Friday, January 31, 2014

the last book I ever read (Sheri Fink's Five Days at Memorial, excerpt eleven)

from Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital by Sheri Fink:

On September 22, state and federal investigators flew north with sets of tissue samples from eighteen of the Memorial Medical Center bodies and delivered them to National Medical Services, Inc., a forensic toxicology laboratory in Willow Grove, Pennsylvania. In an acidic-smelling corner of a long, open room with scuffed walls, technicians extracted the samples into tiny, metal-capped containers shaped like medicine vials and sent them through gas chromatography/mass spectrometry machines bearing nicknames, including “Morticia” and “Gomez.”

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