Locals massacred by the NKVD in Lwów/Lviv, Ukraine. Locals are searching for their relatives among the corpses.
Anatomical preparation of the human brain, 1900. The Vrolik Museum, Amsterdam.
Fasciotomy to relieve Compartment Syndrome resulting from a rattlesnake bite. The snake venom caused the muscles on the bitten arm to swell uncontrollably which can lead to something called compartment syndrome. The muscles are surrounded by connective tissue called fascia that act like a sheath. In the case of compartment syndrome, the muscles have swollen inside this sheath of fascia which prevents any sort of relief for the inflammed tissue because the fascia isn’t very elastic. Surgeons must go in and cut open the fascia to allow the muscles to expand, otherwise the intense internal pressure prevents blood flow to the tissues causing more damage to muscles and nerves. Once the swelling recedes the patient will undergo a skin graft to cover the open wound.
An example of cutaneous Loxoscelism, commonly know as a Brown Recluse Spider Bite.
Time lapse of a decomposing pig head—with crazy carnivorous squirrels. This was originally shot by a friend and classmate of mine from grad school Nora Vzaslof.
The original video is available on Youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zwUHrK0nLiM
This condition is characterized by an acute necrotizing fasciitis of an infectious origin that affects the genital, perineal and perianal regions.
Ichthyosis congenita, harlequin fetus type.
This is a severe genetic disorder inherited in an autosomal recessive pattern. It’s caused by mutations in the ABCA12 gene, which provides instructions for making a protein that is essential for the normal development of skin cells.
Infants with this condition are born with very hard, thick skin covering most of their bodies. These skin abnormalities affect the shape of the eyelids, nose, mouth, and ears, and limit movement of the limbs.
Infants with harlequin ichthyosis often experience an excessive loss of fluids (dehydration) and develop life-threatening infections in the first few weeks of life.