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She sees dead people’s hearts, their eyes, their ribcages and the inside of their skulls in her job as a histopathologist at St Thomas’s Hospital in London.

Sometimes the cadavers are so decomposed she can’t see their face, their skull is black and there are maggots. She can struggle to find the cause of death.

Histopathologists find out the medical cause of natural deaths, rather than if someone died unnaturally, which is for a forensic pathologist to work out.

See full article at: http://www.bbc.com/news/magazine-31536753

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