost polymaths, Raymond Tallis is a vocal supporter in the campaign for assisted dying to be legalized in the UK. He has a uniquely broad perspective on this issue as a medical doctor (specializing

On Assisted Dying

By Kate Womersley One of Britain’s foremost polymaths, Raymond Tallis is a vocal supporter in the campaign for assisted dying to be legalized in the UK. He has a uniquely broad perspective on this issue as a medical doctor (specializing

DIAGNOSIS: Death: A Self-Portrait

by Kate Womersley   Death famously has no face, but in a recently exhibited portrait, it has two. Last year at London’s Tate Modern, Damien Hirst displayed ‘With Dead Head’ (1991) as part of his career retrospective. In the dissection

DIAGNOSIS: Death: A Self-Portrait

by Kate Womersley   Death famously has no face, but in a recently exhibited portrait, it has two. Last year at London’s Tate Modern, Damien Hirst displayed ‘With Dead Head’ (1991) as part of his career retrospective. In the dissection