Well, this seems to be all the information that's allowed on the internet:http://groups.google.com/group/alt.horror.cthulhu/browse_thread/thread/22b9c192e8efcced/acff3c799e03c034?lnk=st&q=#acff3c799e03c034
TSOU -- The Loved Dead
Apr 26 1996, 8:00 am
The Shadow over Usenet
"The Loved Dead"
Source: _The Horror in the Museum_, Arkham.
Synopsis: A man finds that he is invigorated by death and its trappings.
He starts to work in a morgue, then becomes a killer, but his cravings
remain unsatisfied. Eventually the police track him down, and he kills
Comments: This story is of middling quality, though it shows more of
Lovecraft than the other Eddy selections. Lovecraft does do a good job
of allowing your imagination to fill in as many details as possible,
instead of going for buckets of gore and corpses as other writers might
This story, according to legend, saved Weird Tales from bankruptcy.
The magazine was heavily in debt at the time this story came out. When
people saw "The Loved Dead", many of them pulled the magazine from
retailers, starting a minor sensation and restoring WT to financial
health. At least, that's how the story goes. I've heard it said that
this isn't true, but I'm not sure who exactly said it. Maybe someone
can help me out here.
I'm tired, so that's all for now.
The following entries include the first publication of this work and any publications currently in print.
Weird Tales, 4, No. 2 (May–June–July 1924), 54–57.
The Horror in the Museum and Other Revisions. Ed. S.T. Joshi. Sauk City, WI: Arkham House, 1989, 348–57.
The Loved Dead and Other Revisions. New York: Carroll & Graf Publishers, 1997, 149–5