"Vegetables are all your body needs." Brilliant ad from the International Vegetarian Union. A cauliflower lung, and a ginger belly (via Movin' Meat and Laughing Squid)

Have you ever wanted your Lego bricks to undergo a CT scan? Well, wonder no more. Someone did it. What Lego would look like in a CT scan What Lego would look like in a CT scan What Lego would look like in a CT scan From the commentary: "This is a volume rendering based on the axial scan. Note that the density of the bricks is different for each ...

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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

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