August 23, 2009 §
Base Hospital #33. Portsmouth, England. Fractured jaw alignment and immoblization apparatus.
Welcome to edition 304 of SurgeXperiences, the one and only biweekly collection of surgery-related blog posts.
The pictures in this edition are all from the US National Museum of Health & Medicine’s collection of public domain photographs, available at Flickr. Click on the pictures for larger versions.
Hope you enjoy both the pictures and the posts! « Read the rest of this entry »
August 10, 2009 §
I’m hosting the biweekly surgical blogcarnival SurgeXperiences on 23 August. Suggested theme this time around is “History” (photo credit). Please send in your posts by 21 August via this form.
Edition 303 is up now at Dr. Bruce Campbell’s Reflections in a Head Mirror blog. Be sure to check it out!
March 15, 2009 §
The hypophysis cerebri in position. Shown in sagittal section. Click to enlarge.
Welcome to edition 219 of SurgeXperiences, the one and only blog carnival dedicated to surgery! I suggested “anatomy” as the theme for this edition, and anatomy you’ll get. Gray’s Anatomy.
Now there’s a lot of really impressing and advanced medical illustrations available to students of anatomy and medicine today. But nothing appeals to me like the simple and effective lithographs that accompanied the early editions of the tome of anatomical knowledge that is Gray’s Anatomy. The 1918 edition is in the public domain, and is available in its entirety online. All illustrations here, relating to the submitted posts, are taken from this edition. So once again I present you with a very visual edition. Hope you enjoy it! « Read the rest of this entry »
February 27, 2009 §
I’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.
→ 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.
September 29, 2008 §
The 7th edition of season two of SurgeXperiences is up at Buckeye Surgeon, the blog of American general surgeon Jeffrey Parks.
SurgeXperiences is a biweekly blog carnival, collecting the best of the surgical department of the medical blogosphere. Check out season 1 here. Read this if you would like to host an edition (highly recommended! I’ve hosted three editions myself).
The next edition will be up on October 12th. No host announced yet. Submit your posts here.
SurgeXperiences ambigram created with Ambigram.Matic. Thanks to T for the tip.
September 14, 2008 §
Welcome to the 6th edition of season 2 of SurgeXperiences, the one and only surgical blog carnival. It’s my third time hosting this, and it’s been a very interesting each time. I initially came up with the theme “visuals” for this edition. But as the submissions started to flood my inbox, I soon abandoned it. So although I provide you with some visuals, the blogging this time is too diverse to box in.
The images in this edition are all microscopic photos of stained histologic sections and cytologic smears of different types of cancer. In all its horror, even cancer can at some level be beautiful. This edition of SurgeXperiences presents posts on both the beauty and horrors of the surgical world.
« Read the rest of this entry »
September 1, 2008 §
Heart-lung machine in use during cardiac surgery.
On Sunday, September 14th I’ll be hosting the one and only surgical blog carnival SurgeXperiences for the third time. SurgeXperiences is a biweekly carnival collecting the best of blog post related to surgery (photo credit).
The theme for this edition will be “Visuals”. Interpret it as you like. All posts will be accepted. Start writing and submit your posts here by Friday, September 12th.
The current edition, called “Evidence”, is up at Scalpel’s Edge. Check out the schedule for season 2, and the season 1 archive.
June 22, 2008 §
Photo by Christophe MOUSTIER.
Edition 124 of SurgeXperiences, the one and only surgical blog carnival, is up at Notes of an Anesthesioboist.
This is the last edition of the first season of this truly unique biweekly collection of blog post related to surgery. The season finale brilliantly sums up the great variation of subjects and writing styles SurgeXperienes collects. Be sure to check it out!
All 24 editions of the first season are collected here. If you’d like to host an edition, contact carnival founder Jeffrey. He will also be hosting the first edition of season 2, on July 6th at his great blog Monash Medical Student.
May 26, 2008 §
The 22nd edition of SurgeXperiences is up at The Paper Mask, the blog of Australian surgeon Sheepish.
Sheepish offers a good tip:
My tip – never let a sound recordist into your theatre, and if they do, insist that they remove that hairy dog from their microphone, unless you are happy for your patient to have their wound infected with bizarre and rare bacteria or fungi.
I couldn’t agree more. A zeppelin shotgun mic (as they’re called) with a windscreen is the exact opposite of clean. They start to smell after being used for a while, and I never heard of a windscreen being washed. A windscreen should, however, be totally unnecessary in an OR, where there’s usually no wind.
SurgeXperiences is a biweekly blog carnival, collecting the best of the surgical department of the medical blogosphere. Check out the back catalogue here. Read this if you would like to host an edition (highly recommended! I’ve hosted two editions myself).
The next edition will be up at Israeli anesthesiologist QuietusLeo’s blog The Sandman, on June 8th. He’s chosen the theme “The Philosophical side of Medicine” and is looking for some introspective blogging. Submit your posts here.
May 11, 2008 §
Welcome to the 21st edition of SurgeXperiences – the one and only surgical blog carnival – collecting the best from the surgical department of the medical blogosphere. I chose to call this edition “Tools of the Trade”. So what are those tools, and what exactly is the trade? I think the great variety of posts collected here shed some light on the many challenges encountered by surgical people everyday, and the different instruments – be they of steel or grey matter – utilized to overcome them.
As I am no ancient mariner, I won’t attempt to rhyme. But as recent studies show that a picture says exactly the same as 1014 words, I’ll stick with what I know – visuals. I’ve decorated this edition with some photos I’ve taken of aesthetic surgical instruments. Enjoy. « Read the rest of this entry »