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…

Monthly Medicine: The History of Tuberculosis

Hi all! Welcome, once more, to another post in our series entitled Monthly Medicine, in which we take a disease each month to focus our research, and present a few gruesome, grizzly, or ghastly little articles on the history or epidemiology of the disease. This month, we’ve chosen the history of tuberculosis, arguably one of the History…

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…