SurgeXperiences 304

August 23, 2009 § 2 Comments

Base Hospital #33. Portsmouth, England. Fractured jaw alignment and immoblization apparatus.

Base Hospital #33. Portsmouth, England. Fractured jaw alignment and immoblization apparatus.

Welcome to edition 304 of SurgeXperiences, the one and only biweekly collection of surgery-related blog posts.

The pictures in this edition are all from the US National Museum of Health & Medicine’s collection of public domain photographs, available at Flickr. Click on the pictures for larger versions.

Hope you enjoy both the pictures and the posts!

Surgery in observation theater. Undated.

Surgery in observation theater. Undated.

Wired Science wonders if Virtual Reality Could Keep You From Being a Surgical Guinea Pig.

Kevin M.D. presents some online cardiac surgery simulations for aspiring heart surgeons, which will definitely not keep you from being one.

Sid Schwab of Surgeonsblog wishes he could remember the color of his patient’s hair, in Local News.

How To Live a Longer Life knows The Most Important Question To Ask Before Surgery.

Surgery being filmed at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, DC. Note the patient is awake and watching the preparation for surgery. 1918.

Surgery being filmed at Walter Reed Hospital, Washington, DC. Note the patient is awake and watching the preparation for surgery. 1918.

Plastic Surgery 101 shows that can substantially add to a person’s quality of life, in Breast reduction surgery and quality of life – Addition by Subtraction!

Suture for a Living reviews two articles on Nipple Sharing &/or Sparing Breast Surgery.

The Sterile Eye mends his jacket and discovers the organic staple, in Living for a Suture.

A horse strapped and being lowered into position to be operated on for a gunshot wound by 1st LT Burgett. Le Valdahon, Doubs, France. 01/28/1919. Veterinary Hospital #3. The lettering under the horse says "The Simplicity Equine Operating Table."

A horse strapped and being lowered into position to be operated on for a gunshot wound by 1st LT Burgett. Le Valdahon, Doubs, France. 01/28/1919. Veterinary Hospital #3. The lettering under the horse says "The Simplicity Equine Operating Table."

Notes of an Anesthesioboist encounters a hostile patient, in Patient: “One Who Suffers”.

Running a Hospital tells an extraordinary story of luck and heroism, in My Son’s Story, part 1/part2/part3/part4.

scan man’s notes reports on  Case 21: Chronic total occlusion in left coronary circulation with collaterals from the right coronary artery.

Filming autopsy during the Korean War.

Filming autopsy during the Korean War.

other things amanzi has a lot on his mind:

Pvt. Fred L. Walling. Operating a microtome, which is used for cutting thin sections of tissue and bone; these thin sections are placed on microscope slides and are used for the diagnosis of the cause of death. New Guinea. 02/16/1943.

Pvt. Fred L. Walling. Operating a microtome, which is used for cutting thin sections of tissue and bone; these thin sections are placed on microscope slides and are used for the diagnosis of the cause of death. New Guinea. 02/16/1943.

Notes of an Anesthesioboist argues that End-of-Life Preparation Is a Responsibility, NOT a “Death Panel”.

NYT Health writes about Treating Patients as Partners, by Way of Informed Consent.

MedGadget reports on the HeartAssist 5, The Latest DeBakey LVAD Keeping First Patient Alive.

Newswise says an Eight-Hour Surgery Removes Life-Threatening Blood Clots From 17-Year-Old’s Lungs.

Construction and repair of model training aids. Activities, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Sgt Cortiza at work shop, 06/23/1950

Construction and repair of model training aids. Activities, Armed Forces Institute of Pathology. Sgt Cortiza at work shop, 06/23/1950

The Register wonders what it would be like If surgery was like Wikipedia…

Fluffy Bricks moulds The Surgeon.

NursToon wants to play doctor.

Lucid TV got some Bad News.

SP5 Lawrence E. Blackman (Darlington, SC) Hq & Hq Co, USASTC, receives the first typhus shot administered by Hypospray Jet Injector at Fort Gordon. 08/26/1959. Photo by Roy C. McManus

SP5 Lawrence E. Blackman (Darlington, SC) USASTC, receives the first typhus shot administered by Hypospray Jet Injector at Fort Gordon. 08/26/1959.

That concludes this edition. The next edition will be hosted by Amanzimtoti on September 6th. Submit your blog articles to the next edition of SurgeXperiences using this submission form. Check out past and future editions here. Please contact blog carnival foubnder Jeffrey if you’d like to host and edition.

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