Plastic Surgery, Of Past and Present (Part 2)

Published by Sarah Pinsky Read Part 1 of Intern Sarah Pinsky’s blog post here: https://imss.org/2019/10/01/plastic-surgery-of-past-and-present-part-1/ Plastic Surgery in the Age of Social Media It used to be that plastic surgery was something that people might consider in middle age, but seldom admit to. Now, people as young as teenagers are getting cosmetic procedures such as … Continue reading Plastic Surgery, Of Past and Present (Part 2)

Plastic Surgery, Of Past and Present (Part 1)

Published by Sarah Pinsky Current understanding and opinion of plastic surgery is largely based on television and social media. Since plastic surgery is so connected to these modern-day technologies, people are often surprised to learn that it is not a new medical specialty that focuses exclusively on cosmetic procedures, but rather an established practice that … Continue reading Plastic Surgery, Of Past and Present (Part 1)

Tours, Trephinations, and Tumors: Summer as an Education Intern

Published by Anupama Suresh As I walked by the sculptures in the Hall of Immortals or peered into a glass case filled with trephined skulls, I was mesmerized by the Museum. I learned about the discoveries that made surgery possible today, from the different forms of anesthesia used to the introduction of antiseptics. I had … Continue reading Tours, Trephinations, and Tumors: Summer as an Education Intern

History of Physician Gender Dynamics in Obstetrics and Gynecology

Published by Anupama Suresh Painting depicting the first successful cesarean section in Latin America in 1844. By Enrique Grau. xx1995.814.3 International Museum of Surgical Science Collection When I first saw this painting, my eyes were drawn to the bloody abdominal incision. C-section,  my brain immediately informed me. Next, my gaze shifted up the umbilical cord … Continue reading History of Physician Gender Dynamics in Obstetrics and Gynecology

The Fabrication of Anatomy

Published by Annagh Devitt Most visitors to the Museum recognize something “off” about this skeleton. This ‘something’ is hard to pin down; perhaps it is the unsettling face, or the way the shoulders stick out a little too far, or maybe it is the artistic rendering of the humerus that curves like the end of … Continue reading The Fabrication of Anatomy