Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Medical education

I'd like to thank my friends at VBB, who sent me this illustration seen in a Urologist's office:




It raises a number of points (so to speak):

1. Wow. I had no idea urology models were this buff. Usually the patients are guys in their 70's with a bloated prostate.

2. Where's the left adrenal gland?

3. What's with the hands? They look like a 1970's GI Joe doll.

I asked my staff for opinions, and they feel our office needs more educational displays of this sort.

25 comments:

jimbo26 said...

Mmmmmmmmmm . LOL

RehabRN said...

I needed a good laugh this morning.

I find it unusual that no one in the office mentioned the need to display Mr. Buff Uromodel's jewels.

If his adrenal gland is really that screwed up, did you really need to display the whole urinary tract?

And yes, I absolutely agree about the typical uro patient. If my patients saw this model, they'd be asking if that doc will make them look like that when he's done.

No wonder urology is so darned busy at Washington these days!

PediNP said...

This is just hilarious! I'm glad I don't take care of adults...

Li'l Azathoth said...

"Damn, do I wish I had Kung Fu Grip!"

Anonymous said...

Hmm...I wonder if this artist has done any work for ob/gyn advertising?

Keeping anatomy in proportion with the huge testicles and large flaccid penis, I can only imagine the size of the knockers they would provide for a female!

Nurse Lilly said...

OMG! IT'S DOCTOR MANHATTAN!

Jono said...

Why did they Photoshop out my head and chest hair??

Christine said...

Why is his iliac crest poking out of his body?

Ms. Donna said...

Mary and Anne have it right. Might be wrong area for your speciality, but perhaps in the breakroom ... Now for extra points, what areas of the brain are lighting up in their heads?

Packer said...

Forget about all that other junk, it is all about the ABs, it is always all about the ABs.

MommyFixIt said...

No one is mentioning the luridly colored bladder the size and shape of an inflated grapefruit??

Jillishness said...

The hands are in ballet form - you hold your middle finger and thumb as if you are holding a "little teacup" - with the buff bod, the model must have been a ballerina.

Anonymous said...

MOST OF US STARTED OUT ON WARM MILK...

Steeny Lou said...

It's inspiration for the patients. Hey, in 30 years, I hope I look like Ernestine Shepherd!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rn8qTn6xek8

MDaisy said...

Perhaps the artist is trying out as an apprentice for Michaelangelo for the next David. LOL!

Lizzie LVT said...

Well I could see how having a kidney in your chest cavity could cause urinary issues....

Martin said...

It appears that his left adrenal gland was lost in the same accident that removed the front half of that kidney.

Anonymous said...

I'm with Lizzie. It must be hard to breath with your kidneys resting on your diaphragm. I'm sure that all the 60+ year old guys with prostate issues would be happy to take the meds associated with this display.

Anonymous said...

Post pheochromocytoma picture????

Anonymous said...

Yes and I would like to thank the people that sent this to you and making my day Yummm!!! Gosh I'm a horney old woman....

Anonymous said...

I had no idea that a kidney was up somewhere near the armpits.

Tzipora said...

So uh it may be just "artistic lighting" or the way this was photographed but in addition to having kidneys in his chest and large junk, is he also missing half his left thigh and a portion of his left side? And it says so much about me that my first thought was "My, that's a large... Bladder."

And in response to Jillishness- "holdinga teacup" has nothing in the world to do with ballet though it sort of approximates how many times I've seen ballet teachers yell at students for having "hamburger hands". Actual ballet hands are thumbs tucked and all fingers are soft but pretty much straight. The middle finger might be slightly lower than the others but absolutely not curved. Hands are one of the biggest things people have trouble with and a great way to tell when people either have terrible training or none at all... Not trying to be a know-it-all, just spent most of my life in pretty hardcore ballet training.

Although in a ballet related note, now that Baryishnikov is in his mid-60's it appears he's now modeling for medical posters. ;)

Margaret Pye said...

To everyone commenting on "the kidneys are too high up" - nah, that actually is where kidneys are suposed to be. They're just under the diaphragm.

Dalai said...

Compare the "gavel" from this screenshot out of Star Trek VI to the left testicle:

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-VhA8jvteAsA/Tm5jawWtkpI/AAAAAAAAU98/WSaPAwzvg_M/s1600/judgement_011.jpg

I definitely need a life...

Anonymous said...

You forgot to mention he's hung like a donkey.

 
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