A Window Into The Morgue…
Nicole Angemi’s Instagram

When I see the handle @mrs_angemi, (or @mrs anything)I immediately think workout selfies, baby pictures and flowers from doting hubby. I couldn’t be more wrong about Nicole Angemi‘s Instagram account, a collection of images from her work as an assistant pathologist. Despite the fact that her Instagram account has been shut down several times in the year since she started posting these images, and despite the dozens of times her images have been flagged and reported, she doesn’t post these photos for gratuitous purposes. Angemi’s photos are clearly meant to educate and enlighten people about a subject they are usually uncomfortable with – death and disease and its myriad causes and effects. Her aim is to share autopsies with the general public; she doesn’t believe that only those in the medical field should have access to these images and this knowledge. I couldn’t agree more – especially when you consider the number of inaccurate Hollywood autopsies there are on TV every week. I personally think she’s using social media in an ideal way, to share knowledge with people as opposed to sharing what your legs look like at the beach. If you’re into gross but fascinating stuff and interested in what strange things the human body can carry – like a massive ovarian cyst larger than an 8-month pregnant belly – then you should add yourself to the over 160K followers that @mrs_angemi currently boasts! Also, check out this awesome documentary feature on her via Motherboard…thank god they will never invent smell-o-vision!

 

 

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11252609_1616956591850467_23289746_nThis is the ovarian cyst I was talking about…

 

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Open brain surgery!!! Here you can see the hole or defect where the surgeon removed a piece of brain. That is a huge chunk of brain right!!? You can actually live without pretty large chunks of brain depending what part of the brain was operated on. Brain surgery like this is commonly done to remove tumors and also parts of the temporal lobe for patients with severe epilepsy.

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I always love these specimens. This lady’s hand was clearly dead. For a long time, to the point of mummification. Yet, she recently painted her nails just prior to having most of her hand surgically removed for gangrene. Got to maintain beauty at all times! 💅

 

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This is a total lung resection with a large cancerous tumor present in the bronchus or airway of the lung (red arrow). The tumor is so big it is causing an obstruction of the bronchus which led to a secondary infection causing the entire lobe of the lung to have pneumonia or lobar pneumonia (blue arrow). This is 100% attributed to smoking!!!!!!

11176228_1588122784797738_2049104502_nForensic Friday!!!! This is another good Forensic Friday post from one of my old accounts. This was a very cool technique I learned at my time interning at the Medical Examiners Office that I thought was the coolest thing ever!!! When unknown dead bodies are received, we have to try to identify them so we can notify their next of kin. When a body has little to no clothing or identification on them, we fingerprint the body. When a body is dead for some time and begins to decompose, the skin undergoes changes in which the top layer of skin (epidermis) detaches from the bottom layer of skin (dermis). This is called skin slippage. If the unidentified body has begun decomposing, it is hard to take their fingerprints because their skin is literally slipping all over the place😁 The solution? Take off the dead guy’s slipped skin and put it on our hands as a glove so we can take the fingerprints!!!!! CREEPY!!!! But soooooo cool!!!! The top right photo shows the skin off the dead man from the top left photo on the gloves of the person performing the autopsy. The bottom photo shows this person taking fingerprints with the dead mans skin!!!!!

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Fetal brain at 18 weeks.
This is a brain!? Where are all the wrinkles??? The brain wrinkles are called the gyri which are the prominent portion of the folds and the sulci which are the grooves of the folds. These wrinkles or folds increase the surface area of the brain allowing for maximum brain power in our tiny skulls!!! These wrinkles start to appear later in fetal life, after 20 weeks and are gradually more prominent the older the fetus gets.

 

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Meghan MacRae grew up in Vancouver, Canada, but spent many years living in the remote woods. Living in the shadow of grizzly bears, cougars and the other predators of the wilderness taught her about the dark side of nature, and taught her to accept her place in nature's order as their prey. She is co-founder of CVLT Nation webzine and clothing alongside her husband Sean.

33 Comments

  1. May 18, 2015 at 6:26 am — Reply

    I regret opening the link… I really do… Omg! I’m freaked out…

  2. May 15, 2015 at 11:45 am — Reply

    Carisa Tasheyna NEAT!

  3. May 15, 2015 at 4:12 am — Reply

    Lita Jesse Jesse Chad Scott Liz

  4. May 14, 2015 at 12:34 pm — Reply

    Samantha Rachael Dunn

  5. May 14, 2015 at 10:06 am — Reply

    Fast Times at Ridgemont High— “Awesome! Totally Awesome!!!”

  6. May 14, 2015 at 9:40 am — Reply

    SheRa Stiles

  7. May 14, 2015 at 9:06 am — Reply

    That heart looks like its made out of chocolate mousse.

  8. May 14, 2015 at 7:37 am — Reply

    one of my fav accounts

  9. May 14, 2015 at 7:28 am — Reply

    Christian Knox

  10. May 14, 2015 at 7:07 am — Reply

    One of the best ig accounts to follow. The best are the mystery diagnosis posts

  11. May 14, 2015 at 6:25 am — Reply

    Matthew Sørensen

  12. May 14, 2015 at 5:15 am — Reply

    What an awesome woman!

  13. May 14, 2015 at 5:02 am — Reply

    wow

  14. May 14, 2015 at 4:20 am — Reply

    Tara Mascara

  15. May 14, 2015 at 4:10 am — Reply

    Erina Rossi

  16. May 14, 2015 at 3:30 am — Reply

    Haha. I tried to tag u on Instagram but I always get the wrong acct

  17. May 14, 2015 at 3:26 am — Reply

    I was doing it as you were mentioning my name in this post!

  18. May 14, 2015 at 3:25 am — Reply

    Samantha Stofko follow this instagram account.

  19. May 14, 2015 at 3:22 am — Reply

    Trisha Jean Xoxo

    • May 14, 2015 at 3:29 am — Reply

      That’s hilarious. I already follow her! It’s fantastic I love the information.

  20. May 14, 2015 at 3:08 am — Reply

    Love it!!!

  21. May 14, 2015 at 1:30 am — Reply

    Thought you would Tara Schneider

    • May 14, 2015 at 1:32 am — Reply

      It’s a heaps good account Aunty June ☺️

  22. May 14, 2015 at 12:42 am — Reply

    Lea Babiera

  23. May 14, 2015 at 12:32 am — Reply

    Her daughter is an amazing photographer as well, with an incredible kink series.

  24. May 14, 2015 at 12:22 am — Reply

    Awesome ideas for captions …. better than duck leaps

  25. May 14, 2015 at 12:15 am — Reply

    Her phone must be funky

  26. May 14, 2015 at 12:14 am — Reply

    No regrets. It puts things into perspective.

  27. May 14, 2015 at 12:11 am — Reply

    <3

  28. May 14, 2015 at 12:04 am — Reply

    Damn I can’t decide if I want to regret clicking on this or not

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