My first job out of college was with a pathology organization; I assembled manuscripts about all the different ways to die. Most were about blood diseases and cancers, of little interest to me or anyone else without the professional training to understand them. A handful, though, were forensic pathology manuscripts, which is to say about all the vivid and fascinating ways the outside world can kill you. (Did you know that you can be gassed by the discharge from an inboard boat motor if you swim too long too close to it?)