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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 of them Through his skill dedication and insight Dr Shepherd s 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 Banned in Britain right and Shepherd has performed over of them Through his skill dedication and insight Dr Shepherd s 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 Hour of the Beast respect he shows to all victims on whom he performed post mortem Each victim Dictionary Of Dreams received Dr Shepherd s full attention and was treated with the utmost The Love of a Latino reverence All stories are sad the saddest are those of children who suffered abuse on the part of their parents Honesty which I mentioned Other Days, Other Eyes 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 Deception Island read but allowed me for the first time to learn about forensic pathology from a professional who is sincere and direct in a most The Family respectful wayI listened to an audiobook The First Partition of Poland read by the Author whose perfect diction and steady The Hero of Varay 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 Palestrina and Other Plays respect which I felt throughout whole bookA thank you to my GR Friends whose Blackmailed By Daddy reviews encouraged me to उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] read this book

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Olves 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 prove 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 Human Cadavers so I was fascinated to read about the work of a pathologist in a world that still feels very inaccessible to the general public The book encompasses many famous cases that Richard Shepherd has been directly involved with during what could be called the golden age of pathology as well as examining the personal troubles pathologists may face in the course of their career My first thought while reading was just how human Richard Shepherd came across in his writing He treats his patients with obvious care and has a great passion for the profession and with passing that knowledge on It was lovely to read about an individual who actively seeks to improve their profession not only for their own benefit but for the greater good His writing certainly made the concept of post mortem acceptable and less scary or morbid I found the content itself rather mixed I think this is a result of the fact it was written over a long period of time and is full of information but unfortunately not all of it is that compelling I loved the chapters based around his work and cases which ranged from mass disasters like the Marchioness sinking to famous cases such as the Stephen Lawrence murder and Princess Diana These cases are often described uite clinically with a detached scientific approach of how the autopsies are carried out and the processes and agencies involved It s empathetic and to the point but without getting too personal The earlier sections also include some almost Sherlock Holmes style deductions to cases that helped determine what happened to the deceased which I really enjoyed However these become less freuent as the book progresses due to the changing nature of pathology as a profession and the introduction of DNA evidence There are also some truly heartbreaking chapters dedicated to the difficult and often controversial subject of child autopsies The subject is dealt with delicately with a range of cases explored while still managing to convey the emotional difficulties encountered by all involved I would say that the book does tend to jump from case to case uite rapidly sometimes disrupting the overall flow of the book As it progresses these examples of cases also become less freuent which was a shame as I found them so interesting However the latter half is compelling on a personal level as we see the harsher realities of experiencing so much death as well as the often unnerving cross examinations in court which can lead to self doubt and PTSD I personally would have preferred less focus on the author s private life as I was less interested in it however it does make him feel approachable A thoughtful insight into a closeted world that s told with obvious passion and extensive knowledge of the subject The Love of a Latino recent times it's often the less well known encounters that prove I Other Days, Other Eyes received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest Deception Island review When I saw this on Netgalley I was intrigued I was already The Family reading a book on the concept of death and what comes after for bodies Stiff The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers so I was fascinated to The First Partition of Poland read about the work of a pathologist in a world that still feels very inaccessible to the general public The book encompasses many famous cases that Richard Shepherd has been directly involved with during what could be called the golden age of pathology as well as examining the personal troubles pathologists may face in the course of their career My first thought while The Hero of Varay reading was just how human Richard Shepherd came across in his writing He treats his patients with obvious care and has a great passion for the profession and with passing that knowledge on It was lovely to Palestrina and Other Plays read about an individual who actively seeks to improve their profession not only for their own benefit but for the greater good His writing certainly made the concept of post mortem acceptable and less scary or morbid I found the content itself Blackmailed By Daddy rather mixed I think this is a उरलं सुरलं [Urla Surla] result of the fact it was written over a long period of time and is full of information but unfortunately not all of it is that compelling I loved the chapters based around his work and cases which Cock Tales ranged from mass disasters like the Marchioness sinking to famous cases such as the Stephen Lawrence murder and Princess Diana These cases are often described uite clinically with a detached scientific approach of how the autopsies are carried out and the processes and agencies involved It s empathetic and to the point but without getting too personal The earlier sections also include some almost Sherlock Holmes style deductions to cases that helped determine what happened to the deceased which I Son of the Hero really enjoyed However these become less freuent as the book progresses due to the changing nature of pathology as a profession and the introduction of DNA evidence There are also some truly heartbreaking chapters dedicated to the difficult and often controversial subject of child autopsies The subject is dealt with delicately with a The Alien Jigsaw range of cases explored while still managing to convey the emotional difficulties encountered by all involved I would say that the book does tend to jump from case to case uite Towards a Comprehensive Theory of 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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 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 And it is not caused by all of them It is caused in its entirety by a lifetime of bearing first hand witness to on behalf of everyone courts relatives public society man s inhumanity to man Will review later


10 thoughts on “Unnatural Causes

  1. says:

    Because of the blurb and publicity I expected a book about Dr Richard Shepherd's career as the leading forensic pathologist in the UK

  2. says:

    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 disasters and terrorist incidents in recent British history He has carried out almost 25000 post mortems a head spinning number i

  3. says:

    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 wh

  4. says:

    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

  5. says:

    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 Li

  6. says:

    This book was so fascinating Part autobiography part memoir Unnatural causes is about Dr Shepard’s life and his work including high profile criminal cases and mass disasters The writing was excellent Dr Shepard describes everything in detail in a way that everyone can understand and not just in medical jargon ⠀⠀⠀

  7. says:

    “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 And it is not caused by all of them It is caused in its entirety by a lifetime of bearing first hand witness to on behalf of everyone–courts relatives public society–man’s inhumanity to man”Will review la

  8. says:

    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 burned bodies His cases are told to us rather void of emotion and in a style lacking melancholic variation in tone During his career in the United Kingdom and America performing over 23000 autopsies which includes Prince

  9. says:

    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 spr

  10. says:

    I left the room with relief making a mental note to avoid the bereaved at all costs and stick to the safe world

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