An Experiment on Eye Process

From The Art and Science of Embalming (1896) by Carl Barnes.

The illustration shows an experiment by the embalmer W.W. Harris to test the efficacy of injecting embalming fluid through needles inserted at the corners of the eyes. Harris showed that the fluid would come out the veins and arteries in the neck— and if the head were still attached to a body, would then presumably spread throughout the rest of the corpse.

     Posted By: Alex - Sun Jun 06, 2021
     Category: Death | Experiments | Eyes and Vision





Comments
Kids — if you’re looking for an idea for a school science fair project, look no further!
Posted by Brian on 06/08/21 at 08:56 PM
Just be sure to use an already dead corpse, and not your classmates... though a less-beloved teacher might be fair game.
Posted by Richard Bos on 06/12/21 at 02:38 PM









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