Strange question: embalming dead
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I am a retired coroner and the veteran of about 4000+ legal cases/autopsies.  I can tell you, the embalming process is far more destructive to the body than most autopsies, especially ones limited to examination of the heart, etc.  Not sure if this information is helpful or even relevant to this discussion, but most people think of autopsies as horrible, whereas they are conducted in a surgical fashion, Y-incision, organs returned to the body (except for tissues taken for micro, etc.).  Embalming involves not only the draining of blood, but also the use of trocars, etc. to puncture organs within the body.  Even with the very best embalming, the body and its tissues will nonetheless begin to decompose over time.
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Strange question: embalming dead - by candyapple - 08-25-2012, 12:10 PM
Re: Strange question: embalming dead - by SLCFranciscan - 08-26-2012, 12:51 PM
Re: Strange question: embalming dead - by SCG - 08-26-2012, 07:32 PM
Re: Strange question: embalming dead - by OldMan - 08-26-2012, 09:18 PM
Re: Strange question: embalming dead - by Revixit - 08-26-2012, 09:27 PM
Re: Strange question: embalming dead - by Revixit - 08-26-2012, 11:25 PM
Re: Strange question: embalming dead - by Poche - 08-30-2012, 01:03 AM
Re: Strange question: embalming dead - by Deidre - 08-31-2012, 10:14 AM



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