Archive for ‘medical’

May 21, 2019

There wasn’t enough room with the stick up there already

by allthoughtswork

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April 16, 2019

3D printed cast you can get wet

by allthoughtswork

This super-cool equipment needs to be the default cast option for everybody.

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February 27, 2019

One-Liner Wednesday — #6

by allthoughtswork

“Drug companies are a bit like high school boyfriends: They’re much more concerned about getting inside you than being effective once they’re in there.”

— John Oliver

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February 16, 2019

Chemist invented ibuprofen to cure his hangover

by allthoughtswork

Dr Stewart Adams

Ever have to report to work with a raging hangover pounding in your head? Dr. Stewart Adams was due to give a speech that way so he popped 600 mg of his own invention and the rest is history. 

Dr. Adams passed last month. Let us all bow our pain-free heads in silent thanks, then test that stuff on vodka tonics.

January 9, 2019

Medical Cock-Up

by duncanr

a doctor’s poor handwriting led to a woman presenting with a dry eye being given erectile dysfunction cream Vitaros instead of ocular lubricant Vita-Pos – [wonder if her eyes came out on stalks?]

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October 16, 2018

The Good Old Days . . .

by duncanr

weren’t so good if you were in danger of drowning and the doctor’s idea of resuscitating you was to blow tobacco smoke up your arse – http://tinyurl.com/y8onzzck

October 13, 2018

Disgusting, hilarious, and informative, all at once

by allthoughtswork

September 11, 2018

Treating Hysterical Women

by duncanr

if one is to believe movie-makers, women are prone to ‘go to pieces’ in stressful situations – becoming hysterical

the approved method to treat such hysteria and bring the woman back to her senses – get her to snap out of it – is a kindly, well-meaning slap to the face

this scene from “Airplane’ parodies this common practice

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before slapping the woman became the customary form of ‘treatment’ for hysteria, the practice favoured by doctors was to bring the woman to orgasm by fingering her clitoris

such was the number of . . .

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March 24, 2018

Just the tip of the sticky iceberg

by allthoughtswork

post5 this shit persists today lipid hypothesis low fat diets

The whole reason “low fat” is considered healthy today and not “low sugar” or “low carb” is due to a little fucker named Ancel Keys….

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March 10, 2018

It’s just a flesh wound

by allthoughtswork

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