Photography: Kirsten Luce

The Slow, Troubling Death of the Autopsy

Why you should get an autopsy if it’s the last thing you do

Disclaimer: The images in this story may be disturbing for some people.

or most people, the mere word “autopsy” summons up visceral images. Bodies lying cold and blue in a lab, a Y-shaped incision on their naked chest. Sardonic doctors hovering over them with medieval…