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Inside the morgue: How medical examiners are dealing with opioid death
Inside the morgue: How medical examiners are dealing with opioid death 'tsunami'
Published: 2017/02/10
Channel: WISN 12 News
The Morgue   What happens to our bodies after death Full Documentary
The Morgue What happens to our bodies after death Full Documentary
Published: 2016/12/28
Channel: Muriel R. Douglas
Inside the Morgue
Inside the Morgue
Published: 2013/10/31
Channel: WBNS10TV
Exploring Haunted Abandoned MORGUE! (DEAD BODY!?)
Exploring Haunted Abandoned MORGUE! (DEAD BODY!?)
Published: 2016/08/04
Channel: Jrizzy Jeremy
Beyond Scared Straight: Teens Visit the County Morgue (S7, E3) | A&E
Beyond Scared Straight: Teens Visit the County Morgue (S7, E3) | A&E
Published: 2014/07/11
Channel: A&E
Ash vs Evil Dead S2E2 Morgue Autopsy
Ash vs Evil Dead S2E2 Morgue Autopsy
Published: 2016/11/22
Channel: Plastic Waffle
Menina Fantasma no Necrotério (Ghost Girl in the Morgue) | Câmera Escondida (19/02/17)
Menina Fantasma no Necrotério (Ghost Girl in the Morgue) | Câmera Escondida (19/02/17)
Published: 2017/02/20
Channel: Câmeras Escondidas Programa Silvio Santos
18+ (English subs) Donetsk Morgue, October 8th
18+ (English subs) Donetsk Morgue, October 8th
Published: 2014/10/09
Channel: Graham Phillips
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Published: 2017/07/20
Channel: TOP ENTERNAIMENT2017
ABANDONED CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL [ Found Morgue ]
ABANDONED CALIFORNIA HOSPITAL [ Found Morgue ]
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: Exploring With Josh
Post Mortem : Le Monde Funéraire (Documentaire)
Post Mortem : Le Monde Funéraire (Documentaire)
Published: 2016/06/12
Channel: Philippe Auguste
ZOMBIE IN A MORGUE PRANK | FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
ZOMBIE IN A MORGUE PRANK | FIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD
Published: 2016/08/18
Channel: MagicofRahat
6 Anécdotas Aterradoras Ocurridas en la Morgue
6 Anécdotas Aterradoras Ocurridas en la Morgue
Published: 2017/01/22
Channel: SrJoel336
LA MORGUE
LA MORGUE
Published: 2016/08/22
Channel: Anderson Jimenez
♦Historias de Terror Japonés♦ Morgue
♦Historias de Terror Japonés♦ Morgue
Published: 2014/07/25
Channel: Wendolin Osorio
LA MORGUE - Trailer Subtitulado Español Latino 2017 The Autopsy Of Jane Doe
LA MORGUE - Trailer Subtitulado Español Latino 2017 The Autopsy Of Jane Doe
Published: 2017/01/16
Channel: CineMovs Trailers
Audiolibro - Edgar Allan Poe - I delitti della Rue Morgue
Audiolibro - Edgar Allan Poe - I delitti della Rue Morgue
Published: 2013/12/05
Channel: Jean Deville
ABANDONED NEW HOSPITAL (FOUND BLOODY MORGUE)
ABANDONED NEW HOSPITAL (FOUND BLOODY MORGUE)
Published: 2016/07/08
Channel: Exploring With Josh
Der Mord in der Rue Morgue
Der Mord in der Rue Morgue
Published: 2017/04/27
Channel: Edgar Steinert
Students Visit Morgue to Learn About Gun Violence
Students Visit Morgue to Learn About Gun Violence
Published: 2016/05/19
Channel: ABC News
Pakistan morgue overwhelmed by heat wave deaths
Pakistan morgue overwhelmed by heat wave deaths
Published: 2015/06/24
Channel: CNN
"My Job At The Morgue" Horror Story
"My Job At The Morgue" Horror Story
Published: 2015/06/25
Channel: Doctor Horror
morgue - medusa
morgue - medusa
Published: 2017/01/20
Channel: Unusual Delicacy
Baby About To Be Cremated In Morgue Suddenly Comes Back to Life
Baby About To Be Cremated In Morgue Suddenly Comes Back to Life
Published: 2016/02/10
Channel: Inside Edition
Cuentos desde la morgue del Roosevelt
Cuentos desde la morgue del Roosevelt
Published: 2017/01/28
Channel: Tinieblas Intensas
VIDEO EN LA MORGUE SESINANDO CON DISPARO EN EL PECHO A DAGOBERTO CABRERA CONCEPCION
