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. Beautiful. (via Street Anatomy)
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From the always-excellent Street Anatomy, here are some artistic, and provocative, anti-smoking advertisements.
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.
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.