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Autopsies for the Armchair Enthusiast

My Strange Encounters with Death as a Country Medical Examiner

Meryl Broughton



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01 October 2021
Five ways a person can avoid an autopsy:

Don't die. (Easier said than done).

Don't die of homicide, suicide, accident or surgery.

Don't die under suspicious circumstances or in custody.

Don't die interstate or overseas.

Don't die suddenly and unexpectedly from apparently natural causes.

Ever wondered what really goes on in an autopsy room? Dr Meryl Broughton was a medical examiner for many years and in her time performed countless autopsies for the coroner. What she learnt during her time bent over the stainless steel bench, peeling back layers of skin and examining vital organs, is truly astounding.

During her stint as a regional medical examiner, Broughton was able to provide answers to many families whose loved ones had died unexpectedly. Often what was thought to be the cause of death turned out to be just the tip of the iceberg! Frequently the cause of death turned out to be something very different to what was first thought, and occasionally an autopsy revealed something utterly unexpected and amazing.

Combining her extensive knowledge of the human body with her fascinating real-life autopsy cases, Broughton examines the nuances and mysteries of death from a completely unique viewpoint, and outlines the lessons that can be learned from death - which will help us all in life.
 autopsies for the armchair enthusiast: My Strange Encounters with Death as a Country Medical Examiner by Meryl Broughton

Country of Publication:   Australia
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 152mm, 
ISBN:   9780645069020
ISBN 10:   0645069027
Publication Date:  
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Meryl completed her medical studies at Monash University and has been a doctor for over 35 years, mainly in the country regions of Western Australia. She writes regularly for the Medical Observer and has also been published in the Griffith Review. She lives in Albany with her husband.

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