Monthly Medicine: The History of The Bubonic Plague

Hi all, And welcome to yet another post in our Monthly Medicine series, in which we take a different disease every month and examine the gruesome details in a series of themed posts. This month, we’ve chosen the Bubonic Plague, a disease that has amassed a huge amount of historical infamy throughout the ages and still bears…

Monthly Medicine #4

Hi all, We had to take a break from the Monthly Medicine series due to a number of factors, the least of which being my moving out and heading back to university, but we’re pleased to announce that we’re back! And, we’ve got a particularly gruesome disease for this coming month, as bloodbonesandbodies delves into…

Monthly Medicine #3

Hi all! Welcome to yet another post in our Monthly Medicine series, in which we take a disease or ailment every month as a focus point for our posts. This month, we have decided to take the theme of the ‘Spanish Flu’ or ‘Spanish Influenza’, the disease behind of one of the largest pandemic crises in…

Monthly Medicine #2

Hi all, Firstly, apologies for the large gap between posts here from me (Dan), I can assure you that all is well here at bloodbonesandbodies HQ! Long story short, my time on exchange to Australia is coming to an end, resulting in my having to move out of my home, and move into an entirely…

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 #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…

Monthly Medicine: The History of Cholera

Hi all! Welcome to the first post in our Monthly Medicine series, in which we take a new disease every week and produce content surrounding the myths and mysteries of the history, science, and medicine of the disease! This month, as promised, we’re looking at Cholera and the history and medicine of this particularly dangerous…

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…

Announcing: Monthly Medicine!

Hey all! We here at bloodbonesandbodies are pleased to announce a new thing that we are going to be doing on this here blog! In short, we have decided that each month we are going to be taking a disease and using it as the theme for the month, allowing us to focus some of our articles,…

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…

Diagnose This #17

Hey guys, and welcome back to Diagnose This! Been another hectic week, so let’s get straight to it: The type of kidney condition occurring in this patient is a nephrotic syndrome, shown by the oedema and massive proteinuria. The rare condition causing this is amyloidosis; the deposition of amyloid proteins either systemically or in various organs…

Diagnose This #16

Hey friends, and welcome back to the 16th installment of Diagnose This! So sorry that it is a bit late, but this weekend has been hectic. So yeah, sorry just have to deal with it. Okay, so last week was the incredibly worrying case of the little girl with the rash and deteriorating condition. The…