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I read about this awhile ago in a book.

People who receive organ donations go through personality changes and characteristic similar to those of the donor. 

 In a study, a patient received a heart transplant from a man who was killed by gunshot to the face, and the organ recipient then reported to have dreams of seeing hot flashes of light directly on his face.

In another case, Claire Sylvia, a heart transplant recipient who received the organ from an 18-year-old male that died in a motorcycle accident, reported having a craving for beer and chicken nuggets after the surgery.

She also began to have reoccurring dreams about a man named ‘Tim L.’ Upon searching the obituaries, Sylvia found out her donor’s name was Tim and that he loved all of the food that she craved

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These cases may support the cell memory theory. But as someone who wants to study the human consciousness, I have this one question.

What does this say about the human mind? Is it only stored in the brain? Can our cells also have the capacity to store information such as memory and personality? Are they aware of what makes us, who we are? Are they conscious in that sense?

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"Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly. Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything we deny, denigrate or despise, serves to defeat us in the end. What seems nasty, painful, evil, can become a source of beauty, joy, and strength, if faced with an open mind. Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognise it as such."
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THE CREEPY CASE OF EMILIE  SAGEE
Emilie Sagée was a 32 year old French teacher. And although the school’s administration was quite pleased with Sagée’s performance, she soon became the object of rumor and odd speculation. Sagée, it seemed, had a double that would appear and disappear in full view of the students.
In the middle of class one day, while Sagée was writing on the blackboard, her exact double appeared beside her. The doppelganger precisely copied the teacher’s every move as she wrote, except that it did not hold any chalk. The event was witnessed by 13 students in the classroom. A similar incident was reported at dinner one evening when Sagée’s doppelganger was seen standing behind her, mimicking the movements of her eating, although it held no utensils.
The doppelganger did not always echo her movements, however. On several occasions, Sagée would be seen in one part of the school when it was known that she was in another at that time. The most astonishing instance of this took place in full view of the entire student body of 42 students on a summer day in 1846.
As they sat at the long tables working, they could clearly see Sagée in the school’s garden gathering flowers. Another teacher was supervising the children. When this teacher left the room to talk to the headmistress, Sagée’s doppelganger appeared in her chair - while the real Sagée could still be seen in the garden. The students noted that Sagée’s movements in the garden looked tired while the doppelganger sat motionless. Two brave girls approached the phantom and tried to touch it, but felt an odd resistance in the air surrounding it. One girl actually stepped between the teacher’s chair and the table, passing right through the apparition, which remained motionless. It then slowly vanished.
Sagée claimed never to have seen the doppelganger herself, but said that whenever it was said to appear, she felt drained and fatigued. Her physical color even seemed to pale at those times.
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MORE INFORMATION ON DOPPELGANGERS

Isn’t it said that when a doppelganger is seen by the original person, that death is an inevitable consequence?

 I should have kept on scrolling…

Yes, click on the more information on doppelgangers, many people have experienced it (Abe Lincoln, Queen Elizabeth) and shortly after died
For some reason, it seems to be a bad omen 

sixpenceee:

canislupus247:

inverted-typo:

sixpenceee:

THE CREEPY CASE OF EMILIE  SAGEE

Emilie Sagée was a 32 year old French teacher. And although the school’s administration was quite pleased with Sagée’s performance, she soon became the object of rumor and odd speculation. Sagée, it seemed, had a double that would appear and disappear in full view of the students.

In the middle of class one day, while Sagée was writing on the blackboard, her exact double appeared beside her. The doppelganger precisely copied the teacher’s every move as she wrote, except that it did not hold any chalk. The event was witnessed by 13 students in the classroom. A similar incident was reported at dinner one evening when Sagée’s doppelganger was seen standing behind her, mimicking the movements of her eating, although it held no utensils.

The doppelganger did not always echo her movements, however. On several occasions, Sagée would be seen in one part of the school when it was known that she was in another at that time. The most astonishing instance of this took place in full view of the entire student body of 42 students on a summer day in 1846.

As they sat at the long tables working, they could clearly see Sagée in the school’s garden gathering flowers. Another teacher was supervising the children. When this teacher left the room to talk to the headmistress, Sagée’s doppelganger appeared in her chair - while the real Sagée could still be seen in the garden. The students noted that Sagée’s movements in the garden looked tired while the doppelganger sat motionless. Two brave girls approached the phantom and tried to touch it, but felt an odd resistance in the air surrounding it. One girl actually stepped between the teacher’s chair and the table, passing right through the apparition, which remained motionless. It then slowly vanished.

Sagée claimed never to have seen the doppelganger herself, but said that whenever it was said to appear, she felt drained and fatigued. Her physical color even seemed to pale at those times.

SOURCE

MORE INFORMATION ON DOPPELGANGERS

Isn’t it said that when a doppelganger is seen by the original person, that death is an inevitable consequence?

 I should have kept on scrolling…

Yes, click on the more information on doppelgangers, many people have experienced it (Abe Lincoln, Queen Elizabeth) and shortly after died

For some reason, it seems to be a bad omen 

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Sir Nicholas Winton is a humanitarian who organized a rescue operation that saved the lives of 669 Jewish Czechoslovakia children from Nazi death camps, and brought them to the safety of Great Britain between the years 1938-1939.

After the war, his efforts remained unknown. But in 1988, Winton’s wife Grete found the scrapbook from 1939 with the complete list of children’s names and photos. Sir Nicholas Winton is sitting in an audience of Jewish Czechoslovakian people who he saved 50 years before.

WATCH FULL VIDEO HERE

This post gained more than 100,000 notes in over a day. One of the most powerful things I ever posted. 

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Anonymous asked: What starbucks drink represents what type of doctor?


