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SHC: A Brief History (sources)

  • A Cabinet of Medical Curiosities, by Jan Bondeson, 1997 Cornell University, 1999 W.W. Norton & Company, New York, NY, USA. ISBN: 0-393-31892-3. Pgs. 1-25
  • Ablaze!, by Larry E. Arnold, 1995 M. Evans and Company, Inc., New York, USA. ISBN: 0871317893, 9780871317896
  • “Alfred Watkins,” article in the Wikipedia website, 2010. Online at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alfred_Watkins
  • “An Extract, by Mr. Paul Rolli, F.R.S. of an Italian Treatise, written by the Reverend Joseph Bianchini, a Prebend in the City of Verona; upon the Death of the Countess Cornelia Zangari & Bandi, of Cesena. To which are subjoined Accounts of the Death of Jo. Hitchell, who was burned to Death by Lightning; and of Grace Pett at Ipswich, whose Body was consumed to a Coal,” article in the Philosophical Transactions, No. 476, April, May, June, and July 1745, London, England. Pgs. 447-465. Online at: https://books.google.com/books?id=L9NeAAAAcAAJ&pg=PA340-IA10&dq=%22An+Extract,+by+Mr.+Paul+Rolli,%22&hl=en&sa=X&ei=YMLbVIfTDpKxogSc84HgCQ&ved=0CCYQ6AEwAA#v=onepage&q=%22An%20Extract%2C%20by%20Mr.%20Paul%20Rolli%2C%22&f=false
  • Bleak House, Charles Dickens, 1868 Chapman & Hall, London, England. Pgs. 317-320
  • “Body Destroys Itself,” article from Associated Press (AP), article in the Lawrence Journal-World, Thursday, August 9, 1951, newspaper of Lawrence, KS, USA. Pg. 7
  • “Case of so-called ‘Spontaneous Combustion’,” by J. Mackenzie Booth, article in the British Medical Journal, April 21, 1888, London, England. Pgs. 841-842.
  • “Case of the Countess of Goerlitz,” part one of a two-part article in the London Medical Gazette, vol. XLVI (46), No. 1199, November 22, 1850 London, England. Pgs. 899-903
  • “Case of the Countess of Goerlitz,” part two of a two-part article in the London Medical Gazette, vol. XLVI (46), No. 1200, November 29, 1850 London, England. Pgs. 944-949
  • “Cause of Fire Killing Woman Still Mystery,” article in the St. Petersburg Times, Wednesday, July 4, 1951, newspaper of St. Petersburg, FL, USA. Section 2, Pg. 13
  • “Combustion of animal fat and its implications for the consumption of human bodies in fires,” by John DeHaan, S.J. Campbell, and Said Nurbakhsh, article in Science & Justice, Vol. 39, No. 1, 1999. Pgs. 27-38
  • The Complete Books of Charles Fort, by Charles Fort, 1974 Dover Publications, Inc., Toronto, Ontario, Canada. ISBN: 0-486-23094-5. This volume reprints the following four books in their original state: The Book of the Damned [1919], New Lands [1923], Lo! [1931], Wild Talents [1932].
  • “Cremation,” article in the Wikipedia website, 2010, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cremation
  • “Cremation Case Put Up To FBI,” article from Associated Press (AP), article in the Miami Daily News, Friday Evening, July 6, 1951, newspaper of Miami, FL, USA. Section B
  • “Cremation Death Baffles Expert,” article from Associated Press (AP), article in the Reading Eagle, No. 182, Saturday, July 28, 1951, newspaper of Reading, PA, USA. Pg. 12
  • “Cremation Society of Great Britain,” article in the Wikipedia website, 2010, online at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cremation_Society_of_Great_Britain
  • “Dickens and Lewes on Spontaneous Combustion,” by Gordon S. Haight, article in Nineteeth-Century Fiction, Vol. 10, No. 1, June 1955 University of California Press, USA. Pgs. 53-63
  • Fire From Heaven, by Michael Harrison, 1990 Skoob Books Publishing LTD., London, England. [Original print date: 1976, Sidgwick & Jackson.] ISBN: 1-871438-65-9
  • “Foreign Department: On Human Spontaneous Combustion,” article in The Lancet, Vol. II, No. 257, Saturday, August 2, 1828. Pgs. 552-554
  • “Frederick Marryat,” article in Wikipedia.org, 2010. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frederick_Marryat
  • Jacob Faithful, by Captain Frederick Marryat, 1834 Richard edward King, London, England. Available online at the Internet Archive: http://www.archive.org/details/Captain_Marryat_Jacob_Faithful
  • “Ley line,” article in the Wikipedia website, 2010, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ley_lines
  • Modern Cremation: Its History and Practice, Second Edition, by Sir H. Thompson, 1891 Kegan Paul, Trench, Trübner & Co., Ltd., London, England. Pgs. 20-21
  • Mysterious Fires and Lights, by Vincent H. Gaddis, August 1968 Dell Publishing Co., Inc, New York, NY, USA.
