In this series of oil paintings, Nicholas Baxter inquires about the medicalization of modern society and draws parallels between religion and science and medicine.
You will feel like you do not belong. You will have moments when you question your choice to be here. You will feel incompetent. You will see, hear, and do things that will challenge yourself in this profession. Simply put, third year is hard. You will feel miserable. The year is a systematic destruction of the soul.
But in the end, you are rebuilt.
|—||A resident reflects on the process of third year. (via medicalstate)|
This image depicts the right side of a young girl’s face who was ill with what was determined to be an Echovirus type-9 infection.
Plate from De humani corporis fabrica libri septem, 1543 by Andreas Vesalius.
Paterson lamp treating cancer. Patient’s hand receives red light from a Paterson lamp during treatment for skin cancer. In 1996 the lamp, new to cancer therapy, has successfully treated 95 per cent of skin cancers in patient trials. The treatment known as photodynamic therapy (PDT), involves spreading a special cream on certain skin cancers which is taken up by the cancer cells. The lamp light then activates a drug in the cream which kills the cancer cells painlessly, without scarring. It is an improvement over certain lasers and is much cheaper. The Paterson lamp was invented by British researcher Dr Colin Whitehurst at the Paterson Institute in Manchester, England
Bone tissue. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of cancellous (spongy) bone. Bone tissue can be either cortical (compact) or cancellous. Cortical bone usually makes up the exterior of the bone, while cancellous bone is found in the interior. Cancellous bone is characterised by a honeycomb arrangement, comprising a network of trabeculae (rod-shaped) fibrous tissue. These structures provide support and strength to the bone. The spaces within this tissue contain bone marrow, a blood forming substance.
This 1969 photograph depicts a Nigerian male smallpox sufferer. The maculopapular rash is dispersed over the victim’s face, which displays numerous coalescent lesions; lesions are also visible on this patient’s arms and chest.
Morbid Curiosity: The Richard Harris Collection
Image of a 1 week old infant presented with erythema toxicum, which can sometimes be confused with “staphylococcal pustulosis”.