I do not want to be embalmed. I would hope that this (being falsely proclaimed dead, I mean) couldn't happen today but it still makes me wonder why there is a need for embalming today. We have refrigeration now and even though the body is dead, it seems pretty nasty to poke and prod and inject a bunch of chemicals.
Here's an interesting article about the practice, from Alternet.
And this from the same day.....
I love the Hotel Alexandria. It's been through a roller coaster from over-the-top extravagance, with the famed million dollar carpet in the Palm Court, to flop-house status, and now it's rising again to become an integral part of the rebirth of the Historic Core in downtown Los Angeles. I wonder how many other people have fallen from the windows or roof throughout the years. At this point in time the hotel was only about a month old.