The father of cremation

We’ve neglected to post Dalrymple’s last few BMJ essays. This week’s essay is a profile of Dr. William Price, the father of cremation. Last week’s essay “How Long Is A Life?” looks at Lionel Arthur Tollemache, a writer with an interest in human longevity. The previous week’s piece “Smoking Sophisticates and Slobs” gives us Peter Cheyney, author of “The Urgent Hangman”, a book full of gratuitous smoking.

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