Posts tagged food

Medically-Themed.
A medical graduation would not be complete without some obligatory medically themed treats for graduates, families, and friends. Here are some of the cupcakes that were available to us today.

Medically-Themed.

A medical graduation would not be complete without some obligatory medically themed treats for graduates, families, and friends. Here are some of the cupcakes that were available to us today.

Sushi Night.
It was the end of a very long day. We had skipped lunch to catch up on our patient load and I was famished. I hopped into my car and proceeded to the nearest restaurant I could find, a sushi joint.
I made a beeline for the take out section and found what I was looking for: a party platter. 
"Do you need chopsticks to go?" asked the cashier.
"Yes, please."
"How many sets?" I paused and pondered. Should I be honest? Just say one? No, I will look like a pig. Just lie to not look desperate.
"Um…four."
She started packing my purchase for my supposed night of fun and games with friends.
Nay, there would be no such thing. Just a stack of study books, sushi, and four sets of chopsticks. 

Sushi Night.

It was the end of a very long day. We had skipped lunch to catch up on our patient load and I was famished. I hopped into my car and proceeded to the nearest restaurant I could find, a sushi joint.

I made a beeline for the take out section and found what I was looking for: a party platter. 

"Do you need chopsticks to go?" asked the cashier.

"Yes, please."

"How many sets?" I paused and pondered. Should I be honest? Just say one? No, I will look like a pig. Just lie to not look desperate.

"Um…four."

She started packing my purchase for my supposed night of fun and games with friends.

Nay, there would be no such thing. Just a stack of study books, sushi, and four sets of chopsticks. 

Formaldehyde Makes Me Hungry by Sean Mutchnik.
"One of the strongest memories I have from Gross Anatomy lab as a first year medical student is the disturbing appetite that builds as you handle raw, human flesh…"
That sounds about right.

Formaldehyde Makes Me Hungry by Sean Mutchnik.

"One of the strongest memories I have from Gross Anatomy lab as a first year medical student is the disturbing appetite that builds as you handle raw, human flesh…"

That sounds about right.

This food tastes like ash!
A patient’s review of hospital food. 

Pace Yourself

A 12-hour shift of run-and-gun chaos on an empty stomach. Even the resident seemed winded as we tag-teamed the tying up of loose ends.

Today was an exercise in pacing.

Blood of Grapes, Wine Bottles Shaped Like the Human Heart by Constantin Bolimond.
Now that is very clever. I could see this being a nice thank you gift for a cardiologist or a hematologist. I love the fluid shape and the high contrast used in the design. It really makes for an eye-catching shape that just immediately grabs you and will not let go.

Blood of Grapes, Wine Bottles Shaped Like the Human Heart by Constantin Bolimond.

Now that is very clever. I could see this being a nice thank you gift for a cardiologist or a hematologist. I love the fluid shape and the high contrast used in the design. It really makes for an eye-catching shape that just immediately grabs you and will not let go.

10 Snack Foods Originally Sold as Medicines

Oh, how the times change, and our understanding with it.

Coca-Cola. It’s one of the most famous examples of patent medicine-turned snack food ever. The original intent of Coca-Cola, as you probably know, was a health drink. It was sold for five cents at soda fountains (a dollar or so in today’s money) because people thought carbonated beverages would increase their wellness. Pemberton’s company also sold Pemberton’s Indian Queen Hair Dye and Pemberton’s Globe Flower Cough Syrup.

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Sunday Morning Studying.
One phone call and a desire to discuss clinical scenarios in preparation of an upcoming exam was all I needed to wake up early for a study session.

Sunday Morning Studying.

One phone call and a desire to discuss clinical scenarios in preparation of an upcoming exam was all I needed to wake up early for a study session.

Night Watch.
I changed into my scrubs, grabbed the pager, and unpacked my dinner. From then on, it was a waiting game. I stuffed myself with food, not knowing when the pager would sound off its high pitched squeal and when I might take my last bite. It is better not to work on an empty stomach.

Night Watch.

I changed into my scrubs, grabbed the pager, and unpacked my dinner. From then on, it was a waiting game. I stuffed myself with food, not knowing when the pager would sound off its high pitched squeal and when I might take my last bite. It is better not to work on an empty stomach.

Winter Treats.
In the call room burning the midnight oil with nothing but my pager, my stethoscope and my stationary to keep me company. I received this bundle of treats just yesterday. No better time to indulge than now during a calm in the winter storm.

Winter Treats.

In the call room burning the midnight oil with nothing but my pager, my stethoscope and my stationary to keep me company. I received this bundle of treats just yesterday. No better time to indulge than now during a calm in the winter storm.