SurgeXperiences – Tools of the trade

April 28, 2008 § 4 Comments

I’ll have the honor of hosting SurgeXperiences again on May 11th. SurgeXperiences is a biweekly blog carnival that rounds up the best of the surgical department of the medical blogosphere.

Hosting after the outstanding job Sid Schwab did, will surely be, as we say in Norway, like jumping after Wirkola, but a little challenge is always nice.

Unlike last time, I thought I’d go for a themed edition this time around. And the theme will be: Tools of the trade. Nuff said. The rest is up to you.

Please submit your posts by May 9th here.

Photo © Roy McMahon/Corbis

SurgeXperiences 120 & Cabinet of Curiosities

April 28, 2008 § Leave a comment

The twentieth edition of SurgeXperiences – the one and only surgical blog carnival – is up at one of the most successful and well-written surgical blogs of them all, Sid Schwab’s Surgeonsblog.

He’s actually accompanied every submitted post with a limerick of it’s own. Here is his rhyme about my post Hand in gloves:

This article sends out the love
To surgeons who don double gloves.
It’s not that it’s dumb
But my hands feel numb;
I say “no” ‘less there’s cameras above.

Brilliant! And I’m hosting the next edition. Call for submissions will be up soon.

Another post of mine, Paean to the pean, is featured in a carnival I’ve never heard of before. It’s called Cabinet of Curiosities, and the current edition is hosted by the blog Bioephemera. According to carnival founder Tim it’s:

(…) the blog carnival that celebrates the stories behind the notable stuff that clutters up our lives and living spaces, and most especially those oddities of natural history, relics of bygone days, mementos, talismans, specimens and ephemera that you and I have kept for all these years.

Nice carnival. Check it out!

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April 12, 2008 § Leave a comment

Edition 119 of SurgeXperiences – the one and only (I think) surgical blog carnival – is up at Marianas Eye.

I don’t know if it’s a sterile eye, but it nonetheless belongs to eye surgeon David Khorram, a native of Saipan, and a guy with a great sense of humor. The comments to his edition of surgeXperiences are very funny. Here’s what he said about my post “Yo mammae”:

“I was filming a nipple reconstruction…” Thus begins a “Tale of Two… ” um, no, I’m not going to say it… thus begins a tale by Norwegian surgical videographer, The Sterile Eye, who presents Yo mammae! That sentence is sure to become a classic in medical blogging literature. I give Sterile Eye the “Call me Ishmael” Award (which I just created) for week’s best opening sentence of a Carnival post.

You should also check out his thoughts on irritated eyes. Great stuff!

Edition 120 will be hosted by none other than Dr Sid Schwab of Surgeonsblog, on April 27.

SurgeXperiences archive and schedule can be found here. Please consider hosting an edition.

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March 30, 2008 § Leave a comment

OpNotes.com

Edition 118 of SurgeXperiences – the biweekly surgical blog carnival – is up at OpNotes.

SurgeXperiences collects the most interesting and compelling posts from the surgical department of the medical blogosphere.

OpNotes is a blog featuring informal discussions about new procedures, products, and ideas in the operating room.

All previous editions of SurgeXperiences can be found here.

If your blog touches on surgery in any way, you should absolutely consider hosting an edition. Here’s how.

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March 16, 2008 § 3 Comments

Flannel quilt (R.L. Bates)

Edition 117 of SurgeXperiences – the blog carnival of all things surgical – is up at one of my favorite blogs, Suture for a Living.

This fortnight’s edition is especially rich in content, ranging from stories of resuscitation to anatomical street art.

Suture for a Living is the blog of Ramona L. Bates, plastic surgeon and quilter. As she says: “I may ‘suture for a living’, but I ‘live to sew’.” I always thought embroidering would be the perfect hobby for a surgeon. I was almost right. Dr. Bates’ blog contains insightful and educational posts from the wide field of plastic surgery. Be sure to check it out!

All previous editions of SurgeXperiences can be found here.

Please consider heeding the call for hosts.

The next edition of SurgeXperiences is hosted at OpNotes on March 30th.

Check out SurgeXperiences 116

March 2, 2008 § 1 Comment

Suture Needle

Edition 116 of SurgeXperiences – the blog carnival of all things surgical – is up at Other Things Amanzi.

Once again it collects some of the most interesting and compelling stories from the surgical department of the medical blogosphere. While your there, be sure to check out the rest of general surgeon bongi’s great blog.

The Surgexperiences back catalogue can be found here.

Check out the call for hosts and contact carnival founder Jeff if you’re ready.

Check out SurgeXperiences 115

February 17, 2008 § Leave a comment

Filming Herniorrhaphy, Walter Reed Army Hospital, 1918Edition 115 of SurgeXperiences – the blog carnival of all things surgical – is up at Made A Difference For That One.

The theme is “Full Metal Scalpel: The love-hate relationship between surgery and war,” and it is – as always – packed with interesting posts.

Also interesting are the pictures featured. They’re all from the National Museum of Health and Medicine exhibit “Battlefield Medicine 101: From the Civil War to Vietnam”. Visit their photo gallery for more great pictures.

Please consider heeding the call for hosts.

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February 3, 2008 § Leave a comment

Where Do We Come From?

SurgeXperiences 114 is up at Notes of an Anesthesioboist.

Check out this excellent edition which chronicles nothing less than were we come from, who we are and were we’re going. Impressive!

Edition 115 will be hosted at Made A Difference on February 17th. Send in your posts now! You should also consider hosting an edition yourself.

Check out SurgeXperiences 113

January 20, 2008 § Leave a comment

Historical picture from an OR

SurgeXperiences 113 is up at Counting Sheep, the brilliant blog of an anesthetist nurse.

Check it out for some interesting tales of after hours surgery, accompanied by historical photos from the OR.

Edition 114 will be hosted by Anesthesioboist on February 3rd. Send in your posts now! You should also consider hosting an edition yourself.

SurgeXperiences 112

January 6, 2008 § 12 Comments

Welcome to the 12th edition of the one and only surgical blog carnival. Your guide to brilliant surgical blogging around the web.

Surgeon and nurse exchanging glances

Being a non-surgeon I find it truly a privilege to be hosting the first edition of SurgeXperiences in 2008. Take some time to enjoy this varied buffet of blogging, sprinkled with some photos of mine.

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