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  Mar 11, 2012                  

Moving pictures of minute bodily processes


Below are some fascinating videos about your body. I got the idea and some of the links from the NRC-website, where the Dutch reader finds some textual background information.

There are more similarly styled very interesting videos - that is, if you want to know how your body works - namely here:

Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research

Also, here is a link to the Wikipedia lemma on Drew Berry, who made the pictures

Actually, there was more introductory text in this Nederlog, but it went unasked to bitheaven, while I was trying to get the videos fit into the text, and so all I say is that while I do find the videos fascinating, I don't much like the eerie music. But that may be just me.

The first video below introduces the man who found much of what is shown first, the virologist Sir Frank Macfarlane Burnet; the second is a talk with moving pictures by Drew Berry; and the other three are on some interesting bodily processes.

If I were 45 years younger, it might well have moved me to study biology or virology. (*)

This is real science, not psychiatry and it is nice to be able to show the difference - a real subject, not weasel words about fictions and manipulative very dishonest bullshit in a sauce of medicalese served with psychobabble - so beautifully and interestingly:

(*) In fact I was a teenager in the Sixties, although also then, for some reason - Sputniks, satellites, space-travel, moonlanding! - I was never much interested in travelling into outer space, especially while there still was so much to discover on earth, that also looked a lot more lively and attractive.

Corrections, if any are necessary, have to be made later.


As to ME/CFS (that I prefer to call ME):
1.  Anthony Komaroff Ten discoveries about the biology of CFS (pdf)
3.  Hillary Johnson The Why
4.  Consensus of M.D.s Canadian Consensus Government Report on ME (pdf)
5.  Eleanor Stein Clinical Guidelines for Psychiatrists (pdf)
6.  William Clifford The Ethics of Belief
7.  Paul Lutus

Is Psychology a Science?

8.  Malcolm Hooper Magical Medicine (pdf)
 Maarten Maartensz
ME in Amsterdam - surviving in Amsterdam with ME (Dutch)
 Maarten Maartensz Myalgic Encephalomyelitis

Short descriptions of the above:                

1. Ten reasons why ME/CFS is a real disease by a professor of medicine of Harvard.
2. Long essay by a professor emeritus of medical chemistry about maltreatment of ME.
3. Explanation of what's happening around ME by an investigative journalist.
4. Report to Canadian Government on ME, by many medical experts.
5. Advice to psychiatrist by a psychiatrist who understa, but nds ME is an organic disease
6. English mathematical genius on one's responsibilities in the matter of one's beliefs:

7. A space- and computer-scientist takes a look at psychology.
8. Malcolm Hooper puts things together status 2010.
9. I tell my story of surviving (so far) in Amsterdam/ with ME.
10. The directory on my site about ME.

See also: ME -Documentation and ME - Resources
The last has many files, all on my site to keep them accessible.

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