Monday, December 15, 2014

Working Stiff

Dr. Judy Melinek's book, Working Stiff - Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner, is about her experiences as a junior forensic pathologist with the NYC OCME.  I really liked this book.  It's very interesting and informative, loaded with stories of her various cases.  Beyond the ordinary, Dr. Melinek and her colleagues worked some horrific cases in the aftermath of the 9-11 attacks.

I learned things only an ME would know.  For example, if you die alone, your dog will sit by your side for days or weeks like a loyal friend.  If, on the other hand, you have a cat, whiskers will begin eating your dead body after a few days, starting with the soft tissue, your lips and eyes.

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