recently she did an interview with Motherboard magazine where she gives her reasoning for starting the account:
“I want to teach people and show the world the truth about death and life and diseases. But sometimes its hard for people to handle and they report my photos”
Indeed getting reported to Instagram is a daily issue when you post photos of human remains preserved like tuna in brine but she doesn’t let that deter her and why would she, especially with over 150k followers there is plenty demand for her morbid shots and it beats the usual shite of people posting photos of their dinner.
In her own wise words “Theres something to learn from every body”. Check out her twitter account too so that you never miss any weird shit.
Heres some of my personal favourites from Instagram’s favourite coroner.
I’m so happy so many of you got this! You are so awesome!!!!!! This is an autopsy on an infant who died from meningococcemia which basically means a deadly bacterial meningitis infection. The bacteria that caused this meningitis, Neisseria meningitidis, is NASTY, and is very contagious and very deadly. Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome is failure of the adrenal gland to function as as result of bleeding into the gland. This bacterial infection leads to massive hemorrhage into one or both adrenal glands as seen in this photo. The adrenal glands are the little glands that sit above the kidneys. In this baby, the bacterial infection got so bad it got into the babies blood causing sepsis, organ failure, coma, low blood pressure and shock, disseminated intravascular coagulation (DIC) with widespread purpura, rapidly developing adrenocortical insufficiency and death. Other bacteria and rarely viruses have also been known to cause Waterhouse-Friderichsen syndrome. #iheartautopsy #mysterydiagnosis #pathology #death #death #autopsy #meningitis #brain #bacteria #micro #microbiology #epidemiology #science #health #healtheducation #bio #biology #med #medical #medicina #medicine #medschool #medstudent A photo posted by ?Mortui Vivos Docent? (@mrs_angemi) on
Mystery diagnosis!!!!!!!! #iheartautopsy #mysterydiagnosis #diagnosis #pathology #med #medical #medicinal #education#healtheducation #science #disease #medschool #medstudent #nursing #nurse #autopsy #morgue A photo posted by ?Mortui Vivos Docent? (@mrs_angemi) on
I’m a little obsessed with these crazy facial resections followed by the reconstruction process. It’s truly an art form in itself!!! This is a case of a middle age man who presented with a skin cancer called basal cell carcinoma. The surgery was done to remove the cancer, and as you can see a large portion of the middle of his face including the upper portion of his nose had to be surgically removed. Often times we get things like these in pathology, on patients we know are still alive, and think- what the hell do they look like now!!! The surgeon in this case took a metatarsal bone or a small bone from the foot to reconstruct the nose. The photos on the right show the patient after reconstructive surgery. Amazing!!!!! Photo cred: @dr_nima_sadeghi #iheartautopsy #surgery #bcc #basalcellcarcinoma #cancer #skincancer #surgeon #plasticsurgery #reconstruction #healtheducation #health #wellness #bio #biology #pathology
Many of you ask what these patients look like after these crazy surgeries! So here you go!!!! This is a patient who received what is called a partial composite resection of the mandible or basically had half of his jaw cut out (bottom right photo) due to a bone cancer called osteosarcoma. This part of the jaw would go to my lab in pathology. As you can see, this patient is very young, so this major surgery had to be done to save his life. After the section of the lower jaw is removed, this hardware is put in place as seen in the upper right photo. To reconstruct a new jaw, this surgeon took a piece of the tibial bone of this patients leg to make him a new jaw. The left photo shows him all sewn up and looking like new!!! Photo cred: @saeedhajizadehh #iheartautopsy #pathology #surgery #surgeon #plasticsurgery #cancer #osteosarcoma #jaw #mandible #oral #med #medical #medicine #medschool #medstudent A photo posted by ?Mortui Vivos Docent? (@mrs_angemi) on
Being in the pathology lab is crazy, but seeing amputated arms, legs, fingers and toes for the first time really sticks with you. They look very human and kind of freak you out and make you sad and excited all at the same time. These arms belong to a middle age construction worker. He was at work when a large object fell off a fork lift and landed on his arms causing traumatic vascular injuries to both arms. Unfortunately they could not be saved. #iheartautopsy #trauma #amputation #workinjury #er #ed #emergency #surgeon #surgery #nurse #nursing #nursepractioner
I love when followers share their surgery pics!!!! This is @stella_obscurum gallbladder from a surgery she had last week!!! Learn all about the gallbladder and why these gallstones are yellow on the next episode on my new YouTube channel!!! It will be posted sometime next week!! #iheartautopsy #gallstones #gallbladder #healtheducation #pathology #mrsangemi #youtube #youtubechannel #med #medical #medicina #medicine #medschool #medstudent #healtheducation A photo posted by ?Mortui Vivos Docent? (@mrs_angemi) on
Toxic Shock Syndrome and tampons!!!! It is a rare occurrence but it DOES happen. When I was in training, I heard of a young girl dying at a local hospital due to this and I remember calling my daughter who was a teenage at the time and warning her about this. More recently a follower of mine @abdessadeqour brought to my attention a model named Lauren Wasser who is suing a popular tampon company because she suffered from TSS leading to an amputation of her right leg (right photo). This kind of stuff scares the shit out of me being the mom of 3 girls and also being a woman myself. Toxic shock syndrome or TSS is a rare bacterial infection caused by specific bacteria. When these bacteria multiply, they release toxins which are very dangerous to the human body. These toxins cause tissue death (this is not her actual surgery photo) which can lead to large, deforming surgeries, amputations and eventually death. Men and children can also get TSS too. TSS is not only caused by tampons. It has also been known to occur in patients with skin infections, burns, and surgeries where the wounds have been packed with wound material. A person needs to have the bacteria on their skin, or in their vagina. This bacteria normally lives there causing no issues. Then it gets trapped in the fibers of the tampon or wound packing material- where it can multiply and then produce toxins. The bacteria must enter the bloodstream to make the person sick. This is called sepsis. Sliding a tampon into place in the vagina may make microscopic tears in the walls of the vagina, rupturing tiny blood vessels and allowing the bacteria to get into the bloodstream. A super-absorbent tampon-especially if it’s left in place too long, or if it is used when the menstrual flow is light, can dry out the vagina, making such tearing even more likely. This is why it is advised to use a specific absorbencies of tampons on specific days of your period. #iheartautopsy #tss #toxicshocksyndrome #bacteria #micro #microbiology #dead #death #amputation #laurenwasser #tampons #period #menstruation #healtheducation #themoreyouknow #surgery #med #medical #medicine #medschool #medstudent #gynecology #wellness #womenshealth A photo posted by ?Mortui Vivos Docent? (@mrs_angemi) on