Behind the Scenes at the City Morgue
What does it take to become a medical examiner? In her memoir Working Stiff, forensic pathologist Judy Melinek tells the story of her “rookie season” as a medical examiner at the New York City morgue. She explains what goes into performing “the last doctor’s examination you will ever have.” Plus, we see if SciFri listeners can solve a real-life medical mystery.
Read an excerpt from Working Stiff here.
Judy Melinek is a forensic pathologist, author of Working Stiff: Two Years, 262 Bodies, and the Making of a Medical Examiner (Scribner, 2014), and assistant clinical professor of pathology at the University of California, San Francisco in San Francisco, California.