Our tour of the morgue continues with a peek into the autopsy room where we’ll examine some of the tools of the trade. If your stomach holds up we’ll even have a glimpse of the star of the show, a murder victim.
The photograph above is of an autopsy station. Think of it as a pathologist’s workshop. To begin the autopsy, a body is placed on a gurney and is then positioned head first against the center, sink area of the station.
WARNING – GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW!
Pathologists select instruments from a rolling cart.
Tools of the autopsy trade.
Bone saw used for cutting through the rib cage beneath the “Y” incision. It’s also used for cutting through the skull.
Scales for weighing organs.
GRAPHIC IMAGES BELOW!
Upper chest area of a murder victim.
Ligature mark on the neck from strangling.
Post autopsy “Y” incision sutures.
The end. Really…