2010-01-23

Safety Coffins: The Ultimate Protection Against Premature Burial



Premature burial was a serious danger in the days when doctors did not fully understand such conditions as comas and catalepsy, because it was not always possible to declare with certainty whether a person was truly dead or merely unconscious.


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In 1906 Frederick J. Harvey, the 20-year-old son of a millionaire Kansas restaurateur, died suddenly after a short illness. When his fiancée, Lily Godfrey, visited the family tomb, she became convinced that Frederick was only sleeping and arranged for the body to be taken home. Four months later Fredrick emerged from his trance. He married the faithful Lily soon afterward.


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Safety Coffins: The Ultimate Protection Against Premature Burial

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