Is the Tide Changing?

September 13, 2011 § 1 Comment

Photo by Robert Peinert © All rights reserved.

Guest post by Robert Peinert

Over the last several years, as I continue to do research for various projects, I’ve read about a growing number of Medical Photography Departments that are shutting their doors or changing their focus. Private hospitals, public community-based hospitals, and even several university-based hospitals have closed their photography and media departments in recent years. Costs and hospital/departmental needs are among the top reasons, however a more reoccurring reason is the growth of technology.

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Viking Surgery

June 15, 2010 § 2 Comments

Copyright © Photographic & Video Services, University of Oslo. Permission required for reproduction or display.

While searching through our archive for a photo of an artificial heart valve, I found this rendition of what surgery could have been like in the viking age. Love that surgical mask detail. Nurse! Axe!

Be Quick or Be Dead

January 22, 2010 § 2 Comments

Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

I’m used to being an annoyance. In my previous job I was working on a project where we should document all kinds of cancer treatment, from biopsies to surgery. We would decide that we needed to make a video of some operation, and then had to go find a surgeon who would agree to take me along. We always found one, but they didn’t always come easy. « Read the rest of this entry »

Kids Love Buttons

December 7, 2009 § 3 Comments


One of the most fun and challenging parts of my new job is photographing infants. I used to only work with cancer, and few children, so shooting toddlers with less serious conditions is a very positive experience. Even though the kids themselves are not always that positive (photo credit). « Read the rest of this entry »

Framectomy

November 26, 2009 § 4 Comments

The instruments of a framectomy. Photo by Øystein Horgmo © All rights reserved.

One of the first days in my new job, I found myself using the scalpel and artery forceps to free some old photos from their pathologic frames. « Read the rest of this entry »

Top 50 Surgical Blogs

June 9, 2009 § Leave a comment

Check out iScrub’s comprehensive list of the top 50 surgical blogs. I feel honored to be included in this company!

1800s Surgical Kit Explained

May 21, 2009 § 1 Comment

unboxing1Head over to MedGadget to see what’s hiding in this 19th century surgical kit. A fascinating look at pre-anesthesia surgery with Dr. Laurie Slater, editor of medical antiques website Phisick.

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