PÉREZ FADRIQUE, Juan Eulogio
Modo practico de embalsamar cuerpos defunctos, para preservarlos incorruptos....Seville: Thomè de Dios Miranda, 1666.
On embalming corpses, and on human cadavers. This work includes (pp. 98-127) instructions for the embalming process in Spain, with woodcut illustrations of the tools used and recipes for the ointments. The author also describes (pp. 128-138) a non-invasive technique for preserving cadavers for transportation between cities, again with recipes for ointments. In the first chapter the author discusses natural deaths, violent deaths, and the process of decomposition. His section on the history of embalming includes chapters on techniques employed by the ancient Egyptians and Greeks. Digital facsimile from Google Books at this link.
Subjects: ANATOMY › Embalming, COUNTRIES, CONTINENTS AND REGIONS › Spain, DEATH & DYING