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Autopsies are serious business

Sandra Thomas, a medical examiner, has been suspended for two weeks for making insensitive comments while carrying out a post-mortem for the Georgia, US, bureau of investigation, on a woman on 19 March.

She asked a fellow doctor if she knew how to do a “Muslim autopsy”. Thomas then lifted the neck of the woman on the table and ululated loudly.

The woman who she was working on was not a Muslim.