'Dr. G. Medical Examiner' is a departure from fictitious medical examiner shows, like 'Quincy' and 'Crossing Jordan'. Dr. Garavaglia showcases a part of the medical examiner's office these other shows leave out--the accidental and natural deaths that come through the office.
No, not everyone who needs the M.E. to sign them out of this life died violently, and, unlike what the fictitious shows portray, it is not the M.E.'s job to play detective, but to give cause and manner of death. I find it fascinating the work the investigators do to pull the deceased's medical records from family members and the examinations Dr. G. does in an individualized manner. The normal functions and processes of various organs/organ systems of the body are shown, followed by what went wrong with the heart/neurological system/etc. of the decedants who are examined by Dr. G. She compassionately explains what happened to their loved ones at the end. This is a recommended watch of the post mortem examination done compassionately.
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