surgical instrument

Important daily reminder

Without Muslims, you wouldn’t have:

1. Coffee, which an Arab named Khalid invented

2. Clocks, by a man called al-Jazari from Diyarbakir in South-East Turkey in the 1200s

3. Cameras, Ibn al-Haitham revolutionized optics

4. Cleanliness (toothbrush, soap, perfumes, etc)

5. Universities, because of Fatima al-Fihri

6. Planes, because of Abbas ibn Firnas who was the first person to make a real attempt to construct a flying machine and actually fly

7. Surgical instruments, by a man from the 10th century named Abul Qasim Khalaf ibn al-Abbad al-Zahrawi, a man known in the West as Abulcasis

8. Maps

9. Music, al-Kindi, an artist long ago, created the system of writing down songs

10. Algebra, which was introduced by Al-Khwarizmi

11. Guitar, which was originally known as a “qitara” in the Arabic of Andalusia

12. Magnifying glasses/glasses, the scholar Alhazen (Abu al-Hasan) from Basra was the first person to describe how the eye works

13. Hospitals

14. Distillation, was invented around the year 800 by Islam’s foremost scientist, Jabir ibn Hayyan, who transformed alchemy into chemistry

15. Vacation, brought to Europe from Turkey

And the list goes on. I just picked some of the ones that are still used a lot

When you look down
inside yourself
what is there?

You are a walking bag of surgical instruments,
shining from the inside out

and that’s just

Tomorrow it could be different

When I think of the childhood inside me I think of sunlight dying on a windowsill,

The voices of my friends
in the sunlight

All of us running around,

outside our

—  “Nervous System,”- Michael Dickman

Roman Bronze Castration Tongs, 1st-4th Century AD

Two arms hinged and closed by a screw nut form an oval-like ring, accompanied by the serrated teeth of two longer arms. The penis was kept out of harm’s way by insertion through the oval, while the teeth sliced away the skin between the scrotum and the body.


Roman Vaginal Speculum, c. 100-400 AD

This bronze vaginal speculum is over 20 cm long and was found in Lebanon. It comprises a priapiscus with dovetailing valves which are opened and closed by a handle with a screw mechanism. It shows the relatively sophisticated instruments that were in use in Roman medicine. Vaginal specula were used in the diagnosis and treatment of vaginal and uterine disorders. The earliest major work on the diseases of women was written in Roman times, about 100 AD. Doctors’ ideas about women’s diseases at this time were largely based on Hippocrates’ views. Hippocrates (c. 500 BC) believed that the womb was responsible for hysteria and that the female body was an imperfect version of the male. 

I had this dream where this guy asked if he can give me head and I said yes and when I got there I saw one of my good friends and her crush together with us and I was all like “uhhh are they gonna watch us” and he was like “yeah do you mind?” and I was like “uhh…nah?” but in my head I was like what the fuck but anyway so he eating the cat and then all of a sudden he pulls out this surgical instrument and starts poking my labia with it and in my head I’m like “wtf???” and then all of a sudden the nigga pokes a hole into my p*ssy and it doesn’t hurt??? and in my head I’m like what type of fucking head is this but yeah before all of this I tried to smoke a joint with my friend in class cause we had a sub and she didn’t let us smoke the rest

anonymous asked:

[because ily nat now lemme tell my story pls] so reiji tells yui that they have to perform corrective emergency surgery on his D and B otherwise Ayato won't ever be able to use his D for anything again. Yui cries and holds ayato's hand. Reiji puts on sterile drapes and sets put the surgical instruments.

covers my eyes


American Horror Story S01E01 (Pilot), S01E03 (Murder House) and S05E06 (Room 33)

The Murder House of the first season returns in the prologue to Room 33, set in Los Angeles in 1926: Mrs Johnson (Lady GaGa) goes there to ask Dr. Charles Montgomery (Matt Ross) to have an abortion.

The shot outside the house, the operating room in the basement and the surgical instruments on a tray perfectly mirror what we saw in the prologue to the pilot, set in 1978.