VIDEO EN LA MORGUE SESINANDO CON DISPARO EN EL PECHO A DAGOBERTO CABRERA CONCEPCION
Published: 2014/03/06
Channel: rene santos
Morgue Tour
Morgue Tour
Published: 2009/05/04
Channel: MinnesotaLawyer
Reportaje Morgue de Lima 04.08.2016
Reportaje Morgue de Lima 04.08.2016
Published: 2016/08/04
Channel: Ministerio Público | Fiscalía de la Nación - Perú
Mira lo que Grabaron unos Guardias de una MORGUE en Brasil
Mira lo que Grabaron unos Guardias de una MORGUE en Brasil
Published: 2017/03/17
Channel: gRUNgerOFICIAL
Cadáveres abandonados en la Morgue de la Ciudad Hospitalaria Doctor Enrique Tejera
Cadáveres abandonados en la Morgue de la Ciudad Hospitalaria Doctor Enrique Tejera
Published: 2016/08/28
Channel: CaminaCarlos
La Morgue - Tráiler Oficial
La Morgue - Tráiler Oficial
Published: 2017/04/10
Channel: Cinemex
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Published: 2016/12/26
Channel: McSkyz
Despertó en la morgue  * 5 casos reales *
Despertó en la morgue * 5 casos reales *
Published: 2015/11/23
Channel: Vampirel.la2
Try Not To Get Scared Challenge - Exploring The Worlds Most Haunted Morgue
Try Not To Get Scared Challenge - Exploring The Worlds Most Haunted Morgue
Published: 2017/03/16
Channel: BlastphamousHD TV
Beyond Scared Straight: Teens Visit the Hospital Morgue (Season 5, Episode 4) | A&E
Beyond Scared Straight: Teens Visit the Hospital Morgue (Season 5, Episode 4) | A&E
Published: 2013/12/26
Channel: A&E
WTF is Hyperianism? - A critique of Morgue
WTF is Hyperianism? - A critique of Morgue's explanation of his philosophy.
Published: 2017/06/16
Channel: The Count Jackula Show
Que Font les Médecin avec le Corps de Michael dans la Morgue ?
Que Font les Médecin avec le Corps de Michael dans la Morgue ?
Published: 2017/07/13
Channel: Mr VirTuoZ
Celebrity Morgue (WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT)
Celebrity Morgue (WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT)
Published: 2015/09/17
Channel: More Macs Media
Mobile morgue
Mobile morgue
Published: 2015/08/04
Channel: WIAT42
Morgue Parte 1 de 2
Morgue Parte 1 de 2
Published: 2015/11/06
Channel: Joaquin Gonzalez Dajer
Zombicide Season 3: Rue Morgue - Brettspiel - Review
Zombicide Season 3: Rue Morgue - Brettspiel - Review
Published: 2015/07/01
Channel: Hunter & Cron - Brettspiele
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Liz y Alejandro pasaron la noche en la morgue
Published: 2016/06/21
Channel: Combate Ecuador RTS
La Morgue - Cuando te metes donde no debes.
La Morgue - Cuando te metes donde no debes.
Published: 2017/04/19
Channel: Fuera de Foco
Violencia desatada morgue colapsada en Venezuela | Sinfiltros.com
Violencia desatada morgue colapsada en Venezuela | Sinfiltros.com
Published: 2016/06/09
Channel: Sin Filtros
Wiley (Eskiboy) - Morgue (Ft. Roll Deep) (HQ)
Wiley (Eskiboy) - Morgue (Ft. Roll Deep) (HQ)
Published: 2010/08/23
Channel: BeanzORBeak
Der Doppelmord in der Rue Morgue (Hörbuch) Edgar Allan Poe
Der Doppelmord in der Rue Morgue (Hörbuch) Edgar Allan Poe
Published: 2015/01/02
Channel: Classic Literature Audiobooks
IMPRESIONANTE LLANTO DE UN NIÑO EN MORGUE | EXTRANORMAL
IMPRESIONANTE LLANTO DE UN NIÑO EN MORGUE | EXTRANORMAL
Published: 2013/07/05
Channel: Extranormal - Canal Oficial
EXTRAÑOS SUCESOS EN LA MORGUE / Historia de suspenso
EXTRAÑOS SUCESOS EN LA MORGUE / Historia de suspenso
Published: 2017/04/17
Channel: JOHN MISTERIO
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Published: 2015/07/13
Channel: Hunter & Cron - Brettspiele
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Morgue Vanguard x Still - Fateh
Published: 2015/11/25
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A hospital mortuary and pathology laboratory in Bath, England

