THE BIG READ: The secrets the dead reveal through forensics

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Ryan Blumenthal in his gear. (PHOTO: Walla Films)
Ryan Blumenthal in his gear. (PHOTO: Walla Films)

Oh my word, you’re a forensic pathologist? Like in CSI? That must be so interesting! But don’t you get depressed?”

This is a typical reaction I get when someone meets me for the first time and finds out what I do.

I never know how best to respond. Do I try to romanticise my job and play to their fantasies? Or do I tell them the cold, hard truth?

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