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Suturing the Uterus shut
Suturing the Uterus shut
Yomi


Photograph Information Photographer's Comments
Challenge: Your Occupation III (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED VR
Location: Es Salud, Iquitos
Date: Aug 4, 2008
Aperture: f/7.1
ISO: 200
Shutter: 1/200 second
Date Uploaded: Aug 10, 2008

I am a med student. This past week I've been in Peru shadowing doctors in several different areas of the profession. This is a surgery that took place while I was in the OR. I also saw a gall bladder removed and a vaginal reconstruction surgery ('to make it bonito for her wedding night'). Not too sure how well this one will go over, but this has been my life for the past week while I've been here. Been an amazing experience and seen a ton of different diseases that would make infectious disease doctors in America jealous.

After challenge- Mother and son were fine. The rest of the group with us showed up shortly after I took this and we had to go back to the hotel. It was totally different there in Peru than here in America. We were told by doctors, take a picture of this patient, take one of that. There are no HIPAA laws like here. The next day I saw a surgery of a vaginal reconstruction and just stood off to the side cause I thought "I don't feel comfortable taking photos of this one." The next thing I know, the doctor is sticking me 'front and center' and telling me that he wanted pictures of every step for his website... now that was a different surgery.

I have a couple other pictures in my portfolio now of while I was in Peru, I just need to go edit the details and make some names for some of the pictures.

Statistics
Place: 9 out of 98
Avg (all users): 6.6885
Avg (commenters): 7.3500
Avg (participants): 6.0204
Avg (non-participants): 6.9328
Views since voting: 4763
Views during voting: 582
Votes: 183
Comments: 29
Favorites: 0


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08/28/2008 08:14:30 AM
nice finish for a c-section! ...wondered how you got the cam in there and then so close, not exactly "sterile technique" ('less you used zoom? :)
Try & enjoy these experiences, the time will go by very quickly. Pictures are great...remember the patients...they are your real teachers.

Best~
Anne
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08/24/2008 09:25:42 AM
Congratulations on your top 10 finish. Great shot!
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08/18/2008 06:08:31 PM
My highest vote - superb. Should have been higher.
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08/18/2008 10:08:58 AM
Enjoy the time, it's fun. I still would like to know if you got permission from the patient, although I suppose the father was present. Did she know it was going to be posted on the internet? I ask because I was expecting to see it in your details. If not, I challenge you to tell her.
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08/18/2008 02:11:14 AM
Congrats! Got a 10 from me. ..and less than a 5 from 14 squeemish folks. ;-)
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08/18/2008 12:38:39 AM
Congrats! I told ya this would end up top 10! :D
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 Comments Made During the Challenge
08/17/2008 12:38:49 PM
gnarly!!
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08/16/2008 02:08:20 AM
Ekkkkk!! wow. Ummm ok, hard to look and hard not to look at this.
Its a really cool shot. I cant vote but if I could.... 8
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08/15/2008 11:04:40 PM
What the hell is that?
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08/15/2008 12:17:49 PM
that is impressive- i am not a blood guy - but it is a great shot
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08/15/2008 02:18:02 AM
Kudos for the shock value. You could have taken the less brave approach of a line-up of surgical instruments. I think a brighter red and whiter gloves would give this more punch.
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08/15/2008 01:58:45 AM
Striking. Great shot- Perfect lighting and composition. 9 I hope you do as well as you deserve (and don't get marked down by the squeamish) Best of luck
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08/13/2008 04:14:46 PM
a little too graphic for my taste
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08/13/2008 03:04:59 PM
Great shot, capture and detail... 10
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08/13/2008 02:06:40 AM
I'd ask about the lighting... but I have a strange feeling I know what you used. :) Great picture!
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08/12/2008 09:42:48 PM
My dad was an OB/GYN, so saw shots like this in his medical journals,only this one is much more interesting. Great textures. 8
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08/12/2008 03:31:45 PM
AHHHHLRIGHTY THEN. :)
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08/12/2008 01:25:41 AM
Wonder how you snick-in for this pic
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08/12/2008 12:43:43 AM
Wow! This is excellent!
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08/11/2008 09:46:49 PM
;-)
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08/11/2008 09:37:14 PM
Ew. Great image, though.
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08/11/2008 08:06:58 PM
well...wow
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08/11/2008 03:40:04 PM
OMG... nicely done.
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08/11/2008 11:02:24 AM
A
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08/11/2008 05:15:16 AM
Wow - an OBGYN- Good shot but it'll probably gross people out. LOL
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08/11/2008 12:57:57 AM
I'm sure some are going to be grossed out, but this is fascinating to me. I do wonder - did you get your patient's permission to show this? And are mother and child ok?
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08/11/2008 12:23:51 AM
GASP! :)
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08/11/2008 12:11:59 AM
wow. lol. i'm glad im not "squeemish" lol
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08/11/2008 12:06:43 AM
Great lighting and composition. I hope your patient knows you took the image for the internet!
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