A morgue or mortuary (in a hospital or elsewhere) is used for the storage of human corpses awaiting identification, or removal for autopsy or disposal by burial, cremation or otherwise. In modern times they have customarily been refrigerated to delay decomposition.
Famous quotes containing the word morgue:
“To enumerate the different trades by which the women in New York are endeavoringnot to livethat for many of them is as utterly unattainable a goal as the end of the rainbowbut simply to postpone as long as possible their appearance at the morgue or the cemeteryto attempt to do this would be useless.”
—Katharine Pearson Woods (18531923)
“True enough, the country is calm. Calm as a morgue or a grave, would you not say?”
—Václav Havel (b. 1936)