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Dr. G: Medical Examiner

2 Ratings: 4.0
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High Priestess of the Dead

  • Aug 23, 2010
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I've always enjoyed reading books about medical detectives, e.g. "The Family That Couldn't Sleep" by D.T. Max and "The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat" by Oliver Sacks.  Two British Forensic Pathologists (Sir Sydney Smith--"Mostly Murder" and Professor Keith Simpson--"Forty Years of Murder") are heroes to me, so this show starring Dr. G is a 'must see.'  She does not disappoint.  It's just amazing the way she can take a dead body and make it speak to her--and explain her findings to her audience.  The damndest things can kill us--like an amoeba up one's nose.

Although it scares me, I approve of the way she keeps emphasizing the most common ways we end up in her morgue:  smoking; drinking; eating too much; not wearing a seat belt; and not getting our blood pressure and cholesterol checked.

The show's producers hoke up the 'high priestess' aspect of Dr. G's job:  she snaps on her gloves, looking suitably solemn; her robe billows out behind her as she strides past rows of sheeted corpses.  I just wish they would keep their camera from lingering on that soup ladle dripping godknowswhat.  Then I have to stop thinking about science and go 'Yuckkkk!'

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