Dead Men Help No Sales

Emily Albrecht

People used to die at home all the time. It wasn’t until relatively recently that dying in hospitals became the norm, largely because most doctors made house calls up until the 1930s. Modern society has seen a shift away from death in the home toward dying in a professionalized medical environment, a phenomenon known as the “Invisible Death.” Consequently, the reality of death has become increasingly taboo—and matters of real estate are no exception.

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