[Preservation of human cadavers throughout history--a contribution to development and methodology].Beitr Gerichtl Med. 1990; 48:455-8.BG
From ancient times to nowadays man tried out of different intentions to keep the bodies of dead persons in the best possible state of preservation. The embalming procedures primary aim at avoiding or at least stopping rottness and autolysis. They have to change depending on the technical possibilities and further destiny of the embalmed bodies. Beside a short historical review we present the method used at our institute.