March 14, 2012 § 1 Comment
The pictures above and the following text are taken from the article “Aufgaben und Probleme der medizinischen Photographie” (Tasks and problems in medical photography) by Wolfgang Müller and Waldemar Wirth. The article was published in two parts in the February and April 1967 issues of Visum – Das medizinische Bildjournal (Visum – the medical visual journal). « Read the rest of this entry »
March 8, 2012 § Leave a comment
The paper “A Camera Support for Operating Theatre Videography”, authored by myself and professor Håvard E. Danielsen has been published in the current issue (Vol. 35, No. 1) of the Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine.
This is my first journal publication, so I’m very pleased to see it in print!
The online version of the paper can be found here (requires subscription). If you do not have institutional access or a subscription and would like to read the paper, please contact me and request a copy.
We describe the design, construction and evaluation of a custom-made camera support to gain better access for recording videos of open surgery.
January 28, 2011 § Leave a comment
January 18, 2011 § 2 Comments
From the March 1948 issue of Mechanix Illustrated:
Telescopes and mirror give many eyes a close-up view of a delicate cataract operation which heretofore could be observed by only one or two. It happened in Doctors’ Hospital, L. A.
I can’t help but think that they wrestled for the best places, and that those in front (who obviously won) must be orthopedists. Who else would have the muscle to subdue a whole gang of ophthalmologists? But then again, why are they interested in a cataract operation?
Hat tip to Modern Mechanix.
September 7, 2010 § 7 Comments
This photo of an operating theatre at Rikshospitalet national hospital ca. 1900 is one of my absolute favorites from our archives. Even though the lights are out and the room empty, there’s an intense atmosphere to it. You can almost see the surgeons and the eager students. The light falling on the wall, the wet floor and the wheeled table that’s slightly out of balance with the rest of the room. Very dramatic.
Wish I had more details about it, but even the photographer is unknown.
July 5, 2010 § 4 Comments
A man was sitting on a bench outside the hospital, chatting with a friend in the warm summer sun. He was wearing green scrubs, green shoes, surgical cap and a mask around his neck.
Although it’s explicitly stated in the hospital’s infection prevention guidelines that it’s forbidden to wear green scrubs outside the operating ward, it’s a common sight in the cafeteria, outpatient clinics and hallways. Even outside in the sun. Why? « Read the rest of this entry »
June 3, 2010 § 5 Comments
May 11, 2009 § 2 Comments
I read this interesting article by an American surgeon on getting used to cutting people, and it got me thinking of one of the most common reactions I get from non-medical colleagues and friends when talking about or showing my work: Don’t you get nauseated?
My office is the office closest to a door used by all the smokers in my department. I usually work with my door open, so whenever I’m editing and someone’s on their way to a smoke, there’s a lot of OMGs and yucks to be heard. A few are intrigued and stops for a while, but most rush past, making sure not to watch the computer screens. They cannot understand how I can stand working with this stuff. « Read the rest of this entry »
January 28, 2009 § Leave a comment
November 27, 2008 § 4 Comments
Found an old picture I made for a presentation a couple of years back. It strikes me now that the pictured scene is very bizarre. « Read the rest of this entry »