Published on February 8th, 2017 | by admin
True Stories from the Morgue
True Stories from the Morgue By John Merrick Forensic Counsellor and Psychologist John Merrick spent 20 years in what he describes as a ‘very unusual environment’ – the Institute of Forensic Medicine at the Office of the State Coroner in Glebe, Sydney – more commonly known as the ‘city morgue.’ What’s it like to work in a morgue? This book describes, first hand, coping with mutilated or decomposed bodies and the carnage of large-scale disasters like the Bali bombings. Equally as traumatic, the suicides, accidental drownings, car accidents and murders. But forensic counselors do much more, witnessing autopsies, attending crime scenes and coronial enquiries. It’s all in a day’s work.