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by John Temple

Category: Medicine
Subcategory: Medical Books
Author: John Temple
ISBN: 1934110302
ISBN13: 978-1934110300
Language: English
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi; 1 edition (July 17, 2007)
Pages: 177
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Deadhouse: 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.

Tiffani Hunt is twenty-one, a single mot Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner's Office chronicles the exploits of a diverse team of investigators at a coroner's office in Pittsburgh

Tiffani Hunt is twenty-one, a single mot Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner's Office chronicles the exploits of a diverse team of investigators at a coroner's office in Pittsburgh.

Deadhouse - Life In A Coroner's Office" by John Temple, narrated by Tim Lundeen.

In 2000 Pittsburgh journalist Temple spent time in the Allegheny County Coroner's Office, riding out with its personnel on calls to collect bodies and returning to watch the autopsies

by. John Temple (Author). Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central. In 2000 Pittsburgh journalist Temple spent time in the Allegheny County Coroner's Office, riding out with its personnel on calls to collect bodies and returning to watch the autopsies.

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Temple is also the author of The Last Lawyer: The Fight to Save Death Row Inmates, published in 2009, and Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner’s Office, 2005. The Last Lawyer won the Scribes 2010 Book Award from the American Society of Legal Writers. John Temple is a tenured professor of journalism at West Virginia University's Reed College of Media.

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Showing results by author "John Temple" in All Categories. Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner's Office chronicles the exploits of a diverse team of investigators at a coroner's office in Pittsburgh. Biographies & Memoirs. Tiffani Hunt is 21, a single mother who questions whether she wants to spend her nights around dead bodies. Life in a Coroner's Office. Narrated by: Tim Lundeen. Length: 6 hrs and 34 mins.

Deadhouse: 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 or clean? By the time they bag the body and load it into the coroner's wagon, Tiffani, Ed, and Mike have often unearthed intimate details that are unknown even to the victim's family and friends.

The intrigues of investigating death help make up for the bad parts of the job. There are plenty of burdens---grief-stricken families, decomposed bodies, tangled local politics, and gore. And maybe worst of all is the ever-present reminder of mortality and human frailness.

Deadhouse also chronicles the evolution of forensic medicine, from early rituals performed over corpses found dead to the controversial advent of modern forensic pathology. It explains how pathologists "read" bullet wounds and lacerations, how someone dies from a drug overdose or a motorcycle crash or a drowning, and how investigators uncover the clues that lead to the truth.

Comments to eBook Deadhouse: Life in a Coroner's Office
Pad
The good: the author does a great job of describing the thoughts, feelings, and circumstances of the interns and workers in the coroner's office; the descriptions of the victims and their families are also well done, not cliched; I learned a lot about bodies and what happens to them during various kinds of deaths and afterward; as another reviewer said, the writing is even and fast-paced. I disagree with the reviewers who said that the book was dry and not very informative, but that may be because I am especially interested in medicine without having the education of a medical professional (I notice that a physician who reviewed it also found it interesting, however). This book would probably be interesting to others who like medicine, the human body, and who are curious about how things affect other people psychologically.

The bad: I don't have anything bad to say about this book. I couldn't put it down.

I gave it 4 stars only because I save 5 stars for the few books that move me so much that they change my life. This one was an engrossing few hours.
roternow
This Author is truly amazing. Also HIGHLY RECOMMEND John Temples book "American Pain". The Author has a way of making you feel as if you are actually present while reading the book. I couldn't put it down, it was THAT GOOD!! HIGHLY RECOMMEND, YOU WILL NOT BE DISAPPOINTED!!!!
Fordrellador
Interesting read about Coroners and what they deal with on a daily basis.
How the interns react and learn to accept what once was a living being is now an empty shell.
Blacknight
If you're interested in the daily operations and the people involved with the Coroner's office, this is a smooth read. Nothing too exciting, just a day to day account of the people who work there. If you are interested in this field, you'll like it.
Rocksmith
Loved the rapport between the different offices and how it did not back down in describing the sometime gruesome details of a dead body.
Gelgen
Couldn't put it down! Easy read with true information to the field. Would recommend to anyone with any involvement or interest in the field.
post_name
A very informative read. I could not put it down ! If you ever considered working in a Coroner's Office I recommend reading this book.
This short, non-fiction book takes us into the fascinating world of the Pittsburgh coroner's office -- one of the few major U.S. cities that still uses elected coroners for its death investigations instead of appointed medical examiners. The book is broken into several sections, beginning with a chapter that follows a young college student around on her first night as an intern, capturing her horrors, fears, and reactions as she follows a death investigation from the call to the scene through the autopsy the next day. Another chapter shows us the ins and outs of the autopsy room, and another even takes us upstairs out of the morgue and into the world of inquest hearings.

In between personal stories about the coroners and descriptions of the fascinating cases they encounter, Temple educates us on the difference between coroners and medical examiners, as well as the pros and cons of relying on each type of organization for investigational work. Additionally, he mixes in some history, detailing the evolution of the coroner's office over the last couple of centuries. And though I will say the writing was a bit dry -- Temple definitely writes like a reporter, which is great when you're writing a scholarly piece of non-fiction, but less effective when you're writing a book like this that is clearly meant to appeal to the masses of CSI watchers out there -- overall, I found this book extremely engrossing and very educational. Anyone who's ever been curious about what coroners really do shouldn't hesitate to pick up a copy, and that goes double for readers who have enjoyed books like Jessica Synder Sacks' "Corpse: Nature, Forensics, and the Struggle to Pinpoint Time of Death" or Mary Roach's "Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers."
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