Posts Tagged: surgery

‘Mermaid girl’ from Peru needs kidney transplant

Milagros Cerron, the little girl in Peru known as the “mermaid baby”, is in urgent need of a kidney transplant. The picture above is of Peruvian doctor Luis Rubio playing with the then nine-month-old Milagros in a hospital in Lima,

‘Mermaid girl’ from Peru needs kidney transplant

Milagros Cerron, the little girl in Peru known as the “mermaid baby”, is in urgent need of a kidney transplant. The picture above is of Peruvian doctor Luis Rubio playing with the then nine-month-old Milagros in a hospital in Lima,

Separation anxiety

Edward Kiely has been a paediatric surgeon at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for 27 years, but last year, his name jumped from medical journals to the newspaper headlines – all thanks to two Cork babies. In April, conjoined twins

Separation anxiety

Edward Kiely has been a paediatric surgeon at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital for 27 years, but last year, his name jumped from medical journals to the newspaper headlines – all thanks to two Cork babies. In April, conjoined twins

Inside the business of selling human body parts

Is the human body sacred? Or is it a commodity ready to be chopped up and exposed to the forces of supply and demand? The answer is a matter of perspective. The questions first came to prominence in England in

Inside the business of selling human body parts

Is the human body sacred? Or is it a commodity ready to be chopped up and exposed to the forces of supply and demand? The answer is a matter of perspective. The questions first came to prominence in England in

Hunter’s dissection room

Drawing, by Thomas Rowlandson, traditionally identified as William Hunter’s dissection room; typical of any dissection room of the latter half of the eighteenth century. c.1770 Via commons.wikimedia.org

Hunter’s dissection room

Drawing, by Thomas Rowlandson, traditionally identified as William Hunter’s dissection room; typical of any dissection room of the latter half of the eighteenth century. c.1770 Via commons.wikimedia.org

The Reward for Cruelty

The Four Stages of Cruelty is a series of four printed engravings published by English artist William Hogarth in 1751. Each print depicts a different stage in the life of the fictional Tom Nero. In the last his body is

The Reward for Cruelty

The Four Stages of Cruelty is a series of four printed engravings published by English artist William Hogarth in 1751. Each print depicts a different stage in the life of the fictional Tom Nero. In the last his body is

Irish giant should be buried

Almost 230 years after his death, Charles Byrne is still a “freak” displayed in a glass case at the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons for gapers and others to be photographed alongside, much as they did in

Irish giant should be buried

Almost 230 years after his death, Charles Byrne is still a “freak” displayed in a glass case at the Hunterian Museum at the Royal College of Surgeons for gapers and others to be photographed alongside, much as they did in

Voice box transplant woman speaks again after 10 years

A woman whose natural voice could have been silenced forever because of vocal cord damage is able to talk again after undergoing a rare voice box transplant. Bia cbsnews.com

Voice box transplant woman speaks again after 10 years

A woman whose natural voice could have been silenced forever because of vocal cord damage is able to talk again after undergoing a rare voice box transplant. Bia cbsnews.com