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Dubious StatementEdit

"At these temperatures the body is completely frozen and decomposition is totally halted"

Anyone have any suggestions for sources and/or suggestions to clean this up, besides USDA's guidelines for storage of frozen meat in regards to a body's "shelf life" at these low temperatures? Obviously decomposition is never really totally halted, the body would have to be kept at absolute zero to even come close, even then there will still be slow degradation due to desiccation etc. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:32, 7 September 2009 (UTC)

Have now changed the statement to mention some decay, but the whole passage needs proper references.--Felix folio secundus 11:51, 15 July 2010 (UTC) There's a suite 101 on what-happens-when-a-homicide-victims-body-is-taken-to-the-morgue-a245563 (talk) 13:42, 13 December 2012 (UTC)

Cleaning Morgue UpEdit

How should we clean this up? Irisheagle 13:44, 1 October 2006 (UTC)

I just had a pretty big cleanup, but feel absolutely free to improve on it. Especially adding sources! —Preceding unsigned comment added by Jonnty (talkcontribs) 23:07, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Where are the references??Edit

Seems like a lot of specific information without any sited sources... HammerHeadHuman 00:24, 5 October 2006 (UTC)


"morg (American English)" Morg does not occur in American English. The word is morgue. Dave Andrew 00:36, 2 January 2007 (UTC)

Rose cottageEdit

Why could use of rose cottage be discouraged? Cite? I am curently a student and use rose cottage in sensitive discussions. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:06, 24 April 2007 (UTC).

Sorry, that was me kylet 22:07, 24 April 2007 (UTC)

Rose(mary's) Cottage is in fairly common usage. I also know of the mourtary been referred to as Ward 13 because most hospitals don't have a Ward 13 for superstitous reasons...perhaps this could be included too? Iconoclast322 20:55, 13 September 2007 (UTC)


It may be worth adding this banner to the talkpage with its own rightful classification. (talk) 11:26, 14 October 2008 (UTC)

Curious you would ask about this while adding many irrelevant project templates. Astronaut (talk) 15:17, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

wat does a morgue mean —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 17:08, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

A place in which bodies are kept. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 04:12, 19 February 2010 (UTC)

Morgue and a Mortuary/Funeral Home are not the same thing, are they?Edit

Consider that if you got killed in a car accident, the EMT's would take you to a morgue, not directly to a funeral home. The morgue is where they keep you until your family, etc, decides what to do with you. The snare (talk) 19:27, 20 May 2011 (UTC)

Suggestions: 1. The “Waiting Mortuary” section was randomly placed at the end. I think the article could use more information throughout so that the content flows better. 2. The “Mortuaries across the globe” section does not include any sources. I also think it would be valuable to add more sources to the entire page for a better understanding of what a morgue is. 3. The second reference is from 1957 and since there are only 4 sources to begin with I think this is too outdated to use. More modern references will help to create a stronger article overall. Krupiakk (talk) 20:23, 29 January 2017 (UTC)

Negative temperature?Edit

Someone threw up a CN template on the Negative temperature section of this page. I vote it be removed, as the article on decomposition, should be enough of an explanation, but I'm not sure if wikipages are allowed to site other wikipages as references. Thoughts? --Pirhounix 22:03, 5 April 2018 (UTC) — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pirhounix (talkcontribs)

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