A GP troubled by an autopsy report

So that the local surgery can close my son’s file, I take the translated autopsy report to a young GP, who sits with his head in his hands, saying, ‘I wasn’t trained to deal with this. We didn’t get to read autopsies. This is absolutely horrendous.’ Perhaps he doesn’t have his own children. Or he does. I do my best to reassure him that it’s usual to search out each detail [as a parent], to try to know. To keep your child company in its death.

Denise Riley, from Time Lived, Without Its Flow

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