EBOOK or KINDLE (Unnatural Causes) ☆ Richard Shepherd

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Unnatural Causes Read & Download ¾ 0 review Unnatural Causes As the UK's top forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd has spent a lifetime uncovering the secrets of the dead When death is sudden or unexplained it falls to Shepherd to establish the cause Each post mortem is a detective story in its own right and Shepherd has performed over 23000 of them Through his skill dedication and insight Dr Shephe. Dr Richard Shepherd wrote a most honest book about his profession and his personal life I am truly touched by his honesty but first and foremost by the respect he shows to all victims on whom he performed post mortem Each victim received Dr Shepherd s full attention and was treated with the utmost reverence All stories are sad the saddest are those of children who suffered abuse on the part of their parents Honesty which I mentioned refers also to the stress induced by his uniue profession that put a strain on his own health and family life This memoir is not an easy read but allowed me for the first time to learn about forensic pathology from a professional who is sincere and direct in a most respectful wayI listened to an audiobook read by the Author whose perfect diction and steady reading pace added to the delicate and difficult subject of the bookFive stars to the Author for the courage to write about his ups and downs and for the respect which I felt throughout whole bookA thank you to my GR Friends whose reviews encouraged me to read this book

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Unnatural Causes Read & Download ¾ 0 review Unnatural Causes Rd solves the puzzle to answer our most pressing uestion how did this person dieFrom serial killer to natural disaster 'perfect murder' to freak accident Shepherd takes nothing for granted in pursuit of truth And while he's been involved in some of the most high profile cases of recent times it's often the less well known encounters that prov. This is a brilliant memoir from the UK s leading forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd seamslessly weaving together case studies from his work and details of his life storyDr Shepherd has worked on some of the most high profile cases during the course of his career in the UK and internationally including The Hungerford Massacre 1987 his first unsupervised major case and the one that left the first scar on his psyche The death of Princess Diana 1997 The Clapham Rail Disaster 1998 9 11 2001 Bali bombing 2002 77 London bombings 2005His writing is both clinical and warm he shows his humanity in the face of the horrors he confronts in his work He discusses candidly the PTSD that threatened to consume him Having worked in vet medicine there are cases that haunt me I still dream about the third animal I ever euthanized out of hundreds and am obsessive about always checking the bodies of animals hit by cars in case they are still alive and suffering I cannot imagine the impact of years of dealing with cases on the scale Dr Shepherd has Honestly I would be worried if it did not impact him He discusses the reality of his profession being unlike TV where the forensic teams sweep in to find the critical evidence and save the day Dr Shepherd describes police who sometimes view forensics with annoyance particularly when the evidence does not fit their narrative Dr Shepherd also covers his experiences as an expert witnessI enjoyed reading the medical bits I laughed at some paragraphs about the beauty of the internal organs and structures of bodies I feel the same but always felt slightly Jeffrey Dahmer esue trying to explain to friends the beauty of smooth pearly cartilage or the iridescent shimmer of the inside of an eyeball Dr Shepherd writes But I still had time to experience that sense of wonder at the body its intricate systems its colours and yes its beauty For blood is not just red it is bright red The gallbladder is not just green it is the green of jungle foliage The brain is white and grey and that is not the grey of a November sky it is the silver grey of darting fish The liver is not a dull school uniform brown it is the sharp red brown of a freshly ploughed fieldp48In detailing the putrefaction of bodies he describes the extraordinary and beautiful fern like patterns of the veins closest to the surface as bacteria spreads through the blood vesselsp101 If you are currently feeling ueasy this is where you should stop reading because the book also contains some interesting facts A person can die of bruising alone rarely but he describes the case of a 19 year old male sex worker who sustained 105 bruises and died of the resulting disseminated intravascular coagulation Adipose is the third stage of decomposition wherein the body s saturated fat undergoes a chemical change turning it into a waxy soap like substance preserving that part of the body like a waxwork As the process progresses it will turn grey and firm and it can sometimes reveal the cause of death by preserving a bullet hole A drowned body will develop opaue wrinkly skin often called washerwoman s hands After a few days left in the water the macerated skin will separate and peel off a process known as de glovingDr Shepherd notes This is no David Attenborough documentary He is not kidding But it is fascinating and brilliant

