EBM, Educational Sites, Videos: Bullets, Velocity, Radiology and the Coen Brothers
January 25, 2008
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As Joel and Ethan Coen illustrate so aptly for us in their 2007 film, No Country for Old Men, high-velocity projectiles do a great deal of damage to the human body.
So this post is about… damage.
1. Educational, Illustrative Damage: Here is a video which graphically illustrates the lethal power of projectiles fired at high speed… pity the poor vegetables:
2. Fictional Damage:
Caption/Photo credit: San Jose Mercury News – Copyright 2008 – All rights reserved.
Javier Bardem (who played a wonderful romantic lead in the film The Dancer Upstairs) plays the role of a soft-spoken, murdering monster who seeks the return of his suitcase full of money. He kills practically everyone he lays eyes on in this movie.
3. Actual, Evidence Based Damage:
I was introduced to the radiological work of Surfactant via a recent post on one of my favorite blogs, Scienceroll, having to do with trauma, radiology and the weird things that humans do to themselves and (unfortunately) to others (thanks for the link, Berci!).
Surfactant has posted a variety of photo work on Flickr which is very compelling… See what trauma surgeons and emergency physicians see by clicking on his Radiology Photoset here including the images entitled “The Evil that Men Do” and “Homicide”:
Photo Credit: Surfactant on Flickr – All rights reserved – Copyright 2007
No Hollywood glamour there, just real-life human suffering.
Flickr provides other links to clinical radiology/CT/PET image sets… as an example, here is the link to RadsWiki.
See also Real Radiology Group, The XRay Pics Pool and The Medical Imaging Gallery links on Flickr.
These collective works are definitely evidence-based medicine in the most literal sense.