Thom Atkinson - 18th-century Medical Artifacts (from the Wellcome Collection, London)
1. Phrenological Heads
2. Case of Glass Eyes
3. Amputation Saws
4. Assorted Syringes
5. Sir Hiram Maxim’s Pipe of Peace
6. Medicine Chest
"This video shows a rabbit heart that has been kept beating outside of the body in a nutrient and oxygen-rich solution. The new cardiac device — a thin, stretchable membrane imprinted with a spider-web-like network of sensors and electrodes — is custom-designed to fit over the heart and contract and expand with it as it beats."
Steven McGaughey, first featured here with his Gastric Subway illustration, has been hard at work on a new website for medical students. A primer to the residency journey, he and his fiancée have worked over the last few months compiling information and useful resources for the application, the interviews, and the match. Check it out.
Harry Potter locations
10 Year Old Cat Huck Finn Helps Heal Sick Portland Kids
Huck Finn, a 10 year old tabby cat, does the rounds at Doernbecher Children’s Hospital helping sick children get better and bringing comfort and smiles to the little patients. Huck pops into their room and lies down next to them, purring away.
Via Love Meow
This is so awesome!
8-bit version of why’d you only call me when you’re high?
The structures of sensory organs, Sigismond Laskowski.
Particularly interesting are figures XI, containing the spiral cochlea, and IV, a cross-section of the eye and optic nerve.
It’s a bit like flashcards on steroids.
When we read, our eyes move across a page or a screen to digest the words. All of that eye movement slows us down, but a new technology called Spritz claims to have figured out a way to turn us into speed-readers. By flashing words onto a single point on a screen, much like watching TV, Spritz says it will double your reading speed.