There's something strangely disturbing about the anatomical imagining of cute Hello Kitty's insides. What would dissecting Hello Kitty look like? What would dissecting Hello Kitty look like? (via Street Anatomy and Dr. Romanelli)

Happy Halloween, courtesy of an inpatient unit with entirely too much time on their hands. Hospital IV infused Halloween pumpkin (via Dr. Wes)

Concept photos imagines what hospital life would be like if IV bags were trendy. A designer IV bag makes a hospital fashion statement Reminds me of the custom teddy bear blood transfusion bag that I saw earlier this year. A designer IV bag makes a hospital fashion statement (via Better Health and Medgadget)

There have been various theories about the sudden death of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, including, poisoning, syphilis, kidney failure, and even Henoch–Schönlein purpura. How did Mozart die, and was a strep infection involved? But, in a fascinating article from the Annals of Internal Medicine, researchers have suggested a simpler explanation: streptococcal infection. Deaths in Vienna during the winter of 1791 were analyzed, and it was found that, "Tuberculosis and related conditions ...

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Here are three cardiac surgery simulations that will bring out the inner heart surgeon in all of us. The first is the most intense, complete with a dramatic background heartbeat. It's Virtual Open Heart Surgery: Online cardiac surgery simulations for aspiring heart surgeons For something more cheery and less scary, you can try this Heart Operation simulation from the UK: Online cardiac surgery simulations for aspiring heart surgeons
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I used to play the violin, and was a member of Boston's medical professional-based Longwood Symphony Orchestra. So, naturally, ads like these from the Zurich Chamber Orchestra, which capture the intersection between classical music and medicine, catch my eye. Images that capture the essence of both medicine and music Images that capture the essence of both medicine and music Beautiful. (via Street Anatomy)

ER, homeopathy style

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From the always-excellent Street Anatomy, here are some artistic, and provocative, anti-smoking advertisements. Smoking cessation ads as art Smoking cessation ads as art Smoking cessation ads as art

Good stuff from Dr. Val over at Better Health with her regularly featured medical cartoon. It's also somewhat sobering, as I'm sure the thought has crossed the mind of more than a few doctors. Id rather play a doctor on TV

A bizarrely morbid slide show of radiology images showing various patients impaled by foreign objects. If you need more reasons to be wary of nail guns, fishing spears, keys, or knives, look no further. Gratuitous and grisly x ray images Gratuitous and grisly x ray images Gratuitous and grisly x ray images Gratuitous and grisly x ray images
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