Who shall deliver me from the body of this death?

Posted: August 9, 2011 in Uncategorized

The first bit of advice to prospective doctoral students seems to be: don’t do it. The second bit of advice seems to be: if you must, do it fast, because it is like

a medieval form of torture where guards used to strap dead bodies to the backs of prisoners, leaving them in the dungeons until the dead body had rotted through the unfortunate inmate’s back.

Not that the process is gruesome or anything!


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