Death brings problems—psychological, social, economic, and medical. Various customs and social conventions, often desirable, often prejudicial to the survivors, nevertheless may have a strong hold. And in the shock of grief the family may not be able to face adequately the inevitable problems. A little thought, ahead of time, will contribute enormously to the peace of mind of the family.
In a splendidly written pamphlet, calm and dispassionate, Ernest Morgan discusses some of the important problems. He holds for simplicity and dignity in funerals, and encourages families who would resist the rapacious tendencies of some funeral directors. He discusses memorial services and offers useful advice in planning of such services. Moreover, he provides much information about funeral societies and memorial societies, which are becoming more and more popular. In a most helpful fashion he provides details on eye banks and bone banks and the procedures to be followed, as well