Bathing a child with multiple sclerosis brought on by the Chernobyl disaster, 1997.
Child deformed by the Chernobyl disaster, date unknown.
Postmortem skin drying of the hand making the fingernails appear that they have grown. Nails and hairs do not continue growing postmortem. After death, the skin loses so much volume and water that the dehydration cause hair and nails to appear as if they are protruding further out.
Patients of surgeon Harold Gillies during WWI and WWII
Recipient of the world’s first human heart transplant, Louis Washkansky, in Groote Schuur Hospital, Cape Town, three days after the surgery, December 6, 1967.
Unfortunately, he died eighteen days after the transplant of pneumonia due to his weakened immune system.
Lividty pattern showing both the outline of the arm that was pinned between the body and a hard surface. Lividity starts when blood flow ceases after death. The blood that was formerly flowing through the body is drawn to the lowest point in the body by the influence of gravity. Typically, postmortem lividity appears as a bluish-purple or reddish-purple color in the regions of the body that are in close contact with the ground. Areas that are further removed from the ground can be pink at the periphery of the discoloration.
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Making a plaster death mask, New York circa 1908. George Grantham Bain Collection, Library of Congress. (via Shorpy)
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