In the first season, the Doctor and his family make their appearance in a flashback in the third episode.

Life and Death II [Harley x Joker]

Summary: What’s death without life? A joke without a punch line. And this is going to be their greatest joke of all time. Gotham is in for a big surprise. This is the birth of the heir of the crime empire.
Warnings: Dark, angst, gore.
Suicide Squad-verse.
Part 1 is here.

And I tried to hold these secrets inside me
My mind’s like a deadly disease
I’m meaner than my demons
I’m bigger than these bones
Who is in control?

- Control, Halsey

The funny thing with life is that it’s a game. A wild, unpredictable game. We’re just laughing and nothing matters.

Harley was stretched out on the cold medical table in the basement, a smile on her lips. A common fantasy of theirs was to fuck down in a cellar turned into a morgue, complete with surgical instruments, blood on the floor and bodies in the freezer. Her man did have an… animalistic serial killer streak in him, buried beneath his smooth and clean façade. Who could have guessed?

Any other day they would have done just that, in their combined interrogation and torture chamber, alone in the dark, only a surgical lamp to keep them company. The best part with this room was not the dismembered body parts they kept in the freezer, but the way they would engage in the most delicious games. The cold drip on the floor in time with the sounds they made.

She loved to be underneath the sharp light with his surgical knife and tattoo gun. The gleam in his eyes as he would work her so good, before they both gave into their growing desire and ended up fucking on the floor.

She was his masterpiece, the only one to walk out of his cellar alive, and return when she pleased. Which had been a lot recently, since he hadn’t let her out of the penthouse for a while.

Today was not their usual routine, it hadn’t been for months. She was almost completely stripped, only wearing a blood stained shirt that used to belong to Mr. J. It was ruined when he lost himself in their game with one of their test subjects the other day. Normally he never got a single drip of blood on his clothes – but well, she had distracted him.

Joker picked up his sharpest knife. The scared, elderly woman they had dragged down with them fussed with towels, medication and the antiseptic liquid. She still hadn’t looked inside the freezer. Their other help was waiting outside, tied up.

Harley knew Mr. J was flawless with the knife. His grip, his precision, he could cut the finest lines and swirls, thin as thread into her skin. She wanted to beg him to do it to her now; she had missed the delicious, stinging foreplay. But his face was the one of concentration and she dared not interrupt him.

The elderly woman soaked Harley’s skin with antiseptic, rubbing her skin with a cloth. She mumbled something, asking if she would like some morphine. They had an enormous supply ready, but Harley found it ridiculous. There was no way she was going to be dizzy through this.

She looked at the Joker, their eyes met, and he put the sterilized knife to her belly.

Then he smiled.

She grinned back, feeling the familiar surge of excitement run through her. She loved it, the look in his eyes when he worked his blade on her. It always got both of them so worked up.

The pain came from within, drowning out the heat. “Do it Puddin’,” Harley breathed through her teeth. Her back arched off the table, she tempted him terribly. “Come on!”

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Tiny surgical instruments inspired by origami

BYU student Jason Dearden helps with the origami-inspired research. © Mark Philbrick

Origami-inspired surgical tools could be created so small their incisions don’t require stitches to heal. That is the aim of researchers from Brigham Young University, USA, who are applying knowledge learned from space exploration to surgery.

BYU Mechanical Engineering Professor Larry Spencer Magleby said, ‘These small instruments will allow for a whole new range of surgeries to be performed – hopefully one day manipulating things as small as nerves. The origami-inspired ideas really help us to see how to make things smaller and smaller and to make them simpler and simpler.’

One such instrument is a robotically controlled forceps (seen in the above video) that can pass through a 3mm hole. Another device under development at BYU is the D-Core, which starts out flat then expands to become two rounded surfaces that roll on each other – mimicking spinal discs.

BYU’s latest research on origami-inspired engineering appears in the February issue of academic journal Mechanism and Machine Theory.