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Title XII PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

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  194.080.  Preparation of certain dead bodies for shipment. — The body of any person having died of diphtheria (membranous croup), scarlet fever (scarlatina or scarlet rash), glanders, anthrax, leprosy or smallpox shall not be offered to or accepted by any common carrier for transportation unless:  (1) It shall have been thoroughly embalmed by arterial and cavity injection with a disinfecting fluid, the orifices disinfected and packed with cotton, and the whole exterior of the body washed with a disinfecting fluid; or (2) unless it shall have been completely wrapped in a sheet that is saturated with a solution of bichloride of mercury, in the proportion of one ounce of bichloride of mercury to one gallon of water, and encased in an airtight metal or metal-lined burial case, coffin, casket or box that is closed and hermetically sealed.

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(RSMo 1939 § 9785)

Prior revisions: 1929 § 9064; 1919 § 5820; 1909 § 6688


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