March 4, 2013 § Leave a comment
In the documentary she will delve into anatomical specimen collections, so important to the development of modern surgery, in an effort to find out who all these specimens came from. Who were these people?
If you, like me, love medical history, head over to the Indiegogo campaign pages and donate! There are lots of goodies waiting for you depending on the amount you choose to donate, and if you donate before March 9th you’ll even enter a draw.
October 9, 2012 § 4 Comments
Rasmus has been in and out of the hospital for as long as I can remember. He’s kind of large for a rodent, he doesn’t say much, but he’s a likable fellow. For the last three years I have photographed him in all around the hospital, but the doctors don’t seem to find out what’s wrong with him. He’s had blood tests, bone scintigraphy and a PET-scan. He’s had a cardiac catheterization and high-dose chemotherapy. A few months ago he even underwent craniofacial surgery. What’s even worse is he’ll probably have to go through a bunch of other procedures in the years to come, and no one will get any wiser.
If it wasn’t for the fact that Rasmus (“mus” means mouse in Norwegian) is Oslo University Hospital’s mascot for children, and the star of numerous info leaflets, I’d be really worried.
To see larger photos with captions, go to my Flickr page.
August 17, 2012 § 1 Comment
The last year I’ve ventured into the domain of medical illustration. I’ve used Adobe Illustrator for different purposes for many years, but when I was asked to illustrate a case report on the repair of a chronic posterior sternoclavicular dislocation, I jumped on the opportunity to get to know the tools better.
I am a trained photographer, and by no means an accomplished medical illustrator, but I’ve been able to expand upon the client’s ideas and provide them with functional schematic illustrations. In pre-digital times our department had several illustrators on the staff, but that was over fifteen years ago. I’m glad we can provide some level of service in this field again. There’s certainly no less demand for it.
For larger images and captions, visit my Flickr page.
January 3, 2012 § Leave a comment
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!
July 9, 2011 § 6 Comments
Last Friday night at a quarter to midnight, the blood bank called me and asked if I could donate blood the next morning. Fresh blood was needed for a critically ill child, I had the right blood type and I was scheduled to donate on Monday anyway. So Saturday morning I put my four-year-old daughter in the car and turned up at the blood bank at 07:45. « Read the rest of this entry »
October 3, 2010 § 1 Comment
The National Museum of Medicine was established as recently as 2001, with the first permanent exhibition opening in 2003. Although the exhibitions are very interesting, the museum still has some distance to cover to become a national museum. « Read the rest of this entry »
September 20, 2010 § 2 Comments
A career in fashion photography seems to be the dream of a lot of young photographers these days. In medical photography however, you won’t find much glamour or glitz, but a lot of real people with real problems. « Read the rest of this entry »
August 27, 2010 § 6 Comments
About a year ago I was contacted by Penny Oliver, a reader of this blog who presented herself as a studio artist who concentrated her energies on anatomical and histological paintings. She wrote:
Your line of work is one of the resources that keeps me going! Without the documentation of surgical procedures and the study of tissues, I would have a hard time doing what I do.
Medical photography as a basis for art! I decided to ask this interesting artist for an interview, and here it is. « Read the rest of this entry »