From Ask A Mortician.
Just a spoon full of ashes helps the (vampire) medicine go down.
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Mortician and Writer: Caitlin Doughty
Producer and Writer: Louise Hung (@LouiseHung1)
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A special thanks to Michael E. Bell, whose book “Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England’s Vampires” was incredibly informative in the creation of this video. We are so grateful for your scholarship and VAMPIRE SLEUTHING.
Thank you to the National Museum of Health and Medicine for your thoughtful response to our questions and your important work with JB-55.
***SELECTED SOURCES & ADDITIONAL READING***
Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England’s Vampires
Bell, Michael E.
Wesleyan University Press. Middletown, Connecticut, 2001.
Vampire Forensics: Uncovering the Origins of an Enduring Legend
Jenkins, Mark Collins
The National Geographic Society. Washington, DC, 2010.
A History of Vampires in New England
The History Press. Charleston, South Carolina, 2010.
“The Great New England Vampire Panic”
“Mysterious Connecticut ‘Vampire’ Finally Identified 200 Years After Burial”
“The Vampires of Rhode Island: Bright, Like An Angel. Nancy Young, 19, Foster. 1827”
“A ‘vampire’s’ remains were found about 30 years ago in Connecticut. Now DNA is giving him new life.”
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