Is this made up?
Good thing the attending wasn't Dr. Vic Frankenstein.
Ahhh. That's awful.
As far as I know, it's a true story. (I'm the resident listening to the story at the end.)
Oh. My. God.
I would think they might have tried finding a mortician instead.
I'm picturing one of those story boards that are all over facebook right now that say "what my mother thinks I do", "What I think I do", "What I actually do".. in the "actually do" panel, that pic of a doc sitting on a plane talking to a dead person.
Why not just stick a pillow behind his head and put a blanket over him? Meanwhile it is one of the few times when having a pathologist respond to that request would be useful! :-D Yay pathology!