Hello! I just returned from the Central American nation of Belize. And as you can tell, I got this amazing tan. Obviously, I didn’t get a tan. But we did get a hurricane. *Dramatic music* Up top…global warming. *Music* This question comes from an interview I did on NPR. *evil… Continue Reading Ask a Mortician- Liquefying Bodies

Last month I visited a body farm in Texas. So these are places where researchers take recently deceased human bodies and they essentially just leave them out to decompose. So this research, mainly it’s helpful when law enforcement come across a body under mysterious circumstances, maybe a murder, and they… Continue Reading The fascinating process of human decomposition

Everyone dies. It’s kind of a bummer but it’s inevitable. Humans have entire philosophies and religions dedicated to the contemplation of what happens once our bodies stop working, but unless you’re a mortician, how much thought do you give to what happens to your flesh and blood after you die?… Continue Reading What We Do With Dead Bodies

My name is Carla Valentine and I’m the technical curator at Barts Pathology Museum. Prior to working in Barts Pathology Museum, I was an Anatomical Pathology Technologist or APT. It’s easier to call us morticians – I think people are really more aware of what a mortician is than an… Continue Reading Examining the body and post-mortem | The Morgue