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Electrocution and body donation - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi
User :   How can I help you?
User :   I am a general practitioner.
User :   HI im XXXXXXXX i have a few questions regarding my death as im in ... prison and due for execution in the 2 hours can you help ??
User :   Proceed with your questions.
User :   im going be executed by electric chaier will it hurt mmuch
User :   You may feel the shock sensation for a second or two, but the you will not feel pain after that.
User :   y do thay need to conect wires to me
User :   if it is going to be electrocution which involves the use or electricity, it also involves the use of wires right??
User :   ok yhes sorry im scared
User :   thay will have me wearing conductive pants which has current passed though my privert parts will i feel this very much
User :   As I mentioned initially, you will feel nothing after the initial few seconds.
User :   there was a guy the other week whos testicals exploded will this happen to me ?
User :   There would be some trauma during electrocution and the amount of trauma would depend on the amount of electricity that passes through.
User :   Since I am not aware of the amount that is used during electrocution, I cannot know if that happens.
User :   However, there may be some traumatic changes happening.
User :   thay put mostly 100,000 volts thougha person
User :   You would not be feeling anything though.
User :   this is the amout to be used on me 100,000 volts
User :   OK
User :   will i die quick
User :   You would be dead withing instantaneously if such huge amount of electricity is being used.
User :   * I meant you would be dead instantaneously.
User :   may i ask y do thay remove the head after execution
User :   It usually does not happen most countries, I am not aware of the practice in ... though.
User :   So I cannot comment on this query.
User :   y is it done and how will thay remove my head
User :   i have no familly so thay will be needing my skelton will much of my body be cut for them just to have me as a skelton
User :   I am not aware of the procedure following or during the execution in .., so I cannot comment on this query.
User :   I would be able to answer only medical queries.
User :   So restrict your queries to medical ones only.
User :   ok what i meane is will there be much cutting done to me so all thay have is my skelton ??
User :   Skeletal bones are usually obtained after burning the body.
User :   Hence that is mostly likely means of obtaining the skeletal bones.
User :   so thay will be takeing me for burning then yes
User :   If there are any other practice that is followed at the prison in China, sorry, I am not aware of.
User :   i can allways donate my body for med students to use would this be usefull
User :   Yes, donation of the body to the medical college for the use of medical students is definitely useful.
User :   so should i mined being used in the morning by students ?
User :   That would be your will and wish.
User :   It is not compulsory that you need to donate your body to the students.
User :   yes i like to be used but can thay use me this quick
User :   It would be a very generous act though.
User :   There would be rigidity of the body following after death, this would be much severe following electrocution, due to coagulation of body proteins.
User :   The students can be able to use the body once this rigidity disappears.
User :   This would take atleast 36 to 72 hours though.
User :   So you would be used only after the rigidity disappears.
User :   so i would not be used to monday then ?
User :   Yes, till the rigidity disappears, you may not be used.
User :   when i am used where will thay use me and am i going be usefull as im only 18 years old ?
User :   The body would be transferred to a medical school or university for the needful.
User :   so when im takeing am i going be dressed or not ?
Doctor :   Dressed
User :   am i allways going be dressed ?
Doctor :   If you insist, you can make a note of it in your Will, that you don't want to be dressed after your death
Doctor :   Or else you will always be dressed
User :   but at the med school will i need to be unclothed for use
Doctor :   Yes
User :   who declothes me
Doctor :   Whoever wants you declothed
User :   will the students uncloth me
Doctor :   If the want to desect you, then yes
User :   yes thats what i have just singed up for there pleased
Doctor :   You will be delivered to them unclothed by an attendant or the lab assistant
User :   do you think its easy to uncloth me once dead
Doctor :   No
User :   how am i unclothed as im dead
User :   there is an undertaker comeing will he take my body
Doctor :   The clothes are torn
User :   is it true if my limbs are pulled to much thay can brake off ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   how im dead
User :   may i ask how am i going be layied out for them to use ?
Doctor :   The current stops your brain & heart
User :   ok will these be dissected
User :   how am i placed for dissection by the students ?
Doctor :   Supine
User :   whats that ?
User :   ami naked at this pont ??
Doctor :   No
User :   i thought for dissection i need to be ?
User :   do you think the students mined seeing my body ?
Doctor :   They will love to see it
User :   y im dead ?
Doctor :   The current stops your brain & heart. Thats why
User :   im 7ft tall will i fit on dissection place ??
Doctor :   Yes
User :   will my full body fit ok then
User :   may i ask my penis is long will this be ok hanging low ??
Doctor :   It will shrink following death
User :   as thay asked if i consent to dissection of my privert parts i said yes but is it ok do you think
User :   what will thay first be dissecting of me
Doctor :   Limbs
User :   what ones
User :   re first legs or arms ?
Doctor :   Arms
User :   am i going be fully on show for this ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   whats this about back dissection ?
User :   is my back to be dissected ?
Doctor :   Yes
User :   will my spine be removed ?
Doctor :   yes
User :   how is this done
User :   what method is used ?
Doctor :   Spine will be the last thing to be seen
Doctor :   so it is rather left alone till the last, when all other parts have been removed.
Doctor :   It is then easy to clear the remaining tissue around it
Doctor :   this is done with the scalpel itself
User :   my personal parts are to be removed does it take long to remove my privert organs ?
Doctor :   a bigger scalpel
Doctor :   No
Doctor :   its very easy
User :   hows it done what method will be used ?
Doctor :   No method as such
Doctor :   just incised ib=n a
Doctor :   in a particular fashion & removd
User :   will my pubic bone be cut
Doctor :   Ys
Doctor :   In the pubic region
Doctor :   above the genitals
Doctor :   the external genitalia
User :   will thay need to move my penis
Doctor :   Yes
User :   what tool will be used for this ?
Doctor :   I think nowadays they are using a special instrument called Penis cutter
Doctor :   We used the scalpel
User :   if scaple was used how is my penis removed ?
Doctor :   It was not removed separately, but along with anterior abdominal wall
User :   so will mine be i would think so
Doctor :   Yes
User :   so hows this done
Doctor :   The anterior abdominal wall is removed from above, this incision is carried down
Doctor :   & penis removed
User :   is the pubic bone hard to cut ?
Doctor :   They dont cut this bone
Doctor :   it is removed in a single piece
User :   ok
Doctor :   AAAAAAA is'nt it time for you now?
Doctor :   I mean its been 2 hours
User :   yes im waiting for them to come and get me
Doctor :   you said you were due for execution in 2hours
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