History of Women’s Health: Maternal Mortality

Hello avid readers of this little blog, and welcome to another article and hopefully the start of a new segment. I have a very keen interest in Obstetrics and Gynaecology, and as such have decided to compliment my study with learning about the history of this incredibly rewarding and interesting field of medicine. So without…

When Patients Die

Death is a part of life. A corny way to start an article, but still true nonetheless. This is especially true when one is in the medical field; whether it be a dramatic “Code Blue ED” or a casual mention of little Betty in bed 123 passing in the night, we are all exposed to…

Famous Faces: Ignaz Semmelweis

     It seems like common sense nowadays to wash our hands; after the toilet, before and after eating, after blowing our noses, and especially all throughout the day when you are in the medical field. The “5 Moments of Hand Hygiene” is drilled into us from the first day, and the little pink tubs…

A Brief History of Transplantation

     To celebrate the beginning of DonateLife Week we here at bloodbonesandbodies have decided to do what we do best; provide you with some historical knowledge bombshells to wow your friends and impress your colleagues! This is an incentive by the DonateLife organisation and helps raise awareness around the benefits of choosing to be…

The Stonewall Riots

The Stonewall Riots are considered one of the most influential, revolutionary, and inspiring events of the 20th century. But, this incredible event has often been omitted from the history textbooks and general society (albeit from one modern film that had major details either missing or changed). What were the Stonewall Riots? Why did they occur?…

Diagnose This #23

Hey guys, and welcome back to Diagnose This! So sorry that we have not been posting the past couple of weeks; exams and other commitments called our attentions elsewhere. Now, the answers to last week’s questions: Spontaneous (Primary) Pneumothorax Pulmonary TB Osler’s nodes, Janeway’s lesions, and splinter haemorrhages. Tricuspid valve Autoimmune Haemolytic Anaemia For acute…

Diagnose This #22

Howdy friends, and welcome back to Diagnose This! So sorry for the late post, had a touch of gastro over the week that needed my full attention and dedication to beat into submission. Now then, here we are on the final post about the man with the abdo pain and somewhat seedy history overseas. The…

Diagnose This #21

Hey guys, and welcome back to Diagnose This! Hope your week was a fruitful and thoroughly enjoyable one 🙂 Differentials for this guy are pretty much the Hepatitis viruses, as his travel overseas, lack of immunisation, and potentially unsafe sexual encounters are all major risk factors. Any others that you may think of? We had…

Diagnose This #20

Hey guys, and welcome back to Diagnose This! Sorry for the late post, we have had some technical difficulties getting this one done :(. Anyways, to last week’s case. Here is what we were wanting from the history: Alex Jones, 59 year old male, works as a gardener. He has presented to the GP with…

Diagnose This #19

Hey guys, welcome back to Diagnose This! This has been an intense week of MCRs, study, and crying at babies in the nursery so let’s get straight into it! Last week we were introduced to the 37 year old female in her 28th week of pregnancy presenting with hypertension and a headache. Her urine dipstick…

Diagnose This #18

Hey guys, and welcome back to another installment of Diagnose This; the game that teaches as well as providing you with a much needed break from the textbooks. Last week we were introduced to the gentleman with the tearing chest pain; a lot of people have been messaging us and yes, this is an aortic…