Truman was classified as a “lonely child,” and before he even entered formal schooling, he used that loneliness (along with his obvious smarts) to teach himself how to read and write. By 11, he was already writing his first short stories.
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I love Fall, y’all. It’s a season of pumpkin-flavored everything (candy corn, too, but I’m just going to pretend that’s not actually a thing), long scarves, crisp air, boots with…
What’s it like to have a sex scene with Neil Patrick Harris?
It’s the AccuVein AV300, a hand-held gadget the size of a TV remote that uses an infrared laser to make veins as visible as interstate highways on a map.
The AccuVein infared laser shows blood running through veins during a demonstration of the device at Mercy Regional Medical Center. The device allows nurses and doctors to identify hard-to-find veins and improve the chances of successfully inserting an IV on first attempt.
Custom X-Ray Cast
It’s not very cool to get injured and need a cast, but if you have to have one, it’s awesome to be able to print your actual X-ray on the outside! Now you don’t have to keep answering inane questions about what happened. Just show them the break.
HOW MUCH EASIER WOULD OUR LIVES BE IF THIS WAS A THING!
Constance Jacobson is a Boston-based artist/printmaker whose work explores existential fascinations and fears. Drawing from the practice of medical imaging, Jacobson focuses on the aesthetic and poetic implications of a scientific process. These “physiograms” — Jacobson’s term for her “fabricated scientific imagery” — recall our modern preoccupation with the afflicted or deteriorating brain, and our fear of dementia, “the death before death.” In an interview with Lois Tarlow, Jacobson describes the relationship between disciplines in her work:
"These fantasy images are not concerned with strict biological verisimilitude…While viewing these images after completing them, I was struck by the essential difference in perception between the scientist and the artist: when looking through a microscope at a dissection or an x-ray a scientist asks, ‘What is the content of what I am seeing and what are the implications?’ while the artist asks, ‘How does this appear, and how can I transform this into an aesthetic, personal or historical/cultural statement?’ The phenomenology of viewing is paramount for the artist, and veracity means only that the subject matter be visually believable within the imaginary world the artist has established for the viewer."
See more of Jacobson’s work at her website here.
Developed in 1927 by the Portuguese physician and neurologist Egas Moniz, angiography or arteriography is a medical imaging technique used to diagnose several kinds of nervous diseases, such as tumors, artery disease and arteriovenous malformations. This is traditionally done by injecting a radio-opaque contrast agent into the blood vessel and imaging using X-ray based techniques such as fluoroscopy.