Author Archives: John Biemer

About John Biemer

John Biemer, MD, a former reporter for the Chicago Tribune and The Associated Press, is a third-year pathology resident at a Chicago-area hospital.

The Gross Room

What happens to body parts removed in surgery? John Biemer takes you to the “gross” room. Continue reading

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Food As Sport, The Legend of Joey “Jaws” Chestnut

In time for county-fair season, pathologist and writer John Biemer on the phenomenon of eating competitions in this our land of largesse. Continue reading

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Fifty Days of the Dead

Pathology residents are required to perform 50 autopsies during their four years of residency. John Biemer has 40 to go. Continue reading

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