Tapping the Internal Jargon Vein

August 31, 2009 § 2 Comments

All professions and work places develop a certain jargon (photo credit) that tends to be unintelligible to an outsider. For the last four years I’ve been working on a online resource for cancer treatment. If a anyone would happen to stumble into one of our editorial meetings, they would most likely have been shocked by the seemingly sleazy chatter. « Read the rest of this entry »

New Job

August 24, 2009 § 5 Comments


As the Oncolex project now is finished, after 4 years of exciting work, I’ve been keeping my eyes open for job openings.

This week I got a job I’ve applied for and wanted badly! So from November I’ll be working as a medical photographer at the University of Oslo’s Faculty of Medicine.

I’m looking forward to broadening my scope, working with other diagnoses than cancer, new colleagues and a new location. This of course also means lots of new raw material for the blog!

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! « Read the rest of this entry »

Image Brightness Analysis

August 18, 2009 § 6 Comments


Block brightness analysis of the stoma photo below.

This summer I read Michael Freeman’s excellent book “Perfect Exposure” on the basic, yet complex issue of exposure in photography. In the book Freeman uses a neat technique to analyze the brightness distribution of his photos. I’ve tried analyzing some of my own photos the same way here. « Read the rest of this entry »

Living for a Suture

August 11, 2009 § 4 Comments


This weekend I did something I seldom do. I sewed a large patch on one of my jackets (photo credit). Over 500 stitches by hand. And while I was sewing I thought about suturing. « Read the rest of this entry »

SurgeXperiences 304 – Call for Submissions

August 10, 2009 § 1 Comment

surgical_amphitheaterI’m hosting the biweekly surgical blogcarnival SurgeXperiences on 23 August. Suggested theme this time around is “History” (photo credit). Please send in your posts by 21 August via this form.

Edition 303 is up now at Dr. Bruce Campbell’s Reflections in a Head Mirror blog. Be sure to check it out!

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