whatsthedaily:

Auer Hall, Indiana University *

I miss this place

whatsthedaily:

Auer Hall, Indiana University *

I miss this place

fuckyeahforensics:

Prosecutor John Jordan sets down a stiletto shoe entered into evidence on Tuesday during the murder trial of Ana Trujillo in Houston. Trujillo is accused of killing her boyfriend, Alf Stefan Andersson, with the stiletto heel.

fuckyeahforensics:

Prosecutor John Jordan sets down a stiletto shoe entered into evidence on Tuesday during the murder trial of Ana Trujillo in Houston. Trujillo is accused of killing her boyfriend, Alf Stefan Andersson, with the stiletto heel.

thexcorpz:

this bromance is legendary

(via gtcvdeimos)

malformalady:

A South Korean plastic surgeon’s  ”bone tower” displayed in his clinic filled with jawbone shards from hundreds of patients

That’s actually a little horrifying.

malformalady:

A South Korean plastic surgeon’s  ”bone tower” displayed in his clinic filled with jawbone shards from hundreds of patients

That’s actually a little horrifying.

medical malpractice and autopsies

Autopsy is the only instance in which medicine is practiced after the person has died. 

And, by at least Texas state law, you cannot be sued for medical malpractice for an autopsy because an autopsy is not performed on a person. The decedents are not people / persons. In essence, you cannot do gross negligence or anything of that sort on the deceased. 

However, you can still be sued. Not for medical malpractice. But for something more creative, like conspiracy. Conspiring with the hospital to cover up something in the autopsy, which is ridiculous. But that’s just the way it is. 

So, if you are going to do private autopsies, best to buy autopsy insurance in addition to your medical malpractice insurance. 

The more you know. 

bunnyfood:

(via togifs:headlikealamb)

KAKAPOOOOOOOO!!

A rare parrot is shagging your head!

articulomortis:

Gross pathology of polycystic kidneys. Ureters are visible.

These are the worst.

articulomortis:

Gross pathology of polycystic kidneys. Ureters are visible.

These are the worst.

interesting

You can find numerous photos of gunshot wound and car accident autopsy and scene photos on the internet. But you cannot easily find an autopsy photo of someone with an artificial heart placement, on ECMO or with a cracked chest and an LVAD in place. I cannot find any actual autopsy heart photos with a VAD in place. 

I wonder why. And then again, I think I know why. 

allthingsaafs:

Figure 1: The Suchey-Brooks (1990) pubic symphysis scoring system of the six stages. It is recommended that these illustrations be supplemented by casts before actual aging is attempted
Figure 2: Statistics for the Suchey-Brooks phases in females and males.
Figure 3: Todd’s (1920) ten age phases of modification to the pubic symphysis in adult white males.

Quick Tips: How To Estimate The Chronological Age Of A Human Skeleton – Pubic Symphyseal Surface Method.

This Quick Tips post is the fifth in the series on age estimation on skeletal remains, if you haven’t read the previous post click here, or to start at the beginning clickhere.The previous post provides an overview of the cranial suture method of aging, whereas the first post covers the basics.

This method is one of the most common ways of chronically aging a human skeleton, and involves examining the surface of the pubis of the os coxae.

Over a lifetime the surface of the pubis change; in early adulthood the surface is rugged and is traversed by horizontal ridges and intervening grooves. By the age of thirty-five, the surface becomes smoother bound by a rim, as it loses relief. The pubic symphysis of an adult over the age of thirty-five, continues to erode and deteriorate with progressive changes. 

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Longest Words All Over the World

linguitleteis:

Spanish:  electroencefalografistas -  people who practice electroencephalography.

More at: http://spanish.about.com/od/writtenspanish/a/longest_word.htm

BulgarianНепротивоконституционствувателствувайте - not to take actions which are against the constitution of the country.

Afrikaans: Tweedehandsemotorverkoopsmannevakbondstakingsvergaderingsameroeperstoespraakskrywerspersverklaringuitreikingsmediakonferensieaankondiging -  issuable media conference’s announcement at a press release regarding the convener’s speech at a secondhand car dealership union’s strike meeting.

Arabic:  أفإستسقيناكموها 

 

Chinese: In terms of pronunciation, Chinese characters (Mandarin) are strictly monosyllabic. As such, words are limited to a length of five phonemes. In Romanized spelling, no more than six letters are needed for any single Chinese character in standard pronunciation, with the exception of 双, (shuāng, “double”).

Individual characters are not direct equivalents of words in the English sense, as many Chinese “words” require more than one character to express, one being 葡萄 (pútáo, “grapes”).

Chinese characters are made up of a number of distinct pen or brush strokes. The number of strokes in any given word is a constant, and thus counting the number of strokes required for a word could be used as a measure of the word’s length. According to Joël Bellassen (1989), the most complex Chinese character is  zhé  listen (help·info), meaning “verbose” and containing sixty-four strokes; this character fell from use around the 5th century.

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