Pianist Facing The Riot Police: Demonstration in Kiev, Ukraine [en]

20. februar 2014

Pianist Facing The Riot Police: Demonstration in Kiev, Ukraine

It is so horrible what is going on in Ukraine right now. This image is from Dec 7, when still nobody could imagine the blood and violence that now fills up the streets of Kiev.

Source: @StankoNastya

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At bøde med sin hals [en]

18. januar 2014

Denne forelæsning ved Jesper Lier Boldsen og Peter Mygind Leth handler om dødsstraffens historie i Danmark fra arkæologiske fund af henrettede mennesker over Struenses henrettelse på Øster Fælled i 1772 til den foreløbigt sidste henrettelse af Ib Birkedal Hansen i 1950. Både dødsstraffens kulturhistorie, psykologiske aspekter og læsionspatologien vil blive berørt.

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Tertiary syphilitic ulceration of the scalp [en]

3. december 2013
Tertiary syphilitic ulceration of the scalp Tertiary syphilitic ulceration of the scalp

Black and white photographs of the head of a man aged 39 years, who had contracted syphilis 12 years previously. Photographs shows a view of the patient's head showing the tertiary syphilitic ulceration of the scalp. 15 Mar 1894

Credit: St Bartholomew's Hospital Archives & Museum, Wellcome Images

Via thechirurgeonsapprentice

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No Money and In Pain, Chinese Man Saws Off Own Leg at Home [en]

11. oktober 2013

A metal saw, a small fruit knife, and a back-scratcher wrapped with a towel. 47-year-old Zheng Yanliang used these three simple tools and sawed off his entire right leg, which was suffering some strange ailment, at home on his bed. He bit off four molars enduring the pain. Today, the same strange ailment spreads pitilessly on his left leg. Zheng Yanliang hopes that kind-hearted people can give help, cure the strange disease that torments him, and provide him with a prosthetic limb so that he can once again support his wife and daughter.

Read the whole story here

See also Huffington Post for more pics

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Toothworms [en]

11. oktober 2013

Toothworms

An 18th century hand-illustrated page from an Ottoman Turk dental book showing a molar infected with toothworms. As early as Babylonian times and lasting well into the eighteenth century, it was thought that a toothache was caused by worms. (The theory was disproved by Jacob Christian Schaffer in 1757.) These worms were depicted in art as dwelling with the demons of Hell and feeding upon the sinners. In a cavity on one side of the bisected tooth, Lucifer watches as two worms devour and entrap their victims. In the other half of the tooth, demons lord over a collection of human skulls.

Via Moshita

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Fracture of a single bone trabeculum in osteoporosis [en]

11. oktober 2013

Fracture of a single bone trabeculum in osteoporosis (16x).

By Michael J. Klein, M.D., Department of Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York.

Source: www.microscopyu.com

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UBUNTU [en]

7. oktober 2013

An anthropologist proposed a game to the kids in an African tribe. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told the kids that who ever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: ”UBUNTU, how can one of us be happy if all the other ones are sad?” ‘UBUNTU’ in the Xhosa culture means: “I am because we are”

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Skeletal Creatures Carved From Everyday Objects [en]

6. oktober 2013

What once were doors, rolling pins, coat hangers, and picture frames are now the skeletal remains of vertebrates. Montreal-based artist Maskull Lasserre brings these objects to life- or perhaps death. By carefully carving into the wooden surfaces that we commonly overlook in our everyday environments, Lasserre reveals a deeper world inside. For the month of December until January 19, 2013, his woodworkings were exhibited as a set called Fable in Toronto’s Centre Space gallery. Click on the link to read his philosophical artist statement for Fable and stay tuned after the jump to watch his interview.

According to Lasserre:

The history of these well worn things holds the potential for surprising outcomes. The jeopardy, animation, delicacy and decay, that has slept in the wood through all its prior use and purpose is revealed through my work. My hope is not to illustrate the details of incidental carved motifs, but to reveal the mystery, and the potential for risk and wonder that waits in the untouched wood.”

See more work by Maskull Lasserre in the portfolio on his website.

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The diagnosis and context of a facial deformity from an Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Spofforth, North Yorkshire [en]

29. september 2013

The diagnosis and context of a facial deformity from an Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Spofforth, North Yorkshire by Elizabeth Craig-Atkins and Geoff Craig. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd (2012)

Abstract
An individual aged between 6 and 7 years at death from a 7th to 9th century cemetery at Village Farm, Spofforth, North Yorkshire, presented significant pathological swelling to the left facial bones. The ectocranial surface was bulbous and uneven, and the expanded diploë was densely packed with a mass of thick trabeculae. Radiographic and histological analysis, in combination with the macroscopically observed pathological changes, supported the differential diagnosis of fibrous dysplasia. The skeletal changes to the left face and jaw would have resulted in a significant facial deformity. Examples of individuals with physical impairments or disfigurements from Anglo-Saxon cemeteries are rare.

Nevertheless, it seems that a significant proportion are afforded unusual burial practices more often associated with deviancy, for example, at the edge of cemeteries or on a reversed orientation, seemingly indicating that their diminished physical capabilities or altered physical appearance had a detrimental effect on their social status. The child from Spofforth was, however, buried in a normative manner, extended, supine and in a plain earth-cut grave, with no indication that their facial deformity had prompted unusual funerary provision. This example of facial disfigurement contributes to a growing corpus of potentially disabled individuals from early medieval England.

Click here to read this article from the International Journal of Osteoarchaeology

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Macabre public health campain [en]

29. september 2013

Advertisement for Atabrine, anti-malaria drug, in Papua, New Guinea during WWII.

Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mepacrine

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