Posts tagged fuckyeahmedicalstuff

Do you know anything about forensics? Could you post on it? Specifically forensic bloodwork if you have anything on it! — Asked by Anonymous

Actually, I do know a fair deal about forensic pathology, but nothing that would really go well on this blog. I posted several sets of pathology images/explanations on FYMedicalStuff when I was helping out Mariana, which you can find here: Tagged - Forensics. There are a few postmortem pathology images on this blog, as well.

As for bloodwork, I know jack all about that when it goes past cytology, unfortunately. And it’s actually a relatively new concept to actually investigate the cause of death beyond physical trauma, so I’m not sure I’d have anything even if I were good at the subject.

But! I’m currently reading a really good book that goes pretty darn  deep into forensic chemistry, and the history of medicine aspect of it! It’s called “The Poisoner’s Handbook: Murder and the Birth of Forensic Medicine in Jazz Age New York" and is by Deborah Blum. I’ll probably write a review-ish post when I finish it up. So far I can definitely say it’s a fascinating book, that’s amazingly engaging for someone who is terrible at chemistry and chemical analysis (like me), yet my chem major friends have liked it, too. :3 So if you’re looking for forensic bloodwork that involves chemical analysis AND the history of medicine, I can definitely recommend it! Sorry I couldn’t be more help - it’s a subject that fascinates me, but which I have very little on, and am quite slow to pick up in general.

Putting my ducks in a row -


HOKAY. So. As bloody tired as I am, I’ve decided that today is the day I’m going to get my ducks in a row and organize my life so that I can actually move forward. That doesn’t actually mean a whole lot regarding you guys, but I figure part of organizing ducks is neatly stacking the blog-ducks in the same place.

My Blogs:

Of Paper and Ponies - Personal, Weird, Shiny Things, Commentary. My personal blog. Ranty, insipid, mostly mindless, probably offensive. Also includes shiny things, topless humans, and my music/ginger/lava/geology loves.

Biomedical Ephemera - Science, History, Medicine, Animals. Medical history and natural history stuff. Animals and comparative anatomy, old medical cures/surgical procedures, ways to become deformed/dead, contemporary interpretations of pathologies and non-pathological anatomy from history. Pretty much anything biology, zoology, or medical from before the mid-20th century.

Cabbaging Cove - Culture, History, Vintage, Fashion. I have a *thing* for history. This is where my non-science history goes. Generally from the Regency to the Edwardian eras, but I get into anything that’s post-Medieval. Advertising, fashion, and photography that evokes the Western cultures of the day are my primary subjects, but I like to explore everything.

Not my blog:

Fuck Yeah Medical Stuff - Mariana’s blog that I’m currently helping run for the moment. Modern medical topics, pathology cases, microbiology, pharmacology, and anatomy. An escape for me to get back into modern science (my background) and out of history for a bit.

Ok? OK! That’s where you can find stuff I post. Blog-ducks corralled!