Unnatural Causes PDF –gives a sense of the toll that dealing with so many dead bodies takes. It’s a very human book that looks at the cases he has been involved with, from the Hungerford massacre to the murder of Stephen Lawrence The Times (Books of the Year, 2018)
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Clouds ahead. Some were snowy mountains looming over me. Others lay across the sky like long, sleeping giants. I moved the controls so gently that when the plane tilted down and to the left it seemed to respond not to command but by instinct. Then, ahead of me, the horizon straightened. It is a strange friend: always there, glimmering between sky and land, unapproachable, untouchable.
Beneath were the North Downs, their gentle curves bearing an odd similarity to the rise and fall of the human body. Now they were sliced cleanly through by the motorway. Cars chased each other along its deep cut. They gleamed like tiny fish. Then the M4 was gone and the earth was falling away towards water, a river knitted with a complexity of tributaries. And here a town, its centre robust, red-hearted, radiating roads lined by paler, more modern buildings. I swallowed.
The town was disintegrating. I blinked. An earthquake? The town’s colours waved. Its buildings were pebbles on a riverbed, viewed through the distorting lens of flowing water. Extraordinary air currents? No. Because the town waved in time with something inside me, something like nausea. But more ominous. I blinked harder and my hand tightened on the plane’s controls as if I could correct this feeling by correcting altitude or direction. But it came from deep inside me, forcing its way up through my body with a physical power that left me breathless. I am a practical, sensible man. I looked for practical, sensible explanations. What had I eaten for breakfast? Toast? Harmless enough and offering no explanation for the sudden intensity of this sickness. And if it wasn’t exactly nausea, then what? Its chief component was an inexplicable sense of unhappiness, and … yes, dread. A sense that something terrible was about to happen. Even … an urge to make it happen. A ludicrous
About Dr Richard Shepherd
Richard Shepherd was born in West London but grew up in Watford. At the local grammar school he was introduced to a medical Unnatural Causes PDF smuggled into the classroom by a friend which opened his eyes to the world of crime and murder, setting him on a lifelong quest to understand death in its many forms. He trained as a doctor at St George’s Hospital medical school at Hyde Park Corner, qualifying in 1977 and then completed his postgraduate training as a forensic pathologist in 1987. He immediately joined what was then the elite forensic department at Guy’s Hospital.
He has been involved nationally and internationally in the forensic investigation of thousands of deaths from unnatural causes, from headline-making murders to mass natural disasters, and many sudden and unexplained deaths that his investigations showed were from natural causes or due to accidents. His skills and expertise still remain in demand around the world.
Medical Book Info
- Publisher:Michael Joseph
- ISBN 10:0718182715
- ISBN 13:978-0718182717
- File:PDF, 1.5 MB
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