Wednesday, April 07, 2010

identify that medical equipment, cosmetic edition




A day at the plastic surgery center.

17 comments:

  1. Too easy, Michelle. That's the lipo vacuum. And an old one at that. But they only reason I know is 'cause that's my residency turf :)

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  2. Harvester for 'organic' soap makers... hehe.

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  3. I have no medical field exposure whatsoever, but that thing looks like a fat-sucker-outter and collection jar to me. So gross!

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  4. anyone feel like making soap, a la fight club? =P

    ps, fantastic blog, michelle! i'm starting general surgery in july and your posts and comics always make me smile =)

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  5. christine6:01 PM

    The resident biologist would identify that as a vacuum pump, since it looks eerily similar to the one we use to aspirate cell media ... hee.

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  6. Anonymous7:42 PM

    When I first read Gomco I was confused: what does this instrument have to do with a circumcision?

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  7. Anonymous8:06 PM

    Eew.

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  8. BossMD11:39 PM

    looks like the same kind of vacuum device we (OB-GYNs) use for D&Cs.

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  9. I saw "Gomco" and thought of circs. Clearly not a circ device, but I never knew until this picture led me to Google that "Gomco" is a company, and not an eponym -- unlike everything else in medicine!

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  10. Somewhat off-topic but then again maybe not: Do you know what a Piggostat is? http://www.magpiemusing.com/2010/03/murder-syphilis-piggostat.html

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  11. You see that round part where the hose attaches to the pump (not the bottle end)? There's a chamois disc in there, that protects the (rotary) pump chamber from stray gunk.

    Yes, the disc has to be replaced occasionally. Yes, that's a good time to double-glove. Ewww.

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