When Albert Einstein died, his final words died with him. The nurse at his side didn’t understand German.
Army medical drawing from the NLM NIH collection. From 1830.
The human brain and spinal nerves
Insert completely necessary Flying Spaghetti Monster comment.
For some reason this reminded me of R.L. Stine. Also, Haruki Murakami has a twitter, where all he does is quote about spaghetti. He should see this.
I hope this works, and this wont be the first of my cheesy chemistry gifs.
I didn’t just spend my evening doing this.
A simple technique dramatically improved the memory recall of Harvard Medical School students. Try it for yourself!
Turning a medical student into a doctor takes a whole lot of knowledge. B. Price Kerfoot, an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School, was frustrated at how much knowledge his students seemed to forget over the course of their education. He suspected this was because they engaged in what he calls “binge and purge” learning: They stuffed themselves full of facts and then spewed them out at test time. Research in cognitive science shows that this is a very poor way to retain information, as Kerfoot discovered when he went looking in the academic literature for answers. But he also stumbled upon a method that really is effective, called spaced repetition. Kerfoot devised a simple digital tool to make engaging in spaced repetition almost effortless. In more than two dozen studies published over the past five years, he has demonstrated that spaced repetition works, increasing knowledge retention by up to 50 percent. And Kerfoot’s method is easily adapted by anyone who needs to learn and remember, not just those pursuing MDs.
Also just a bit of advice for exams - it always helps to study as if your exam is all essays, instead of multiple choice. Studies have shown that students who study for essay exams do much better, and remember more.
Scan Your Food For Bacteria With Your Cell Phone
Have you ever been tempted to order steak tartare but decided against it for fear of getting sick? This little cell phone scanner can take a look at it for you and let you know if it does in fact harbor any E. coli bacteria.(Details) www.neverfail.co
— Benedict Cumberbatch on “My Cultural Life” for Harper’s Bazaar (via ohheytherehi)
We all know laughter is the best medicine.
Happy 369th Birthday Sir Newton!
Here’s a list of the 19-year-old Sir Isaac Newton’s list of sins.
The writings of both Herman Melville and Nathaniel Hawthorne were influenced and shaped by their personal experiences and interests. Topics surrounding science and medicine were just as influential upon these two prolific writers as political and social issues. Philip Sandblom explains this phenomenon with a profound statement in Creativity and Disease: “Whatever the source of creativity, art is always founded on experience; one cannot create from nothing” (11). Melville ranges from the intricate details of surgical procedures to the psychological effects of illness or injury. Hawthorne’s literature depicting science (or pseudoscience), medicine, or illness tends to focus on the human touch and the sin of violating another human being’s soul with few technical details.
Cover page for Andreas Vesalius’s De Humani Corporis Fabrica
As the list of physicians writing fiction today grows longer, one can’t help but wonder if it’s just a coincidence or if there is a strong connection between the two professions.
Science and writing are not exactly the North Pole and South Pole as some may believe. It may sound really weird at first, someone majoring in biology and English, but it’s totally normal! And oh so wonderful.
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