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Deadhouse [electronic resource] : Life in a Coroner's Office. John Temple.

Temple, John. (Author).
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  • ISBN: 9781604733013 (electronic bk)
  • Physical Description: 1 online resource
  • Date Published: 2011.

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Summary, etc.: See the author's Web siteDeadhouse: Life in a Coroner's Office chronicles the exploits of a diverse team of investigators at a coroner's office in Pittsburgh. Ed Strimlan is a doctor who never got to practice medicine. Instead he discovers how people died. Mike Chichwak is a stolid ex-paramedic, respected around the office for his compassion and doggedness. Tiffani Hunt is twenty-one, a single mother who questions whether she wants to spend her nights around dead bodies.All three deputy coroners share one trait: a compulsive curiosity. A good thing too, because any observation at a death scene can prove meaningful. A bag of groceries standing on a kitchen counter, the milk turning sour. A broken lamp lying on the carpet of an otherwise tidy living room. When they approach a corpse, the investigators consider everything. Is the victim face-up or down? How stiff are the limbs? Are the hands dirty...
Reproduction Note: Electronic reproduction. Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2011. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 657 KB).
Subject: Nonfiction.
Sociology.
Genre: Electronic books.

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