Autopsies for the Armchair Enthusiast by Meryl Broughton

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$27.99

Released October 2021

Intimate interactions with complete strangers, faithful customers and everything in between, form a regular component of the professional work as a country doctor. Within the sanctity of the medical consulting room however, confidentiality is king and privacy rules supreme.

For over 35 years Meryl Broughton has been a keeper of secrets.

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Intimate interactions with complete strangers, faithful customers and everything in between, form a regular component of the professional work as a country doctor. Within the sanctity of the medical consulting room however, confidentiality is king and privacy rules supreme.

For over 35 years Meryl Broughton has been a keeper of secrets. But while there is a special group of patients whose voices can no longer be heard, their tales can teach so much and deserve a wider audience than the doctors’ enclave.

The ultimate medical examination and strangest of encounters is the autopsy, that mysterious procedure strategically positioned between death and the grave. It is a sort of biography of the body that increasingly few people get the opportunity to see, and in Autopsies for the Armchair Enthusiast, Meryl provides a virtual tour. The insights she offers are a unique and compelling encouragement to looking after one’s own health.

This account of a peculiar passion for performing post mortems involves pickled brains, dungeons, zombies, maggots, outsides, insides, blood and guts. Exploration of the human body is illustrated by fascinating true stories based on real cases.

Details of the individuals are smudged to protect the privacy that still belongs to those who have gone to wherever people go when they have left behind their mortal remains. As Meryl says, we should not miss the chance to learn about ourselves from what happened to them.

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1 review for Autopsies for the Armchair Enthusiast by Meryl Broughton

  1. Peter Clisdell (verified owner)

    I read this brilliant book in a few days and having had a Heart Attack some 12 years ago and open heart surgery back then and still ticking with the grafts still as good !
    The job Dr Meryl did and enjoyed was enjoyed by me immensely as the armchair enthusiast and I will read it for a second time and fully understand the terms and words as I am now 76 years and have no cancer but expect my ticker to take me out….a wonderful book.

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