Not everyone is so blessed by fortune as to have teachers as inventive and inspiring as the great Tim Koelmeyer. Such was his prescience, he foresaw the day when the equanimity of his students would be ravaged by smells from hell. Indeed, he took steps to protect us, his eager but unknowing students. Filled with the confidence of youth, we already thought our constitutions sufficiently robust thanks to the myriad trials of the Prof’s teaching autopsies. We were wrong.
In “See For Yourself” I briefly mentioned my most memorable teacher, forensic pathologist Tim D. Koelmeyer. As a medical student attending autopsies, as well as coping with the sights, sounds, and smells of the autopsy room and the presence of a recently deceased corpse, I had my mind blown apart by the enigmatic Dr Koelmeyer, […]
Many doctors have vivid memories of their first tentative steps into the dissection halls of the anatomy class and their first anxiety-ridden attendance at an autopsy. Such moments are among the fabled rituals of burgeoning doctor-hood.