Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shout Outs

Amanda Brown, DVM is the host for this week’s Grand Rounds! You can read this week’s edition here (photo credit).

I'd like to welcome you all to the Thanksgiving 2010 edition of Grand Rounds (ok, actually this is Grand Rounds Vol. 7, No. 9 - but who's counting?) - it is VERY gratifying to me that so many of you have contributed, offered support, and generally welcomed me into this traditionally human-only medical blog carnival. At this time of year, I always stop and think about what I'm thankful for, and this year I'd say the medical blogging community is definitely on my list. And the office call drinking game! That, and Starbucks, of course. Triple grande nonfat latte FTW! Oh. Um. Sorry, I got a little carried away. I'm also incredibly grateful that my clinic microscope got tuned up today - I may actually have let the Nikon tech see me do the happy dance, in fact. So...anyway... Here we go!

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MedGadget is hosting a new contest:   Imagine Medicine: The Photography / Photoshop Contest

…………Welcome to the Imagine Medicine contest!

We are looking for fascinating medical photography that... imagines medicine.

Nothing is off the table: portraits, group shots, happy shots, tragic shots, clinical shots, photoshop illustrations, macro, micro, and anything in between. Can you imagine medicine, showcase it as art, and make us wonder?

Here's the lowdown. The contest is open to all. Upload your photograph(s) to Flickr, and tag them with "imaginemedicine" and "medgadget" keywords. Make sure you add at least one sentence describing your work. The deadline for submissions is 11:59pm ET on December 5, 2010. The winner will be announced on December 10th and the prize is a brand new 16GB iPad with Wi-Fi. ………

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I wish I could go see this exhibit of work from Street Anatomy at the International Museum of Surgical Science in Chicago, IL.  Initially, the exhibit was to run from September 3 through November 19, 2010, but has been extended to December 19th!  Congratulations, Vanessa! (photo/info credit)

  ………This exhibition, the latest in the Museum's ongoing "Anatomy in the Gallery" program, is guest curated by Vanessa Ruiz, the author of a popular niche blog, www.streetanatomy.com, that has covered the intersections between medicine, art, and design for the past two and a half years……

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Via tweeter: RT @blogborygmi RT @poisonreview: Did astronomer Tycho Brahe die of mercury poisoning or voluntary urinary retention? http://bbc.in/cfoRxU

BBC News article: Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe exhumed to solve mystery

Tycho Brahe was a Danish nobleman who served as royal mathematician to the Bohemian Emperor Rudolf II.

He was thought to have died of a bladder infection, but a previous exhumation found traces of mercury in his hair.

A team of Danish and Czech scientists hope to solve the mystery by analysing bone, hair and clothing samples. ……

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My siblings and I are very different.  I have always been fascinated and sometimes befuddled by this.  It’s probably why I enjoyed this piece on NPR by Alix Spiegel:  Siblings Share Genes, But Rarely Personalities

…………In fact, in terms of personality, we are similar to our siblings only about 20 percent of the time. Given the fact that we share genes, homes, routines and parents, this makes no sense. What makes children in the same family so different?…………

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I’m hoping to attend with a couple of friends --  Arkansas Women Bloggers Meetup Scheduled! (photo credit)

 

When: December 11, 2010 11am-1pm

Where: Museum of Discovery @ 500 President Clinton Avenue

Why: Meet other bloggers and help decide future activities/goals for AWB

We will keep you updated with event details as we pull them together.  

To RSVP, you can leave a comment on this post.  If you're on Facebook, you can RSVP and invite friends at the event page. You can also RSVP by emailing us at arkansasbloggers@gmail.com.

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The Alliance for American Quilts received 118 quilts for it’s “New from Old Quilt Contest Contest.” You can see all the quilts here. My entry was “Label Me” and is included in this weeks quilts being auctioned off.

Click on an auction week below to view or download an auction guide for that week.

Week Four: Monday, Nov. 29-Monday, Dec. 6

The bidding for each quilt will start at $50 and each 7-day auction week starts and ends at 9:00 pm Eastern.

All proceeds will support the AAQ and its projects.

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There does not seem to be any Dr Anonymous’ show scheduled for this week. 

You may want to listen to the shows in his Archives. Here are some to get you started:

GruntDoc, Sid Schwab, Dr. Val, Kevin MD, Rural Doctoring, Emergiblog, Crzegrl, Dr. Wes, TBTAM, Gwenn O'Keeffe, Bongi, Paul Levy, John Halamka, and ScanMan

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