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Friday, May 27, 2011

Medicine Video Lectures

Hey everyone, this month I have a bunch of medicine video lectures.

They include: Sugar effects on the body. Lobotomy. Kidney selling in poor countries. Visual histology. Cure for color blindness. An interactive video game for labeling human bones. Dissection videos. Medicine in Austria. Fats and health.

Sugar Effects on the Body

Lecture description:
Robert H. Lustig, MD, UCSF Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Endocrinology, explores the damage caused by sugary foods. He argues that fructose (too much) and fiber (not enough) appear to be cornerstones of the obesity epidemic through their effects on insulin.

The Lobotomist

Video description:
In the 1940s Dr. Walter Freeman gained fame for perfecting the lobotomy, then hailed as a miracle cure for the severely mentally ill. But within a few years, lobotomy was labeled one of the most barbaric mistakes of modern medicine.

Visual Histology

Visual material includes:
Cell and Molecular Biology Lessons: Staining and Microscopy, Epithelium, Connective Tissue, Bone and Cartilage, Skin and Oral Cavity, Organelles, Cytoskeletom.
Host Defense Lessons: Bone Marrow and Hemopoiesis, Lymphoid Tissues and Organs.
Function of the Human Body Lessons: Neural Tissue, Muscle, Blood and Capillaries, Cardiovascular System, Respiratory Tract, Renal, Gastrointestinal Tract, Gastrointestinal Mucosa and Cells, Liver, Salivary Glands and Pancreas, Endocrine Glands, Male Reproductive Tract, Female Reproductive Tract.

Iran Kidney Bargain Sale

Video film description:
This film follows young Iranians through the organ trade process; from first encounter to kidney removal. With an official kidney referral agency as the backdrop, Iran Kidney Bargain Sale follows young Iranians through the organ trade process: from their first encounter to surgery and kidney removal.

Cure for colour blindness

Video description:
Scientists say they are a step closer to curing colour blindness using gene therapy.

Bone Anatomy Labeling Game

Game description:
Use this game to easier learn the names of all bone components in all body parts.

Cadaver Dissection Videos

Videos include:
Skin. Subcutaneous tissue. Back muscles. Vertebrae. Spinal cord. Meninges. Anterior body wall. Lungs. Pleural sacs. Heart. Pericardial sac. Posterior thoracic wall. Peritoneal cavity. Mesenteries. Inguinal region. Joints. Leg. Foot. Hip. Thigh. Muscles. Vessels. Nerves. Forearm. Hand. Upper extremities. Shoulder. Arm. Axillary. Fossa. Limbs. Nasal cavity. Sinuses. Pterygopalatine fossa. Larynx. Ear. Orbit. Mouth. Cervical joints. Cranial contents. Brain. Deep neck. Superficial neck. Superficial face. Pelvic outlets. Male and female genitals. Infratempral fossa. Split pelvis. Abdominal autonomics. Urogential. Diaphragm. Gastrointestinal tract. Abdominal organs.

The Intersection of Anthropology and Medicine in Austria

Lecture description:
In this fascinating lecture, the Natural History Museum in Vienna's Maria Teschler-Nicola explores the points of convergence between Austrian anthropological and medical traditions between 1850 and 1920. Investigating a largely neglected period dominated by physicians, anatomists, pathologists, and geologists and their respective research interests, this lecture focusses on the lives and achievements of various key figures such as Ferdinand v. Hochstetter and the anatomist Carl Toldt who promoted the young physician Rudolf Poech. Poech, a member of the team the Academy of Sciences sent to study the 1897 plague outbreak in India, was also an early supporter of a "modern biology" that increasingly centred on hereditary theories, an approach he explored through numerous research projects on both European as well as non-European populations.

Big Fat Lies

Video lecture description:
Gary Taubes, an award-winning writer for Science, the New York Times Magazine and other publications, came to Stevens to discuss his controversial new bestseller, Good Calories, Bad Calories which argues that much of what we have been told about the relationship between body weight, diet and exercise is wrong.

I hope medicine students find this material useful. It was even interesting for me.

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