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The Resource Working stiff : two years, 262 bodies, and the making of a medical examiner, Judy Melinek, MD and T.J. Mitchell

Working stiff : two years, 262 bodies, and the making of a medical examiner, Judy Melinek, MD and T.J. Mitchell

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Working stiff : two years, 262 bodies, and the making of a medical examiner
Title
Working stiff
Title remainder
two years, 262 bodies, and the making of a medical examiner
Statement of responsibility
Judy Melinek, MD and T.J. Mitchell
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The fearless memoir of a young forensic pathologist's "rookie season" as a NYC medical examiner, and the cases--hair-raising and heartbreaking and impossibly complex--that shaped her as both a physician and a mother. Just two months before the September 11 terrorist attacks, Dr. Judy Melinek began her training as a New York City forensic pathologist. With her husband T.J. and their toddler Daniel holding down the home front, Judy threw herself into the fascinating world of death investigation--performing autopsies, investigating death scenes, counseling grieving relatives. Working Stiff chronicles Judy's two years of training, taking readers behind the police tape of some of the most harrowing deaths in the Big Apple, including a firsthand account of the events of September 11, the subsequent anthrax bio-terrorism attack, and the disastrous crash of American Airlines flight 587. Lively, action-packed, and loaded with mordant wit, Working Stiff offers a firsthand account of daily life in one of America's most arduous professions, and the unexpected challenges of shuttling between the domains of the living and the dead. The body never lies--and through the murders, accidents, and suicides that land on her table, Dr. Melinek lays bare the truth behind the glamorized depictions of autopsy work on shows like CSI and Law & Order to reveal the secret story of the real morgue"--
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Biography type
autobiography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Melinek, Judy
Dewey number
  • 614/.1092
  • B
Index
no index present
LC call number
RA1025.M45
LC item number
A3 2014
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Mitchell, T. J
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Melinek, Judy
  • Forensic pathologists
  • Medical examiners (Law)
Label
Working stiff : two years, 262 bodies, and the making of a medical examiner, Judy Melinek, MD and T.J. Mitchell
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781476727257
Lccn
2014017610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn862348199
  • 691052
Label
Working stiff : two years, 262 bodies, and the making of a medical examiner, Judy Melinek, MD and T.J. Mitchell
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
258 pages
Isbn
9781476727257
Lccn
2014017610
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • ocn862348199
  • 691052

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