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ladykaymd:

Oh gosh I love this.

Latte—Internal Medicine—The latte is the backbone of any coffee shop—fail to make a good latte and you fail everywhere! IM docs are often times the center of patient care in the adult world. The perfect mix of strong medicine with just enough mellowed milk poured in, IM docs are hard-working sweethearts ready to go to bat for their patients. 

Red Eye—Rads—Mostly because you’d need that much caffeine to stay awake in the dark all the time!! It’s also essential that radiologists always keep their eyes open to pick up on the tiny details on those CTs. 

Chai—Family medicine—Chai is a little bit of everything! A little sweet, a little spicy, a little creamy, a little tea, a little caffeine. Family med docs seem to have a hand in every pot doing a little derm, a little OB, a little psych, and a little chronic disease management all in one day! Chai seems like the perfect drink for these guys. 

Straight espresso (ideally injected right into a vein)—ER—This one seems pretty obvious to me! ER docs work crazy night shifts, and are generally the kind of adrenaline junkies that would drink their espresso just straight up. 

White chocolate mocha—OB—One part hard core caffeine, one part the sweetest white chocolate you can find, the white chocolate mocha is just like the mix of really crazy procedures they do in OB with the sweet adorable baby moments. 

Black coffee—Neurology—Neuro seems pretty simple on the outside but once you dive into the complexity of it you find a dozen layers underneath that “black box” of a brain. A good strong cup of black coffee is just like this—seemingly simple on the outside, but full of a dozen different flavors you might not have thought of the first time. 

Caramel Frappuccino—Anesthesia—Anesthesiologists are the docs coming to “chill” you out—which is probably why they always seem so “chill”. Caramel Frappuccinos also do double duty hitting dessert and coffee fix in one go—the way anesthesiologists always seem to manage to have time to do medicine and research!

Starbucks Canned Double Shot—Pathology—Mostly because I feel like it was intended to wake the dead. Haha. But more accurately pathologists are often the “neglected” medical specialty with most people feeling like they don’t usually see live patients so they’re not the same as most doctors—BUT they’re a super important part of the team and can really save your butt when you need help fast! Someone get me a read me the biopsy! QUICK! 

Cappuccinos—Surgery—A little bit finicky, the perfect cappuccino can take a lifetime to master. Surgeons, like cappuccinos demand perfection! But, they’re classic, strong, get the job done, and all with a fluffy coat of foam! Besides—pouring the perfect cappuccino with those little designs on top requires quite a precise hand!

Pumpkin Spice Latte—Psych. I mean—come on. The people who are so addicted to this coffee should see psychiatrists for some addiction counseling! 

Skinny Vanilla Latte—Dermatology—While appearing “fluffy” at first glance, dermatologists do everything from cancer to procedural work. Don’t judge this drink from the outside! 

Americano—Ortho—Just like the ortho docs muscling a bone back into place, an americano is just strong enough to wake you up in the morning. (Side note: The drink was named after American GIs who didn’t like the strong French espresso—I’ll let you draw your own conclusion about what that means about ortho docs??)

Hot chocolate—Pediatrics—Warm, comforting, sweet, and adored by children everywhere. 

Disclaimer: this post is OBVIOUSLY a joke. I intend no disrespect to any specialty by it!! It is all intended just to make you laugh and any stereotypes represented here don’t represent my view point on the specialties. 

yay! I get the only tea one!

Ahem… you forgot Urgent Care… I demand to be drink-stereotyped. :)

Urgent care is officially a Cafe Misto because it’s always forgotten—but still officially one of the best things to order at Starbucks. 

Yummiest meme of the medblr sphere!

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jessbuhmanart:

Watercolor paintings by Jessica Buhman
Birds, deer, people, splashes of color, and fun

jessbuhmanart:

Watercolor paintings by Jessica Buhman

Birds, deer, people, splashes of color, and fun

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jingledink:

found two kitties cuddling by the sea

NO WAY this made my year

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squirticuno:

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Dog caught staring

Literally me when my crush looks at me

squirticuno:

4gifs:

Dog caught staring

Literally me when my crush looks at me

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To the men out there -

STOP LOOKING AT ME LIKE I’M A PIECE OF MEAT.

Remember the only difference between me and you is that weak thing dangling between your legs.

I could kill you if I fucking wanted to.

Remember I have the same feet you have. I could kick you in the balls.
Remember I have the same hands you have. I could slap your face and gouge out your leery eyes.

Remember Lizzie Borden, who killed her parents with an axe.
Remember Elizabeth Bathory, who bathed in her victims’ blood.
Remember Aileen Wuornos, the serial killer.
Remember Domino Harvey, the bounty hunter.
Remember the Black Widow and Praying Mantis; who devour the male after sex.
Remember the Lioness, who hunts prey with its claws and teeth.
Remember the Iron Lady, Joan of Arc, Hedy Lamar.
Remember your own mother and sister. Remember ME.

If you can’t offer me politeness, kindness, and respect: do not look at me, do not talk to me. Don’t wolf-whistle, don’t cat-call. Don’t say lewd phrases from across the sidewalk.

You don’t flatter me. You disrespect me. I don’t need your attention and your creepily whispered, “Hey, beautiful” to feel good about myself. Don’t be so fucking vain.

I don’t care if you call me psychotic. It’s just a brand your gender uses on any female that has the guts to tell you, “I DON’T WANT YOU.”

I’d rather be called crazy than weak.

My name in French means Sadist. A person who enjoys inflicting pain. There’s a reason why my mother named me that.

The next time I walk past you, keep your dirty mouth shut.

Or I’ll fucking cut out your tongue.

I hope you like the taste of choking on your own blood.

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