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    Aniscoria is having pupils of two different sizes. It can be genetic, a sign of a disease, or from an injury. David Bowie's permanently dilated pupil was caused by a punch to the eye. Judd Hirsch is another celebrity with this trait.

    Using one's own finger to replace their nose. ~ A facial reconstruction technique used during WWI & WWII. Caption reads: "Rhinoplasty. Loss of nose due to an injury, and replacement by a finger in 1880. Surgery by Dr. E. Hart, photo by OG Mason, both of Bellevue Hospital, NY." via Otis Historical Archives of the National Museum of Health and Medicine, in Washington DC on flickr.

    Isaac W Sprague (1841-1887), Living Skeleton. He was normal until age 12, when he started to lose weight. By age 44 he was 5'6'' and weighed only 43 lbs. He was examined by many eminent physicians who gave no diagnosis other than a general wasting syndrome. He ate as much as 2 normal sized men and carried a flask of sweetened milk to revive himself when he felt faint. He married twice and had 3 average sized sons. He died at age 46 after working in sideshows since he was 24.

    Decorticate posturing (decorticate response, decorticate rigidity, flexor posturing, mummy baby). Arms flexed, or bent inward on the chest, hands are clenched into fists, and the legs extended & feet turned inward. Decerebrate posturing (decerebrate response, decerebrate rigidity, or extensor posturing). It exhibits extension of the upper extremities in response to external stimuli. In decerebrate posturing, the head is arched back, the arms are extended by the sides, and the legs are extended.

    Location of Spinal Cord Injuries

    An extremely odd and creepy museum found in Paris is filled with real-life examples of medical abnormalities. The Musee Dupuytren was opened in 1835 by a celebrated Parisian anatomist and surgeon who collected diseased and malformed fetuses, skeletons, and human organs. This ghastly collection, which contains 6,000 items, includes liquid filled jars containing deformed human body parts, conjoined twins, and babies that were born with exposed internal organs. Etc.

    Pretty kitty.

    Remember this when you hear people talk abut the good old days...

    Pulmonary Embolism. Most are caused by a blood clot (loosened thrombus), but could be of different origin: fat, amniotic fluid, air, tumor, foreign material, septic, or parasitic. 1:13 patients who develop a PE die. In a healthy person, it takes 50% impairment of a vessel before dangerously high pulmonary arterial pressure develops. Can be treated with reduced exertion, heparin (to reduce likelihood of subsequent clots), and thrombolytics (in specific circumstances)

    Nursing Uniform ca. 1910

    Reference guide for dermatology - describing a 'rash'

    Interesting! If your Left Brain had an arm wrestling contest with your Right Brain, who would win? Believe it or not, the answer to this question is important to your academic success. There is a big difference in how you learn and process information, depending on which side of your brain is the strongest – or dominant – side.

    Recessive/Dominant Trait activity

    Liothyronine is a form of thyroid hormone used to treat hypothyroidism and myxedema coma. It is marketed as the sodium salt under the brand name Cytomel.[3] Liothyronine is the most potent form of thyroid hormone. Chemically, it is nearly identical to triiodothyronine (T3). As such, it acts on the body to increase the basal metabolic rate, effect protein synthesis and increase the body's sensitivity to catecholamines (such as adrenaline) by permissiveness.

    Monster Genetics: Traits, Heredity, and Fun...ALL IN ONE!

    Behind the Scenes of ‘Forever’ with Ioan Gruffudd, Judd Hirsch and Alana De La Garza

    A fairly somber faced young Edwardian era nurse posing for a studio portrait. I like the tools (scissors, etc) tucked in her waistband - very clever. #Edwardian #1900s #nurse #vintage #hospital #portrait