SurgeXperiences 304

August 23, 2009 § 2 Comments

Base Hospital #33. Portsmouth, England. Fractured jaw alignment and immoblization apparatus.

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.

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SurgeXperiences 304 – Call for Submissions

August 10, 2009 § 1 Comment

surgical_amphitheaterI’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!

SurgeXperiences 219

March 15, 2009 § 6 Comments

The hypophysis cerebri in position. Shown in sagittal section. Click to enlarge.

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 »

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:

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.

Check out SurgeXperiences 207

September 29, 2008 § 1 Comment

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.

SurgeXperiences 206

September 14, 2008 § 12 Comments



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.
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SurgeXperiences 206 – Call for submissions

September 1, 2008 § 3 Comments

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.

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