A morgue or mortuary (in a hospital or elsewhere) is used for the storage of human corpses awaiting identification or removal for autopsy or disposal by burial, cremation or other method. In modern times corpses have customarily been refrigerated to delay decomposition.[1]

Etymology and lexicology[edit]

Mortuary early 14c., from Anglo-French mortuarie "gift to a parish priest from a deceased parishioner," from Medieval Latin mortuarium, noun use of neuter of Late Latin adjective mortuarius "pertaining to the dead," from Latin mortuus, pp. of mori "to die" (see mortal (adj.)). Meaning "place where bodies are kept temporarily" first recorded 1865, a euphemism for earlier English term "deadhouse."

Morgue from the French morgue, which means 'to look at solemnly, to defy'. First used to describe the inner wicket of a prison, where new prisoners were kept so that jailers and turnkeys could recognize them in the future, it took on its modern meaning in fifteenth-century Paris, being used to describe part of the Châtelet used for the storage and identification of unknown corpses.

Morgue is predominantly used in North American English, while mortuary is more common in British English, although both terms are used interchangeably. The euphemisms “Rose Cottage” and “Rainbow’s End”[2] are sometimes used in British hospitals to enable discussion in front of patients, the latter mainly for children.

A person responsible for handling and washing bodies is now known as a diener, morgue attendant, or autopsy technician.

Types of cold chambers[edit]

There are two types of mortuary cold chambers:

Positive temperature

Bodies are kept between 2 °C (36 °F) and 4 °C (39 °F). While this is usually used for keeping bodies for up to several weeks, it does not prevent decomposition, which continues at a slower rate than at room temperature.[3]

Negative temperature

Bodies are kept at between −10 °C (14 °F) and −50 °C (−58 °F). Usually used at forensic institutes, particularly when a body has not been identified. At these temperatures the body is completely frozen and decomposition is very much reduced.[citation needed]

Mortuaries across the globe[edit]

The first morgue in New York City, opened in 1866 at Bellevue Hospital

In some countries, the body of the deceased is embalmed before disposal, which makes refrigeration unnecessary.

In many countries, the family of the deceased must make the burial within 72 hours (three days) of death, but in some other countries it is usual that burial takes place some weeks or months after the death. This is why some corpses are kept as long as one or two years at a hospital or in a funeral home. When the family has enough money to organize the ceremony, the corpse is taken from the cold chamber for burial.

In some funeral homes, the morgue is in the same room, or directly adjacent to, the specially designed ovens, known as retorts, that are used in funerary cremation. Some religions dictate that, should a body be cremated, the family must witness its incineration. To honor these religious rites, many funeral homes install a viewing window, which allows the family to watch as the body is inserted into the retort. In this way, the family can honor their customs without entering the morgue.

Waiting mortuary[edit]

A waiting mortuary is a mortuary building designed specifically for the purpose of confirming that deceased persons are truly deceased. Prior to the advent of modern methods of verifying death, people feared that they would be buried alive. To alleviate such fears, the recently deceased were housed for a time in waiting mortuaries, where attendants would watch for signs of life. The corpses would be allowed to decompose partially prior to burial. Waiting mortuaries were most popular in 19th-century Germany, and were often large, ornate halls.

A bell was strung to the corpses to alert attendants of any motion. Although there is no documented case of a person being saved from accidental burial in this way,[4] it is sometimes erroneously believed that this was the origin of the phrase “saved by the bell”, whilst in fact, the phrase originates from the sport of boxing.[5]

Alternate meanings[edit]

In American English:

  • Morgue is used to refer to the room in which newspaper or magazine publishers keep their back issues and other historical references, as they serve a similar purpose to human morgues. See Morgue file.
  • Morgue is used in some science fiction books as the name for the armory aboard ships, when they contain some form of powered armour.[citation needed]
  • Mortuary can also refer to a funeral home.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Morgan, Oliver (2006). Management of Dead Bodies after Disasters: A Field Manual for First Responders. Pan American Health Organization. p. 49. ISBN 92 75 12630 5 – via Michigan State University SearchPlus. 
  2. ^ BBC documentary - Fry's Planet Word: Episode 3: "Uses and Abuses" 9 Oct 2011
  3. ^ Zentralblatt der allgemeine Pathologie; 1957 May 4; 96(5-6):280-86; NIH.gov
  4. ^ Roach, Mary (2003). Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers. W. W. Norton & Company. ISBN 0-393-32482-6. 
  5. ^ Saved by the bell at Phrases.org

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