Health Secrets From The Morgue
Bend your ear to an autopsy and what you hear just might save your life.
I've been invited to watch someone pull the guts from a dead man. The man has died, as they say, before his time. He was in his 40s. If you want to know why young men die young — and you'd like to avoid the same fate yourself — it makes sense to look over the shoulder of someone like Michael Stier, M.D. Dr. Stier is a forensic pathologist often called as an expert witness in court cases, and I am meeting him in a morgue near the University of Wisconsin medical school, where he is an assistant professor. In a short while, Dr. Stier will be up to his wrists in a fleshy cavity containing organs that only a few hours ago pulsed and squeezed and lent animation to a man's body.