BROOKFIELD, Wis. – The National Funeral Directors Association has released the first-ever Spanish-language translation of the profession’s premier embalming text book “Embalming: History, Theory, and Practice” by Robert G. Mayer, according to a news release.
“NFDA is pleased to provide funeral professionals who speak Spanish with an embalming textbook in their native language,” said Deborah Andres, NFDA vice president of international relations. “This is the first text of its kind in Spanish and meets an important need in Central and South America and other parts of the world.”
Mayer’s textbook, which is in its fifth edition, has been a trusted textbook for generations of embalmers. The book covers the history of embalming; explains embalming theory; and describes present practice, including the latest trends, restorative arts and mortuary cosmetology.
The fifth edition also covers topics such as creating a safe working environment; preparation and preservation without the use of standard embalming chemicals; conditions and causes of death that influence the embalming process; preparation of organ and tissue donors; and embalming for shipping.
“Embalsamamiento: Historia, Teoría y Prâctica” by Robert G. Mayer can be purchased through NFDA at a special introductory price of $124.95 (regular price: $146.95). To order the book, funeral professionals should call NFDA at +1 262-798-1880 and ask to speak with International Member Services Representative Rose Pena; the text can also be ordered online through the NFDA Resource Store, www.nfda.org/resourcestore.
Posted May 8