Fellow Favorites: The Culture of Tattoos

Fellow Favorites: The Culture of Tattoos

Hi, I’m Priya Mammen. I’m an Emergency Physician and a Fellow and trustee of The College of Physicians of Philadelphia. One of my favorite things in the Mütter is the collection of tattoos. This was absolutely seen as a pathology. Prior to medical school, I worked internationally and, depending on which culture you’re in, it’s

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How do blood transfusions work? – Bill Schutt

How do blood transfusions work? – Bill Schutt

In 1881, doctor William Halsted rushed to help his sister Minnie, who was hemorrhaging after childbirth. He quickly inserted a needle into his arm, withdrew his own blood, and transferred it to her. After a few uncertain minutes, she began to recover. Halsted didn’t know how lucky they’d gotten. His transfusion only worked because he

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Observation and Posture Analysis

Observation and Posture Analysis

In this video I’m going to talk about observation and posture analysis. Observation is the first step of your physical assessment. During observation you’re trying to see if you can find any structural abnormalities that you can link to your patient’s complaints. In order to conduct a good observation, I have to be able to

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How do vitamins work? – Ginnie Trinh Nguyen

How do vitamins work? – Ginnie Trinh Nguyen

A, C, E, D, B, K. No, this isn’t some random, out of order alphabet. These are vitamins, and just like letters build words, they’re the building blocks that keep the body running. Vitamins are organic compounds we need to ingest in small amounts to keep functioning. They’re the body’s builders, defenders and maintenance workers,

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