Magician David Blaine's lecture from TEDMED 2009, describing what it took for him to hold his breath for 17 minutes.
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"Vegetables are all your body needs."
Brilliant ad from the International Vegetarian Union.
(via Movin' Meat and Laughing Squid)
There's something strangely disturbing about the anatomical imagining of cute Hello Kitty's insides.
(via Street Anatomy and Dr. Romanelli)
Happy Halloween, courtesy of an inpatient unit with entirely too much time on their hands.
(via Dr. Wes)
Concept photos imagines what hospital life would be like if IV bags were trendy.
Reminds me of the custom teddy bear blood transfusion bag that I saw earlier this year.
(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.
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 ...
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:
For something more cheery and less scary, you can try this Heart Operation simulation from the UK:
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.
(via Street Anatomy)
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(via Dr. Val)