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Tuesday, 28 February 2012


Kenneth Urban

As a physician I have witnessed some extraordinary preservation of post mortem tissue which may defy the expected timetable of entymological and enzymatic degradation. I believe that given the enzymatic makeup and ambient microenvironmment of a corpse that the usual and expected decomposition could in the proper setting and milieu follow a slowed decomposition of tissue esp given that this was right at the winter solstice when sunlight warming is much less. Physicians are often fooled by the unusual exception not from negligence but by convention

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