Thursday, August 30, 2012

Shrouds Leaking Blood

Prosthetic Eyes II

rare full set of 50 pre-war Glass Eyes. In original box, all these eyes are different in shape, size & colour. Real hand blown glass are becoming harder to find & a complete set of 50 is indeed a rarity. - LINK

Photo by kingkonut on Flickr

Glass eyes in a wooden tray, in the 1870s house at the Birmingham Back to Backs. The Oldfield family were glassworkers making beads, and eyes for toys as well as replacement eyes for people. Photo credit: Robert Morris - LINK

Photo by gwendolyn true on Flickr

A display of German prosthetic glass eyes from the 1800's- LINK

A collection of artificial eyes - LINK

Close up of a set of glass eyes at the Josephinum Medical Museum in Vienna, Austria. Photo by CuriousExpeditions on Flickr

A drawer of antique glass eye fragments. Photo credit: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images - LINK

Collection of glass eyes displaying an array of eye disease at the UCSF library. Photo by feendos on Flickr

Close-up of above. Photo by justvisiting on Flickr

Prosthetic eyes part I can be found here

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Disfiguring Tropical Infection

59-year-old resident of Sri Lanka was building a house, when during construction, she got a small cut on her face. The next day, the face was swollen and fever had set in. She was operated on in hospital, where parts of  the infected muscles were excised.  Despite the operation the infection has continued to return causing gross disfigurement. 

Info and photos from here(link is in Russian)

Revenge of the Bulls

the horrifying moments that a matador was gored by a bloodied bull – before picking himself up and finishing the fight. - LINK

The matador’s hand is holding one of his swords, still sticky with the bull’s thick blood. - LINK
Gored by a bull - LINK
The agonizing moment Israel Lancho nearly pays the ultimate price for being a matador. - LINK
Bullfighter Jose Tomas injured by a bull - LINK

Spanish bullfighter Juan Jose Padilla was gored in the face by a bull during a bullfight on Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, suffering eye, bone, muscle and skin damage. - LINK
Julio Aparicio, one of Spain’s most famous matadors, was gored in the throat during a bullfight - LINK

Bullfighter Manuel Diaz "El Cordobes" reacts after being gored by a bull during a bullfight at the Monumental Bullring in Barcelona - LINK
Matador Jose Thomas gored twice in as many months - LINK
Jose Thomas with a gash in his throat, received during a bullfight - LINK
Jose Tomas, widely considered one of the best bullfighters of all time, was gored by not one, but two bulls at the Las Ventas bullring in Madrid. - LINK
Matador Jose Miguel Perez - LINK
Bloodied matador pants - LINK

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Postmortem Tattoo Decomposition

The immediate postmortem period, stage 1(ranging from 1 to 10 days), there are no marked changes to a tattoo. During the initial phase of stage 2 decomposition, a slight darkening of the skin occurs and decreases tattoo visibility. This is followed by skin slippage and/or sloughing, which enhances the color and brightness of the tattoo along with more visibly defined lines. During the decomposition phase(stage 3)  there is an increase in skin discoloration as the skin takes on a waxy texture. The discoloration and waxy surface decreases the visibility of tattoos. Gradually the skin and then the tattoo itself, will dehydrate and take on a leathery appearance — lines demonstrate fine striations and muted colors. The decrease in visibility during this time is likely due to an increasing discoloration of the skin. Further decomposition, stage 4, continues to obliterate the tattoo design, though even with extensive decomposition, the tattoo is still visible. Near complete obliteration of the tattoo will occur just prior to desiccation of the tissue, at which point tattoo visibility is dependent on the defining characteristics of certain colored inks

Info from here