Category: medicine

Those Yellow Gowns Are Hurting Patients — Let’s Reevaluate Contact Precautions for VRE and MRSA

We all hate them, so why do we still torture ourselves and our patients with those dumb yellow isolation gowns? 

from ZDoggMD

A Man Mistakenly Drank A Lava Lamp — This is what happened to his Kidneys

from chubbyemu


World’s Foremost Bedpan Collector Celebrates Objects Most People Pooh-Pooh

The Texas Vampires

from Rare Earth


A hand-colored aquatint of the anatomical theatre at the University of Cambridge, drawn by August Charles Pugin and engraved by J.D. Stadler, 1815. (Via the Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine)

Handmade medical-themed chess set, made from clay and wood, c. late 20th century. 


“Blue colored glass eyes from Queen & Co. Oculists & Opticians of Philadelphia.” 1891. 

Huntington Library

Dr. C. J. Imperatori Treatment and Diagnostic Unit,” or medical cabinet, circa 1940s.

Hemorrhoid surgery, circa 1200 AD.

Happy Valentine’s Day!  Be safe out there… <3

Getting It On: The Covert History of the American Condom