A gold cast of a bovine heart, revealing the intricacies of the vessels supplying the underlying muscles.
Gunther von Hagens.
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"You don’t have a soul. You are a soul. You have a body." - C.S. Lewis
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Shut the fuck up about vaccinations. Not everyone has to have them, not everyone believes in them. Uneducated fuck.
You know, my homie and secret best friend Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best….
This isn’t an issue of belief or should even be up for discussion. It’s not a debate- like gravity or that the Earth revolves around the Sun isn’t up for debate. It’s a fact, whether or not you like it. Sorry bro.
And any ‘educated fuck’ knows that vaccines are necessary and everyone who can have them should have them.
Have a lovely day, sugar.
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Clarification re: gunners, grades, and a culture of hard work
Making good grades, working hard, and studying do not make you a gunner. Those things make you a successful student and are the qualities that get you in and through med school. Everyone who expects to do well in their studies should adopt those qualities.
To say that you can be a good doctor…
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How to deal with patients with difficult personalities
We’ve all seen patients whose personalities grate on our nerves or even outright infuriate us. Someone recently asked me how to deal with difficult patients, but I lost their question. So how do you get through a tough patient encounter in such a manner as to maintain your…
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Barbara McClintock (1902-1992) in 1944 became the third woman elected to the Academy. In the 1940s and 1950s McClintock’s work on the cytogenetics of maize led her to theorize that genes are transposable — they can move around — on and between chromosomes. McClintock drew this inference by observing changing patterns of coloration in maize kernels over generations of controlled crosses. The idea that genes could move did not seem to fit with what was then known about genes, but improved molecular techniques of the late 1970s and early 1980s allowed other scientists to confirm her discovery, and consequently she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1983. This made McClintock the first American woman to win an unshared Nobel. McClintock was born in Hartford, CT, and obtained her undergraduate and doctoral degrees at Cornell University’s College of Agriculture. From 1931-1933 she was supported by a fellowship from the National Research Council; from 1941until her death she worked at the Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory in New York. Among the many honors awarded her was the National Medal of Science, the US government’s highest science award, which she received in 1970.
She’s one of my all-time favorite science stars!
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The 12 Hour Shift
Soooooo true. Especially night shift.
i used to work 7pm-7am - it felt exactly like this, majority of the time at least
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