March 27, 2009 §
A gastroenterologist watching the monitors during an ERCP.
A video I’ve made of endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) was published on www.oncolex.org yesterday. This is an endoscopic procedure used both for diagnosis and treatment of pancreatic-, gallbladder- and bile duct cancer. « Read the rest of this entry »
March 25, 2009 §
An endoscopic ultrasound probe is used to map the blood vessels.
A video I’ve made of a laparoscopic liver resection was published on www.oncolex.no last week. « Read the rest of this entry »
March 24, 2009 §
This is a randomly picked video from the search result for “surgery” on YouTube. A nice enough run-through of a gastric bypass, but what’s with the cheesy background music? Did the guy record his voice overs in an hotel elevator? « Read the rest of this entry »
March 19, 2009 §
Operation for hernia, Walter Reed Hospital, showing motion picture camera in action, 1918. (Creative Commons).
The National Museum of Health and Medicine (run by the US Army) are making a selection of their vast archive of military medical photos available on Flickr. Almost 800 photos are currenly uploaded, all with a Creative Commons License.
Head archivist Mike Rhode revealed the museum’s excellent policy in this statement to Wire:
“You pay taxes. These are your pictures,” Rhode said. “You should be able to see them”.
Also check out the museum’s unofficial blog A Repository for Bottled Monsters.
March 17, 2009 §
I’ve finally succumbed and signed up with Twitter. I don’t know how much I’ll be using it, but it might be a good place to post interesting items and thoughts that doesn’t quite deserve a blog post.
If you want to hear me tweet, go to http://twitter.com/sterileeye.
March 15, 2009 §
The hypophysis cerebri in position. Shown in sagittal section. Click to enlarge.
Welcome to edition 219 of SurgeXperiences, the one and only blog carnival dedicated to surgery! I suggested “anatomy” as the theme for this edition, and anatomy you’ll get. Gray’s Anatomy.
Now there’s a lot of really impressing and advanced medical illustrations available to students of anatomy and medicine today. But nothing appeals to me like the simple and effective lithographs that accompanied the early editions of the tome of anatomical knowledge that is Gray’s Anatomy. The 1918 edition is in the public domain, and is available in its entirety online. All illustrations here, relating to the submitted posts, are taken from this edition. So once again I present you with a very visual edition. Hope you enjoy it! « Read the rest of this entry »
March 6, 2009 §
The pebbed glass door panel is lettered in flaked black paint: “Øystein Horgmo…Anatomical Investigations”. It is a reasonably shabby door at the end of a shabby corridor in the sort of building that was new about the year all-tile bathroom became the basis of civilization. The door is locked, but next to it is another door with the same legend which is not locked. Come on in – there’s nobody in here but me and a few volumes of Sobotta and Gray’s. « Read the rest of this entry »