  • “Observation: Sur un effet singular de la combustion; par M. Muraire, maitre en chirurgie a Aix en Provence,“ article in Journal de Medecine, Chirurgie, Pharmacie, etc., Vol. 59, May 1783, Paris, France. Pgs. 440-443.
  • “On the Combustion of the Human Body, produced by the long and immoderate Use of Spirituos Liquors,” by Pierre-Aime Lair, article in The Philosophical Magazine, Vol. VI, March 1800, London, England. Pgs. 132-146.
  • “Phlogiston Theory,” article in Wikipedia.org, 2010. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Phlogiston_theory
  • The Principles and Practices of Medical Jurisprudence, Vol. I, by Alfred Swaine Taylor, edited and revised by Fred. J. Smith, 1905 J. & A. Churchill, London, England. Pgs. 623-632
  • The Principles and Practice of Medical Jurisprudence, Second Edition, Vol. 1, by Alfred Swaine Taylor, 1873 J. & A. Churchill, London, England. Pgs. 699.
  • “Reeser Death Stumps Anthropologist,“ article in the St. Petersburg Times, Saturday, July 28, 1951, newspaper of St. Petersburg, FL, USA. Section 2, Pg. 9
  • Secrets of the Supernatural, Joe Nickell (with John F. Fischer), 1988 Prometheus Books. ISBN: 0879756853, 9780879756857
  • “So-Called Spontaneous Combustion,” by B. H. Hartwell, article in the Boston Medical and Surgical Journal, Vol. CXXVI, January-June 1892, Boston, MA, USA. Pgs. 135-137.
  • “Spontaneous Combustion, No. 1,” article in The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction, Vol. XXXII, No. 908, Saturday, August 18, 1838 London, England. pgs. 115.
  • “Spontaneous Human Combustion,” episode of the TV series QED, 1999 BBC Television, 30 minutes.
  • “Spontaneous Human Combustion: Requiem for Phyllis,” by Jan Willem Nienhuys, article in the Stichting Skepsis (Dutch Foundation of Skeptics)  website, reprint of article from Skeptical Inquirer, March/April 2001, pg. 28-34, with additional newspaper source information, 2010. Online at: http://www.skepsis.nl/newcombe.html
  • Strange Stories, Amazing Facts, 1976 Reader’s Digest Association, Inc (Third Printing, May 1978), USA. ISBN: 0-89577-028-8
  • Stranger Than Science, by Frank Edwards, 1978 Bantam Books (reprint of 1959 Lyle Stuart, Inc.), New York, NY, USA. Pgs. 53-55
  • “The Treatment of the Body after Death,” by Sir Henry Thompson, article in the Contemporary Review, January 1874, London, England. Pgs. 319-328
  • "Two Letters to Charles Dickens on Spontaneous Combustion, by G.H. Lewes, Leader Newspaper, Feb. 5th and 12th, 1853,” article in the Medical Times & Gazette, Saturday, February 19, 1853 John Churchill, London, England. Pgs. 195-196
  • “Woman Dies In St. Pete Fire,” article from Associated Press (AP), article in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune, Tuesday, July 3, 1951, newspaper of Sarasota, FL, USA.  Pg. 6
  • “Woman Cremated In Mystery Fire,” article from Associated Press (AP), article in The Gettysburg Times, Vol. 49, No. 159, Thursday, July 5, 1951, newspaper of Gettysburg, PA, USA. Pg. 3