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Denial of Death

  • By: James W. Ellor & Helen Harris
  • In: Encyclopedia of Death and the Human Experience
  • Edited by: Clifton D. Bryant & Dennis L. Peck
  • Subject:Gerontology, Sociology of Dying & Death Studies, Lifespan & Developmental Psychology (general)

Visiting a rural cemetery that contains 18th- or 19th-century tombstones reminds us of the then high mortality rates of infants and children. Before the advent of hospitalization of the sick and ...

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