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The chick and the dead : life and death behind mortuary doors, Carla Valentine

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The chick and the dead : life and death behind mortuary doors
Title
The chick and the dead
Title remainder
life and death behind mortuary doors
Statement of responsibility
Carla Valentine
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Carla Valentine works with the dead. After studying forensics, she assisted pathologists with post-mortems for years before becoming the curator of the world's most famous pathology museum. When it comes to death, she truly is an expert, and in this book she shares that expertise. Using the most common post-mortem process as the backbone of the narrative, The Chick and the Dead takes the reader through the process of an autopsy while also describing the history and changing cultures of our relationship with the dead. The book is full of vivid insight into what happens to our bodies in the end. Each chapter considers an aspect of an autopsy alongside an aspect of Carla's own life and work and touches on some of the more controversial aspects of our feelings towards death, including the relationship between sex and death and our attitudes toward human tissue collection. Starting with the first cut, we move from external examination into the body itself, discovering more about the heart, stomach and brain, and into dismembered and reconstructed bodies, at each stage taking a colorful detour into the question of what these things can teach us about the living. Join Carla on the journey from microscope-requesting nine-year-old to pathology educator and death engager at a Victorian museum (a journey made via around 5,000 autopsies) as she tells the story of exactly what it's like to live a life immersed in death"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Valentine, Carla
Dewey number
614/.1
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA1063.4
LC item number
.V35 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
WZ 100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Valentine, Carla
  • Forensic pathology
  • Pathologists
  • Autopsy
  • Mortuary Practice
  • Autopsy
  • Forensic Pathology
Label
The chick and the dead : life and death behind mortuary doors, Carla Valentine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first cut -- Information : 'Media most foul' -- Preparation : 'Grief encounters' -- Examination : 'Judging a book by its cover' -- Difficult and decomposed examinations : 'Pulp fiction' -- Penetration : 'Rose cottage' -- Thoracic block : 'Home isn't where the heart is' -- Abdominal block : 'Pickled punks' -- The head : 'Losing my head' -- Fragmented remains : 'Bitsa' -- Reconstruction : 'All the king's men' -- Chapel of rest : 'Sister act' -- The angel's share
Control code
ocn974612219
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9781250120687
Lccn
2017004248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974612219
Label
The chick and the dead : life and death behind mortuary doors, Carla Valentine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first cut -- Information : 'Media most foul' -- Preparation : 'Grief encounters' -- Examination : 'Judging a book by its cover' -- Difficult and decomposed examinations : 'Pulp fiction' -- Penetration : 'Rose cottage' -- Thoracic block : 'Home isn't where the heart is' -- Abdominal block : 'Pickled punks' -- The head : 'Losing my head' -- Fragmented remains : 'Bitsa' -- Reconstruction : 'All the king's men' -- Chapel of rest : 'Sister act' -- The angel's share
Control code
ocn974612219
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
xi, 287 pages
Isbn
9781250120687
Lccn
2017004248
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)974612219
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