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Essay: Live Stream Autopsy in the Time of Fake News

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April 15, 2017. Dr. Margolis reflects on our experience live streaming autopsy casework. The cases are real. How does the public respond to the truth? Read post.

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#AutopsyCommunity #LungCancer #IWasThere
It’s come to my attention that there’s a gap in understanding or clinical teaching about how people with lung cancer die.

When the tumor is close to the center of the chest, it can grow into and rupture a large blood vessel. It’s a very bloody and dramatic sight for the family to witness.

When families don’t know this is a possibility, it becomes a very stressful and confusing experience. I’ve had a couple calls on this over the past while. Because this is such an extreme end-of-life experience, I’m wondering if there’s also a sense of isolation for those going through it.

We are starting our first closed group. The group is called "I was there."

This one is "I was there – Lung Cancer & Sudden Hemorrhage."

For your privacy, it is a secret group. This just means that your membership is known only to the group and content is private to the group. No one will be exposed by joining.

It’s an experiment. Let’s see if it works and what the issues are.

Have you had this experience with a love one with lung cancer?
Step 1: Message me with a one line note about what happened.
Step 2: Please friend me Ben Margolis. (FB requires friend status to be added to a group.) l’ll accept and add you to the group. Group additions will be once a week on Fridays. I’ll add names more frequently, if possible.

Have a thought on the general idea? Other feedback? Please comment.

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Have a good holiday.
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Sammi Housewright, Nicole Zicari and 8 others like this

Cherie WilkeMay we please do one on stomach cancer, and what hapoens wjen it spreads to the lymph nodes. I have had a very personal experience in this area

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19 hours ago

#AutopsyChat Thanks for the great feedback on our recent live chat. We’ll do it again.

A. I want to know when! Set up a regular time!
B. Keep it random. I like the mix of the page.
C. Something in between. Maybe just give notice.
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Sammi Housewrighta, b, and c ๐Ÿ™‚ anytime , its always a pleausre to watch u work or educate us <3

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Linda KimC

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Gabriela FloresA

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Teresa StoverWhenever is good for you.

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Cherie WilkeC being in Aus I miss alot of the live feeds (much to my dissapoinment lol) however always watch ๐Ÿ˜Š

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Chelsi RenfroC, I always find out after. โ˜น๏ธ

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#LiveStreamAutopsy #AppUpdate Thanks for the downloads! Your 99 cents goes to supporting a family wishing to live stream. Been enjoying our live streams? Help us do more!
Q: Where can I download the app?
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Q: What’s the app name?
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Heather JoGreat app.Very educational. Has great content and its very easy to navigate everyone should go get this app.

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Billy MayI’ve downloaded the app and loving it!

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Autopsy Center of Chicago was live.

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Faith KingThanks, they kicked her out of the hospital and 45 minutes later she died. So not knowing the actual cause does bother me. It’s now one of those mysteries that will never be answered.

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Faith KingWhen mom died I wanted an autopsy. But I figured what’s the point she had passed, and what was I going to do sue the hospital?

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Kaitlynn MartinThis may be a dumb question but many many moons ago I believe motricians but penny’s on the eyes , why was this or was this a myth

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Kaitlynn MartinI arrived at the funeral home for my grandmother’s funeral and the mortition came out with his scrubs gloves and mask on looked like muddy blood or something on him.

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Julie CaporaleI’ve always wanted to volunteer at a morgue and be able to observe the autopsy’s but can never find places that allow something like that

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Sammi Housewrighti got pictures of my daughter prior to burial from the hosp morgue, as the staff was asked, not nice pictures but i still hold them dear to me …

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Teresa StoverI asked a funeral director once about watching embalming they said no due to insurance reasons.

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Lana M. GavinCouldn’t they just have asked you not to come out or let anyone in? Geez!

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Lana M. GavinIf a family asks if their loved one suffered, do you ever tell them he/she didn’t, even if they did?

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Lana M. GavinYou have a great sense of humor for someone who hangs around with bodies all day! Guess you have to, huh?

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Andy DelkSure, I can understand that. Certainly isn’t the best way to remember Mom or Dad

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Kaitlynn MartinIt didn’t bother me I’ve always wanted to be a mortion. =)

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Alex Morgan RamirezDo you ever get use to what you see day in day out? Do u ever get chills … Scared

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Sammi Housewrightits always a pleasure seeing u xxx im glad im back to enjoy ur live feeds again , miss this <3

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Sammi Housewrightwhen a person dies of traumatic asphyxia , do they need an autopsy , ??

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Andy DelkA terrific chat. Best one in a while for sure

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Penelope Fennig-Alvarez2 questions: how did the rest of the chest autopsy go and do you have an idea of COD yet? And are private sectors like yourself more open to hiring students/people that are interested in tech assistant jobs? I want to get my degree but leaning more towards autopsy tech.

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Teresa StoverHello! Just tuning in from getting molar pulled.

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Lana M. GavinYou should have had a whiskey!

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Kim BentonWhat is the hardest part of your job emotionally

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Andy DelkCan a family request to be present at the time of the autopsy?

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Andy DelkLol that is crazy man. What a story ๐Ÿ™‚

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Andy DelkWhy wasn’t the body at your office?

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Tara BinnallDid they say why theydid that to u??

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Jeff Hodge Jr.Do you get bothered by your job ever

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