Friday, December 7, 2018

A medical anomaly to haunt your weekend

Libraries tend to be on the administrative side of medicine, but every now and then, I still come across something that makes me realize that's truly where I belong.  Because the human body can be pretty gross.

Thanks to Kathy Koch for this fascinating (but also disturbing; don't say I didn't warn you) article about a bronchial tree-shaped blood clot.

Nope.  Click the link up there if you need to see it.

How about you?  Are you squeamish like me?  Glad you became a librarian instead of a trauma surgeon?  Have you come across any literature searches that were hard to do because of their content/images?

Let us know in the comments!

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Say goodbye to ToxMystery

The National Library of Medicine has announced that on December 31, 2018 they'll be retiring ToxMystery, the Adobe Flash-based game about chemicals in the household.  Flash has been one of the most widely used browser plug-ins on the internet over the years, but now has extensive security issues, and is being phased out of use.

In the meantime, NLM offers a text version of ToxMystery.