March 25, 2014
C and I: Professor M, look, there's our abducens nerve in the cavernous sinus, and there's our trochlear.
Prof. M: Oh, would you look at that. A thing of beauty is a joy forever.
March 20, 2014
Store and Remember

Store and Remember

March 5, 2014

moshita:

anatomical embroidery

Megan Canning

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December 5, 2013
medicalschool:

Victorian medical students learning anatomy in the cadaver lab

medicalschool:

Victorian medical students learning anatomy in the cadaver lab

December 2, 2013
Frank Netter, MD: The Michelangelo of Medicine

November 9, 2013
How to Study Gross Anatomy

  1. Drink coffee
  2. Read
  3. Write
  4. Draw, draw, draw
  5. Eat a cookie
  6. Repeat

October 29, 2013
Happy Halloween! Here’s a completely useless fact for ya. Source: The Anatomy Workbook by Stuart Porter

Happy Halloween! Here’s a completely useless fact for ya. Source: The Anatomy Workbook by Stuart Porter

September 25, 2013

irandommomentsdevida said: levator scapulae!!!!

September 18, 2013
"

Anyone heard of the thoracic outlet syndrome? Any athletes here? Footballers, drywallers? Any one ever break their clavicle?

*silence from class*

What a sissy class.

"

— Professor M

September 14, 2013
Palmaris Longus

Yesterday in anatomy lab we worked on finding the extrinsic finger flexor muscles and arteries. While dissecting the skin of the forearm of our cadaver, my partner and I rested her arm on the table, supinated and bent back at the elbow - and as I kept going, I put my palm on her palm to keep it down for a bit more support. 

After a few seconds, I realized, that a weird new vibe went through me. Not that initial feeling of fright, nervousness and anxiety I felt on the first day of lab, but one of mystery. This person here was once a living, breathing human just like us. She could have had a a family who loved her, children who looked up to her, and friends that admired her. And perhaps it was all gone in a second. Who knows.

I stopped and stared for a few seconds. “It’s like she’s holding my hand,” I said to my partner.

As if she was telling me thank you. This broad-minded person donated her body to science so that we medical students can learn. She was helping me advance my goal in becoming a physician. So that I can understand where the flexor carpi ulnaris inserts, and what the action of the palmaris longus is. She sacrificed her body and was perhaps thanking me for sacrificing my time here in a medical school far away from the things and people that I love. Another reminder that there are people that are looking up to me to finish what I started.

Thank you.

September 8, 2013

corncunt:

88floors:

Gadget Anatomy Arts by Mads Peitersen

This is fascinating

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March 24, 2013

November 4, 2012

discoverynews:

sagansense:

Heart of Glass: The Art of Medical Models

Gary Farlow can make art out of arteries. He and his team of 10 at Farlow’s Scientific Glassblowing are able to transform the body’s vasculature—and nearly all of its other parts—into an ornate borosilicate glass sculpture, from the heart’s ventricles to the brain’s circle of Willis. “We do almost every part of the body,” Farlow says. “It can take a pretty artistic mind to make some of these things.” With the help of cardiologists, the team creates custom see-through systems for science and medical training. Their anatomically correct models can be designed to simulate blood flow, teach placement of catheters and angioplasty devices, or simply test or demo new surgical gizmos. Individual arteries, veins, and capillaries are shaped and fused together, one at a time. Ground-glass joints are added at the exposed ends so a head, say, can be connected to the carotid arteries should customers want to expand their model. A full-body setup could cost $25,000, so don’t get any bright ideas about using one as a brandy decanter.

these would look absolutely stunning in my foyer*

*author’s note: i do not have a foyer.

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September 5, 2012
is that her femoral artery?

mylifeasamedstudent:

“Is that her femoral artery?”

 

I met my lover late one night,

Stethoscope on my chest, BP cuff on my right,

And as he held my hand, on his resident’s command,

He summoned up all his might -

 

“I’m a doctor-in-training”, he said,

Resting his body against my bed

“And is it too soon to make you swoon?

Because I know we’ve just met -

 

But you make my heart thump so hard

That cardiac arrest is on the cards,

Fast my blood flows for my soul knows

That true love has caught me off-guard.”

 

What was there to say but yes? 

To a lack of experience he had confessed,

Yet I was fine with the nerdy pick up lines

Because for me adoration he had professed -

  

But he’s rare with actual compliments

Instead choosing to thank my ‘rents

For their chromosomes, their centrosomes

…I think good will was meant?

 

And even when he finds the right words

It sounds completely absurd

To hear “My dear, your telomeres

They have never faltered!”

 

All my girlfriends think I’m single

Because I never bring him out to mingle -

He works long hours, rarely showers,

And in small talk, the only lingual

 

Skills he has pertain to nerves of the tongue,

And if there’s pathology he has the lungs

To speak and speak for a more than a week,

As if other meddies he were among!

 

Surgery sets his heart on fire

More than my wanton desire,

Causing a fuss with his bloodlust

Whenever I want my body admired,

 

So when he’s making love to me,

I know he’s thinking of anatomy

Not what goes where, or how he fares,

But is that her femoral artery?

 

 “Found it!” he cries instead of my name,

As if our activity is not a game

Of take-a-peek but hide-and-seek

Where physiology is the aim!

 

Still I know he’ll never cheat

Because he never has the time to meet

Another girl to take for a whirl,

And besides, I know I have them beat

 

With my ample mitochondria, cranial hypertrophy,

A million neurotransmitters and long phalanges -

Subcutaneous tissue, it’s never an issue;

So I’ll let him study our mutual biochemistry

 

Because he gives me atrial fibrillation,

Ventricular contractions and palpitations,

Every single date my muscles fasciculate,

Forever he’ll be my doctor, and I, his patient.

 

[An old poem I had lying around. It never fails to amuse me.]

August 30, 2012
laughingsquid:

Anatomical Macarons, Cookies Decorated as Organs & Body Parts

I wonder if the liver macoron tastes like bile… om nom nom

laughingsquid:

Anatomical Macarons, Cookies Decorated as Organs & Body Parts

I wonder if the liver macoron tastes like bile… om nom nom

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