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January 22nd, 2017
Fun With Old Medical Images!
Welcome to Fun with Old Medical Images!
Here’s how it works: You’ll see a series of images — old, strange, and perplexing — and each will have a caption that I have created for you at no extra cost.
Accustomed to high-quality and clinically relevant information from your NEJM Journal Watch contributors, you will laugh happily at the contrast between that solid content and this silly exercise, forgetting for a moment the complicated and sometimes contentious world we live in.
See, this will be therapeutic.
Off we go. Here’s the first one:
Poor Perkins! I’m sure he’s also wondering why his doctors didn’t give him a pillow.
That was fun. Ready for #2?
So many promising drugs fail during clinical trials due to side effects! At least dreaming of lamb chops is safer than QT prolongation.
Now, onto #3:
Such stillness in that room! And who’s the uniformed man in the upper right? Is he a scribe?
We’re on a roll! Here’s #4:
The laughs keep coming, so let’s go on to #5:
Here the key question — did medical insurance in mid-19th century France cover the cost of Uber for housecalls? I did a quick search — fascinating result.
Should we finish with a neat half-dozen? Why not, here’s #6:
Nothing but fun at this ophthalmologist’s office! Eye appointments always last too long, so why not get checked for glaucoma and get a bit more stylish at the same time?
Thank you for taking this tour of Old Medical Images, I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.
Next time, we’ll go back to our usual programming.