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Unnatural Causes Read & Download ¾ 0 review Unnatural Causes E the most perplexing intriguing and even bizarre In or out of the public eye his evidence has put killers behind bars freed the innocent and turned open and shut cases on their headsBut a life in death bearing witness to some of humanity's darkest corners exacts a price and Shepherd doesn't flinch from counting the cost to him and his family. There s something indescribably fascinating about what comes after death And I don t mean the whole heavenhell scenario but what happens during the inevitable breakdown of our bodies the processed falling apart of that place we inhabit before some event some failure or some person takes it from us As a forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd has dealt with death of all types from everyday natural passing to murder sprees like that at Hungerford Sounds good right However this suffers on two fronts The first being that it s not enough about the cases I find the dead interesting the drama of the doctor s life much less so and there s far too much of the latter My fault for not checking the focus but honestly his struggles with his private life were not what I wanted to read about The book sets a very emotional tone and it was hard going Pretty uickly I decided to skip anything personal and just read about his work However this leads to the second problem the basic and uninspiring nature of the storytelling The book has no flow it s stilted and manages to make even the sections dealing with murder a little bit tedious Sadly he is not one of those people who can transfer their exceptional talent into an engaging taleSo if you want a medical memoir with a strong dose of personal reflection and emotional contemplation this may be for you but my recommendation would be to read All That Remains A Life in Death Unfortunately this one is not nearly as interesting as it soundsARC via Netgalley


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    Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Richard Shepherd EBOOK or KINDLE (Unnatural Causes) ☆ Richard Shepherd Richard Shepherd ò 0 Download Because of the blurb and publicity I expected a book about Dr Richard Shepherd's career as the leading forensic pathologist in the UK So naturally when I get lyrical passages about soaring in a Cesna over Hungerfood I'm thinking this book isn't for me When the author writes in detail about his childhood and the women in his father's life I'm thinking I didn't sign up for this but it's an easy read and the writing improves after

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    review Unnatural Causes EBOOK or KINDLE (Unnatural Causes) ☆ Richard Shepherd Dr Richard Shepherd writes a fascinating and riveting blend of autobiography and memoir about his time as a top forensic pathologist in Britain He has been involved in too many to count headlining criminal cases

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    review Unnatural Causes Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Richard Shepherd Richard Shepherd ò 0 Download Dr Richard Shepherd wrote a most honest book about his profession and his personal life I am truly touched by his honesty but first

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Unnatural Causes) ☆ Richard Shepherd Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Richard Shepherd This is a brilliant memoir from the UK's leading forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd seamslessly weaving together case studies from his work and details of his life storyDr Shepherd has worked on some of the  most high profile cases during the course of his career in the UK and internationally including

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Unnatural Causes) ☆ Richard Shepherd I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review When I saw this on Netgalley I was intrigued I was already reading a book on the concept of death and what comes after for bodies Stiff The Curious Lives of Hu

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    Richard Shepherd ò 0 Download EBOOK or KINDLE (Unnatural Causes) ☆ Richard Shepherd “My PTSD is not caused by any particular one of the 23000 bodies on which I have performed post mortems And it is not caused by all of them It is not caused by any particular disaster I have been involved in clearing up

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    review Unnatural Causes EBOOK or KINDLE (Unnatural Causes) ☆ Richard Shepherd Free read ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ò Richard Shepherd Reading about Dr Richard Shepard UK Pathologist was not banal Truly adored his utterly vivid description of the 911Twin Towers trailers filled with body parts and his flair for recognizing the distinct smell of bur

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Unnatural Causes) ☆ Richard Shepherd There's something indescribably fascinating about what comes after death And I don't mean the whole heavenhell scenario but what happens during the inevitable breakdown of our bodies the processed falling apart of that place we inhabit before some event some failure or some person takes it from us As a forensic pathologist Dr Richard Shepherd has dealt with death of all types from everyday natural passing to murder spree

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    Richard Shepherd ò 0 Download EBOOK or KINDLE (Unnatural Causes) ☆ Richard Shepherd I left the room with relief making a mental note to avoid the bereaved at all costs and stick to the safe world inhabited by the dead with its facts its measurements its certainties In their universe there was a complete

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  • Hardcover
  • 400
  • Unnatural Causes
  • Richard Shepherd
  • English
  • 25 May 2019
  • 9780718182717