Usually Vicks rub. The aroma of it is supposed to overload your olfactory sense and cut down on what you can smell. In reality, it usually just opens your sinuses and nostrils so that you can get a deeper whif of it! LOL
lol they performing surgery on dead people?In the surgery rooms they use peppermint oil on the scrub masks to cut the smell.
It is a menthol rub, I believe they buy it from medical supply stores. Like Vick's Vapo-Rub, except medical grade. The only time they use it is if the body has been through a certain level of decomp first.
I had to run with the coroner for class once. I believe the one they use is a cream, and not a gel.