When Mercutio was brought to me for examination I immediately noticed severe inflammation in the area of his heart. A sword of a half-inch in diameter penetrated Mercutio’s aorta. This caused massive trauma to the heart. However, despite the injury, Mercutio was able to live a few minutes after the initial stabbing. The pain must have been unbearable. When the heart was penetrated, the aorta was ruptured, leaving blood quickly poor from the heart and fill his lungs.
Mercutio drowned in his own blood. During the autopsy of Tybalt, I found he died of massive trauma to his chest cavity. The sword broke through the sternum, lacerated the upper left portion of the left lung, allowing the lung to collapse. The sword then penetrated the heart and broke the mitral valve allowing for the blood to flow backwards into the heart, and dilute the oxygen rich blood. The sword continued through the heart until it exited the back.
Tybalt died as soon as the sword exited his back. The pain from the time the sword broke through his sternum to the time it exited the back must have been excruciating. Paris’s death came very quick, but was extremely painful, and mentally traumatizing. A sword inflicted tremendous damage to Paris’s right leg. A sword-induced hole was located on his calf, with major muscle damage. And worst of all, Paris’s saphenios artery was sliced completely in half.
Giving Paris’s size, and amount of blood, it took him about three minutes to bleed out enough to die, and five minutes to drain almost completely dry. I was able to remove only one tablespoon of blood from Paris’s body. Romeo’s death was a very strange one. It seems he ingested a highly toxic poison. The poison constricted most major veins and arteries, including the Pulmonary vein, and the left Atrium of the heart. The poison reacted as soon as it entered the digestive system.
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Romeo had an empty stomach, so it probably took the poison about three or four minuets to react. It started by constricting the smaller veins and blood vessels, which must have caused severe muscle cramps and spasms all over the body. As the poison traveled through the body it eventually killed Romeo by shutting off blood flow to the heart, and brain. And finally, the beautiful Juliet died a rather grisly death. She was killed by a 13 th century Bavarian dagger. The dagger entered her abdomen and severed her large intestine.
Now this wound was not large enough for her to bleed out. It would have taken hours for that to happen. Juliet’s stomach fluids spilled out into her body, slowly dissolving several internal organs, and contaminating the blood stream. Juliet’s waste slowly seeped out of her intestine.
Juliet most likely passed out after several minutes from mental stress. But it took about twenty minutes for her to actually die. If she were conscious while this was happening, the pain would have been so unbearably she would have passed out from the pain. Either way, she was unconscious when she died..