See the original post and images at: http://benbbrave.blogspot.com/2011/08/google-body.html I studied some human anatomy and a bunch of non-human animal anatomy as part of my science degree. But that didn't help me when the surgeon first mentioned removing my seminal vesicle: I pretended I knew exactly where it was and then raced home and checked a textbook. Then, confused about why my whole bladder, and not just part of it, may have to be removed, I took that atlas to my next consultation. Having the surgeon show me on an actual diagram what may have to go and why was worth more than a thousand line drawings on hospital stationary. I wish I'd known about Google Body Google Body is a free web-based atlas of the human body. You can select male or female, skin or no skin, all muscles, some muscle or no muscle. It allows you to fade organs and systems in and out, hide tisssues, and highlight organs. It also tells you what you are looking at. bodybrowser.googlelabs.com/ I think Google Body is an excellent tool for patients to better understand their situation and participate in their healthcare.
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Fantastic, Ben. I did not know about this. Thanks. I have mentioned here before that Lab Tests Online is a good information source. The link is: http://www.labtestsonline.org.au/index.html H
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Awesome site Harker, thanks a bunch!
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I'll look at it too. Thanks.
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That is so great! Thanks heaps.
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Bugger - my ancient workshop PC wont open it as it needs a (something) to do it. But thanks for the links - will definitely follow it up. Twould be nice to know more about what body part the Quacks are rabbiting on about.(?) Andrew the oldhippy..
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You, Dear Ben are a wealth of knowledge. Thanx.
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You, Dear Ben are a wealth of knowledge. Thanx.
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Couldn't see it on my computer for technical reasons. Bad luck for me also!
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Awesome site thanks,, I enjopyed reading your blog too. It has inspired me to get back to writing
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