Saturday, 20 November 2010

Thanks, rookie doctors

Cor. It's amazing what you can find out on the web, innit? On my quest to find out more about suturing techniques and things to practice on, I found some random suggestions for materials to try on an old student doctor forum:
  • Banana peels
  • Grapes 
  • Latex glove
  • Pig's feet
  • Chicken breasts
  • Thick-sliced deli turkey
  • Graph paper
  • Your thighs (yikes)
Elsewhere, Rookie Doctor was rather useful. He led me here, to the Boston University School of Medicine's suturing basics. There's a rather lovely page full of new words for me to learn and pictures of old surgical teaching tools. I'm particularly liking Wound Man:

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