'I see (touch, hear and smell) dead people'

Doing an autopsy is a sensory event, Dr Meryl Broughton writes in her new book

Dr Meryl Broughton is a GP in Albany, WA.

Dr Meryl Broughton
Dr Meryl Broughton.

Over her career, she has spent many hours conducting autopsies, where she confronts the fascinating separation of a person from their mortal remains.

The following is an extract from her new book, Autopsies for the Armchair Enthusiast,