This blog is my journal in terms of med school. My name is Camille and I want to become a surgeon. If you have any questions, ask away, I'll happily reply! Much love.
spectacularuniverse:

This anatomical wax model shows the internal organs in a female torso and head, including the lungs, liver, stomach, kidneys and intestines. Complete with the veins and arteries, the heart is entirely removable. The figure was made by Francesco Calenzuoli (1796-1821), an Italian model maker renowned for his attention to detail. Wax models were used for teaching anatomy to medical students because they made it possible to pick out and emphasise specific features of the body, making their structure and function easier to understand. This made them especially useful at a time when few bodies were available for dissection. The model was donated by the Department of Human Anatomy at the University of Oxford.
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spectacularuniverse:

This anatomical wax model shows the internal organs in a female torso and head, including the lungs, liver, stomach, kidneys and intestines. Complete with the veins and arteries, the heart is entirely removable. 

The figure was made by Francesco Calenzuoli (1796-1821), an Italian model maker renowned for his attention to detail. Wax models were used for teaching anatomy to medical students because they made it possible to pick out and emphasise specific features of the body, making their structure and function easier to understand. 

This made them especially useful at a time when few bodies were available for dissection. The model was donated by the Department of Human Anatomy at the University of Oxford.

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Sunday, June 29, 2014
scienceyoucanlove:

This is what a human heart looks from the inside! It is a complex and truly ingenious biological machine with its own engine (cardiac muscle cells), cables (sinoatrial node, atrioventricular node etc.), valves (heart valves) and pipes (aorta, pulmonary veins) Image byUniversity of Washington
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Beauty.

scienceyoucanlove:

This is what a human heart looks from the inside! It is a complex and truly ingenious biological machine with its own engine (cardiac muscle cells), cables (sinoatrial node, atrioventricular node etc.), valves (heart valves) and pipes (aorta, pulmonary veins) 

Image by
University of Washington

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Beauty.

Wednesday, June 25, 2014

neuromorphogenesis:

Language and Your Brain

For centuries, researchers have studied the brain to find exactly where mechanisms for producing and interpreting language reside. Theories abound on how humans acquire new languages and how our developing brains learn to process languages.

By Voxy.

Super interesting. Brains are endlessly fascinating.

jewsee-medicalstudent:

When Neuroscience becomes art.


Neuroanatomy and neuroscience were never so interesting, especially when you don’t have to “visualize” them on an atlas, but you can admire their beauty and perfect organization in an Asian sumi-e style.

These paintings represent, in order:

  • Synaptogenesis - Formation of synapses between neurons, cells electrically excitable, that allows information’s transmission.
  • Hippocampus - Important part of the limbic system, correlated to the consolidation of information from short-term memory to long-term memory. In Alzheimer’s disease, it is the main region of the brain to suffer damage and waste.
  • Retina - A light-sensitive layer of the eye, with neurons interconnected by synapses.
  • Cortex - The outer surface layer of the cerebrum, composed of gray matter. It is so advanced in humans that it is organized in “gyri”, achieving maximum mass with minimum volume. Cortex develops memoryattention, thoughtlanguage and consciousness.
  • Neurons.

Neuroscience art is realized by Greg Dunn.

Photos Source: http://www.gregadunn.com/.

Post written by jewsee-medicalstudent.

science-junkie:

50 Incredible Facts About Skin

Did you know that your skin is considered an organ? Or that every 28 days the skin renews itself? These fact and more can be found on the 50 Incredible Facts About Skin infographic brought to you by Beautyflash. You can learn general facts about the skin as well as what you need to keep healthy skin.

Pretty cool, but let me say that my microbiology professor would not be amused to see a Staphylococcus aureus drawn that way ; )

Guys, guess what? I’m on a holiday! For the next month or so I’ll just lay around and sleep like a baby, except not really because med students never rest.
I am starting my internship August 1st, but until then I want to study a bit of internal medicine just for fun, hahah. And physiology. And genetics. Yup, big plans for only a month, but I can learn on my own time which is always better.
Did you sit any exams lately? I know I have and I’m super proud I aced my neuroanatomy exam. Seriously, I’m stoked. I learned it so naturally, I basically love it forever. What’s your favourite anatomy bit? Let me know.

Lots of love,
Camille

Saturday, May 17, 2014

dieselotherapy:

Cannulate…. if you can. 

Tuesday, April 22, 2014
emt-monster:

nurse-on-duty:

Ectopia cordis

It’s a congenital malformation in which the heart is abnormally located either partially or totally outside of the thorax. The ectopic heart can be found along a spectrum of anatomical locations, including the neck, chest, or abdomen. In most cases, the heart protrudes outside the chest through a split sternum

emt-monster:

nurse-on-duty:

Ectopia cordis

It’s a congenital malformation in which the heart is abnormally located either partially or totally outside of the thorax. The ectopic heart can be found along a spectrum of anatomical locations, including the neck, chest, or abdomen. In most cases, the heart protrudes outside the chest through a split sternum

Sunday, April 20, 2014
scienceyoucanlove:

The cervical spinal cordBy removing the rear arches of the neck (cervical) vertebra and the fibrous covering (dura) over the spinal cord one sees the cervical spinal cord and its nerves. The blood vessels nourishing the cord and vertebral column and the origin of the cord from the brain are clearly shown.Read more: http://bit.ly/1le0rnD
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scienceyoucanlove:

The cervical spinal cord

By removing the rear arches of the neck (cervical) vertebra and the fibrous covering (dura) over the spinal cord one sees the cervical spinal cord and its nerves. The blood vessels nourishing the cord and vertebral column and the origin of the cord from the brain are clearly shown.

Read more: http://bit.ly/1le0rnD

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