The Community Of the Dead

Jeanne Guillemin

in Anthrax

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 1999 | ISBN: 9780520222045
Published online May 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520927100 | DOI:
The Community Of the Dead

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This chapter narrates the research team's visit to the Vostochniy Cemetery, where they recorded the names and the dates of birth and death of the outbreak victims, and begins by discussing the Russians' traditions on death and burial. It then describes the layout of the Vostochniy Cemetery, and notes that the data gathered from the tombstones of the victims reveal their generation and the phases of Soviet history they experienced. The chapter states that unlike most epidemics, where the victims are usually the most vulnerable and weakest, the victims of this outbreak are all older people, and also notes that the female victims were usually older than the male victims.

Keywords: death and burial; Vostochniy Cemetery; outbreak victims; data

Chapter.  4525 words. 

Subjects: Medical Anthropology

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