mistress of surgery
meghna (may+gnaa).
an infp indian
feminist med student who enjoys eating & drooling over fab clothes. aspiring neurosurgeon.

My heart wants roots. My mind wants wings. I cannot bear their bickerings.

—E. Y. Harburg    (via lucasta)
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Source: yama-bato
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I dreamed a thousand new paths. I woke and walked my old one.

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christinechronicles:

Heart tracings as Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin first walked on the moon on July 21, 1969, nearly 45 years ago while Michael Collins piloted Apollo 11. You can sense their excitement!

EVA = Extravehicular activity.
Credit to my dear friend and cardiology fellow, Naveed, for sharing this.

Track Name:Unknown Somebody Else (feat. Nicki Minaj)
Artist:Unknown Frank Ocean
Album:Unknown Somebody Else - Demo
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biomedicalephemera:

Acne Keloid

Keloid formed over bacterial acne, which likely would have cleared up on its own.

Keloidal scarring is sometimes idiopathic (with no known cause), but most of the time it’s due to contamination of the wound during the healing process. If an infection doesn’t develop, but the contamination is still present (like, say, if you worked in a coal mine, had dust over a particularly bad pimple, and rubbed it into the comedo accidentally), the body produces an excess of hypertrophied scar tissue, and creates a keloid. Unlike the acne pustules, keloids will not go away without surgical removal.

An Introduction to Dermatology. Norman Walker, 1911.

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Source: 13neighbors
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I was ready to love the whole world, but no one understood me, and I learned to hate.

—Mikhail Lermontov, A Hero of Our Time  (via bonhivers)

Last night just before 9pm, they sent us a warning over the phone that ‘We will bomb the hospital, so you need to evacuate. We insisted that we cannot leave the hospital. Our patients are, all of them, paralyzed, they’re unconscious. They’re unable to move, so we need to stay in this hospital…

But just few minutes after the call, shells start falling down on the hospital — the fourth floor, third floor, second floor. Smoke, fire, dust all over.

— Basman Alashi, executive director of Al-Wafa Hospital, the only rehabilitation hospital in Gaza and the West Bank. (via thepeoplesrecord)
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stunningpicture:

A nurse is looking for a vein on the hand of a premature baby.