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Genetics explained! [da]

onsdag den 15. maj 2013

Genetics explained

How to side the fibula using just the shaft [da]

lørdag den 13. april 2013

Correct identification of the fibula can be tricky. These notes by slipstreamborne might provide some help in case of confusion:

Ah, the fibula. Wonkiest of the long bones. I could never side the fuckers without extensive consultation of my osteo notes or keep the proximal and distal ends straight until a TA of mine showed me this trick, which has the awesome benefit of working both with whole fibulae and any shaft fragment (!!!!!!!) that includes part of the distal third or so of the shaft. AND you can do it by touch, which is a double bonus if you’re more tactile and shape oriented in your siding like me. AND IT WORKS UPSIDE DOWN, so you’re not completely fucked if you can’t figure out which end is up.


Okay, see that diagonal line there on the lateral view on the right? And how it defines a roughly triangular surface of bone just proximal to the distal end? That is the triangular subcutaneous area of the fibula and it is your new best friend.


(See T.D. White knows what I’m talking about.)

The key point here is that this very rough right triangle tapers towards the same direction that the bone is from. Just follow it with your eyes or your fingers, base to top. This one is a right, so it points up and to the right.




And if you have the bone upside down, you can still follow that diagonal line from the base to the top and it will point towards the side the bone is from.


So even if you have a professor who likes to hide bits of bones in boxes and make you identify and side them without looking, FEAR THE FIBULA NOT! Go forth and side it like a champ.

Source: slipstreamborne

Making sense of the British mess! [en]

mandag den 1. april 2013

Some wisdom from Marcus Aurelius [en]

lørdag den 30. marts 2013

Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth.

Marcus Aurelius, Meditations

The Persevering Surgeon [da]

tirsdag den 26. marts 2013

Thomas Rowlandson (1756–1827): The Persevering Surgeon

The notion that the anatomist/surgeon never gives up is presented in Rowlandson’s drawing The Perserving Surgeon. Here the practioner is dissecting a female cadaver. His lascivious expression and raised phallic scalpel whilst thus ‘ravishing’ the body in his possesion again expresses prevalent ideas as to the activities of these gentlemen. Rowlandson cannot be absolved from the accusation of using such naked female bodies for the purpose of voyeurism and, in some instances, for pornography. The articulated human and animal skeletons, bottles of specimens, and tub for entrails in this print complete the recognisable venue.

Source: Fiona Haslam: From Hogarth to Rowlandson: Medicine in Art in Eighteenth-Century Britain (Liverpool University Press, 1996)

Putting things in perspective [en]

onsdag den 20. marts 2013

A different view on Lance Armstrong’s use of drugs 😉

I love realism! [en]

søndag den 17. marts 2013


søndag den 17. marts 2013

Chinese man keeps himself alive for 13 years with HOMEMADE dialysis machine

Three times a week, Hu Songwen sits on a small toilet in his home in a rural east China town and fires up his homemade dialysis machine.

Hu, who suffers from kidney disease, made it from kitchen utensils and old medical instruments after he could no long afford hospital fees.

‘The cost for each home treatment is only 60 yuan (£6), which is 12 per cent of the hospital charge for dialysis,’ Hu said.

Via Jay Parkinson


søndag den 17. marts 2013

Colored x-ray of a full-term fetus in breech position


søndag den 10. marts 2013

This should keep you busy for a while - a bunch of interesting links via theolduvaigorge:

Open sources for age determination of human skeletal remains:

Age estimation of children from prehistoric Southeast Asia: are the dental formation methods used appropriate?

Variability of the Pattern of Aging on the Human Skeleton: Evidence from Bone Indicators and Implications on Age at Death Estimation

Age Estimation From the Auricular Surface of the Ilium: A Revised Method

Estimation of Age in Adolescents—The Basilar Synchondrosis

Three Dimensional Quantitative Analyses of Human Pubic Symphyseal Morphology: Can Current Limitations of Skeletal Aging Methods Be Resolved

Juvenile ageing methods in the Caribbean archipelago

The Coronal Pulp Cavity Index: A Forensic Tool for Age Determination in Human Adult

Estimating age at death of humans from toothwear

Sex Differences and Aging of the Vertebral Column

Forensic aspects of foetal and neonatal skeletons

Quantitative analyses of human pubic symphyseal morphology using three dimensional data: the potential utility for aging adult human skeletons

A Bayesian Approach to the Estimation of the Age of Humans from Tooth Development and Wear