Merry Christmas!

December 24, 2009 § 1 Comment

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The Sterile Eye wishes everyone a merry christmas and a happy new year, with this photo of a christmas celebration at Innherred Hospital, Norway cirka 1920 (photo credit).

Second Blogiversary

November 11, 2009 § 7 Comments

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Hooray! The Sterile Eye has been around for two years today (photo credit). This week I’m also switching to my new job, so the next year in this blog’s existence will for sure be an exiting one. « Read the rest of this entry »

New Job

August 24, 2009 § 5 Comments

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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!

Summer Hibernation

June 15, 2009 § 1 Comment

hibernationI’m gradually slipping into blogging summer hibernation (photo credit). Vacation is drawing nearer, and I find myself spending more time outdoors than in front of screens. I suspect I’ll be posting very infrequently in June and July. Have a nice summer everyone!

“10 Gory Surgeries” Reviewed Part 2/2

April 17, 2009 § 3 Comments

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WIRED Science put up an article with “10 Gory Surgical Triumphs on YouTube”. Last week I posted a review of the first five of those videos. Here are my reviews of the last five. Enjoy! « Read the rest of this entry »

I’m on Twitter

March 17, 2009 § Leave a comment

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.

SurgeXperiences 219 – Call for submissions

February 27, 2009 § 1 Comment

surgexperiencesI’ll have the honor of hosting SurgeXperiences for the fourth time on Sunday, March 15th. SurgeXperiences is the one and only blog carnival collecting blog posts on all things surgical.

Please send me your posts via this form by Friday, March 13th.

Suggested theme:

anatomy
noun (pl. anatomies)
1. the branch of science concerned with the bodily structure of humans, animals, and other living organisms, especially as revealed by dissection and the separation of parts.
2. a study of the structure or internal workings of something: a detailed anatomy of a society and its institutions.
– origin late Middle English: from Old French anatomie or late Latin anatomia, from Greek, from ana- ‘up’ + tomia ‘cutting’ (from temnein ‘to cut’).

– Oxford English Dictionary

Edition 218 will be up at scanman’s notes on March 1st.

Vote for the 2008 Medical Blog Awards

January 5, 2009 § Leave a comment

Medical Blog AwardsThe Sterile Eye didn’t make it to the finals of the 2008 Medical Blog Awards, but some of my favorite blogs did:

Notes of an Anesthesioboist, other things amanzi, Reflections in a Head Mirror (all in the “Best literary medical weblog” category) and scan man’s notes (“Best clinical sciences weblog”).

Please head over to award host medgadget.com and cast your votes! The polls are open from Tuesday, January 6th, and will close 12 midnight on Sunday, January 18 (EST).

Norwegian doctor in Gaza: – We’re wading in blood

January 4, 2009 § 23 Comments

NORWAC 2009.

Prof. Mads Gilbert in Gaza. Photo: NORWAC 2009.

They bombed the central vegetable market in Gaza City two hours ago. 80 injured, 20 killed. All was brought here to Shifa [Hospital]. Hades! We’re wading in death, blood and amputees. Many children. Pregnant woman. I’ve never experienced anything this horrible. We’re hearing tanks now. Tell it, pass it on, shout it. DO SOMETHING! DO MORE! We’re living in the history books now, all of us!

Mads Gilbert
3.1.09 13:50
Gaza, Palestine

This is a text message (my translation) sent from the Norwegian anesthesiologist and professor in emergency medicine Mads Gilbert to the Norwegian media. Gilbert and surgeon Erik Fosse are currently the only European health care workers on the Gaza Strip. « Read the rest of this entry »

Medical Blog Awards nomination

January 1, 2009 § 5 Comments

Medical Blog AwardsJust discovered that I’ve been nominated for the 2008 Medical Blog Awards in the “Best Medical Technologies/Informatics” category. An honor indeed.

The finalists are announced on Monday, January 5th. The polls will then be open from Tuesday, January 6th, 2009 and will close 12 midnight on Sunday, January 18, 2009 (EST).

Finally, the winners will be announced on Friday, January 23, 2009.

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