April 27, 2012 § Leave a comment
2 cm candy brain specimen shot on a double glass plate.
Merry Esophageal Christmas
December 22, 2011 § Leave a comment
A case report in the latest issue of the Journal of the Norwegian Medical Association describes a 7-month-old boy who was admitted to hospital after problems with drooling, vomiting of any non-mashed food and laboured breathing. Thoracic CT revealed a star-shaped foreign body stuck in the esophageal wall (above). The foreign body was removed endoscopically and turned out to be an 18 mm large plastic star from a christmas decoration.
And with that story The Sterile Eye wish all readers and friends a merry christmas and a happy new year!
September 26, 2011 § Leave a comment
If you ever got your picture taken in school you will know that photographers who shoot people tend to stick with a set of jokes and phrases they know will get the photos they need every time. Wedding photographers know how to get the look they need from their couples and us medical photographers know how to make our patients relax. Did I say the jokes work every time? Well, almost. « Read the rest of this entry »
Summer of Love?
July 17, 2011 § Leave a comment
I’ll spend most of the summer away from internet connections, so there won’t be any posts for some weeks. Looking forward to spend long summer days with my two daughters, but as always the big question is: will this be a summer of sisterly love or hate? Have a good one :)
May 30, 2011 § 1 Comment
Left upper extremity found in the medical student’s practical skills center. Tip of thumb missing. Multiple flesh wounds, most of them sutured but none of them healed. « Read the rest of this entry »
An Old Joke
April 3, 2011 § Leave a comment
I like people who don’t take themselves too seriously. This guy with vasculitis in his big toe certainly didn’t. « Read the rest of this entry »
March 27, 2011 § 2 Comments
My three-year-old daughter wants to be a surgeon when she grows up. The question is: Would anyone trust her?
Don’t Light As Cartooned
January 20, 2011 § 2 Comments
Good lighting requires simplicity. The least number of lamps possible should be employed. The greatest intensity should be directed at or near the center of the area of interest. The major lighting recommendation is summarized in Figure 125.
From “Clinical Photography – A Kodak Data Book” © Eastman Kodak Company, 1972.
A Watch for the Blind
October 22, 2010 § 5 Comments
This is a pocket watch I’ve inherited after my great-grandfather. Working as a farmer on the northwest coast of Norway he injured one of his eyes while mending a wire fence. Some time later he injured the other eye in the exact same way, making him completely blind. The watch has no glass cover and the numbers are indicated with braille-like dots.
The blindness did not stop him from providing his family with an income. Although he couldn’t go on as a farmer, he started making a living as a cabinetmaker. He died a few years before I was born.
Larger and additional photos available on my Flickr page.