Patho Rework: Ah, Alopecia

What a hairy beast this was. For a render monkey like me, pathological Illustration taught by the ever so gentle Dr. Shelley Wall was probably was the most-anticipated course. Shelley kick-started the project with the Tissue Landscape Exercise, inspired by the 1966 Fantastic Voyage. Sidenote: on our exchange trip to University Illinois Chicago (thanks BVis!), […]

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Process: Uncovering The Moral Machine

You may already be familiar with the infamous “trolley problem” from memes or games: A trolley speeds down the tracks, about to kill five people tied to the tracks. You, a lever in hand, may choose to switch the trolley to a different track where only one person is tied to the track. Should you pull the lever to kill one and spare five? With the rise of smart cars, maybe a more practical question for manufacturers and designers would be, would your customer buy a car that could potentially kill five pedestrians to save one driver?

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Reflection: Defending The Stuck Baby

Here’s a quick summary of our case: Pregnant with a large baby, the plaintiff was under the care of the defendant, a family physician. During the final stage of the delivery, the baby’s shoulder became lodged in the mother’s pelvis, a condition known as shoulder dystocia. To deliver the baby, the baby’s arm was broken. The baby was also asphyxiated during the onset of shoulder dystocia, and the asphyxiation eventually lead the baby to develop cerebral palsy. The plaintiff says that the damage to the baby was caused by the defendants’ negligence. They question if our defendant should have anticipated shoulder dystocia and whether she should have consulted with another specialist before the final stage of the delivery.

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Process: OR Adventures

Thou shalt not utter the words “surgical illustration” around thy BMC peers without proper trigger warnings. However, just like any other challenging assignments you have completed, surgical illustration (“surgery” in short), will not kill you but make you stronger. (** This post contains graphic surgery pictures. Viewer discretion is advised.**) Love it or not, surgery […]

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