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AnthraxThe Investigation of a Deadly Outbreak$
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Jeanne Guillemin

Print publication date: 1999

Print ISBN-13: 9780520222045

Published to California Scholarship Online: May 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520222045.001.0001

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The Community Of the Dead

The Community Of the Dead

Vostochniy Cemetery

(p.60) 6 The Community Of the Dead

Jeanne Guillemin

University of California Press

This chapter narrates the research team's visit to the Vostochniy Cemetery, where they recorded the names and the dates of birth and death of the outbreak victims, and begins by discussing the Russians' traditions on death and burial. It then describes the layout of the Vostochniy Cemetery, and notes that the data gathered from the tombstones of the victims reveal their generation and the phases of Soviet history they experienced. The chapter states that unlike most epidemics, where the victims are usually the most vulnerable and weakest, the victims of this outbreak are all older people, and also notes that the female victims were usually older than the male victims.

Keywords:   death and burial, Vostochniy Cemetery, outbreak victims, data

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