What is the name of that antique metal disc that doctors used to wear on their foreheads? AnitanitaBoyfriend just shared that doctors used to use it to hear heartbeats by pressing the disc against the chest. But he doesn't know the name. My googlefu is not strong enough, so I turn to the collective wisdom of the group.....
posted by anitanita
on Apr 9, 2008 -
I found a 1910 Indian head ten dollar gold coin in my childhood piggy bank. It looks like this
. I have seen it listed online for different values between $400 and $1700. I am broke and (regretfully) feel like I need to convert it into cash. How do I do this quickly, fairly, and for maximum profit?
posted by mr. remy
on Dec 23, 2007 -
Our new, ten-month old adopted male (but fixed) cat does this
(knead, get down on his haunches, and hump). Unlike the previous poster, however, he does this to our heads whenever we lay down. Is there any way to get him to stop? It's not the best way to wake up. [more inside]
posted by ztdavis
on Sep 26, 2007 -
i want to buy one of those heads made out of pottery that show different bits of the brain; i can't for the life of me find out what they're called, but you see them on telly in doctor's surgeries and they look mighty fine. anyone got any ideas what they're called, despite my rather lame description?
posted by CliveDallas
on Aug 26, 2007 -
I could use some shaving tips, with regards to two specific questions: (i) how to achieve a much closer facial shave; and (ii) tips, anecdotes, etc. on headshaving. [more inside]
posted by WCityMike
on Aug 15, 2007 -
Is it possible to tell the difference between an old, long-standing injury and a more recent injury to the brain on a brain scan? Would a particular type of brain scan (fMRI as opposed to CAT scan) be better able to reveal the difference between the two? This question would be pertinent to the Peter Braunstein case: earlier in the news coverage, they showed Braunstein's brain scan on television, because the defense claims that the decreased activity shown in the frontal region is consistent with schizophrenia. However, I understand Braunstein hit his head while in custody, and I'm thinking that could cause a similar result on the brain scan. I'm also wondering, could a brain scan show whether he got dropped on his head when he was a baby and/or all three possible conditions and when, approximately, they developed?
posted by bunky
on Jun 18, 2007 -
Can you please recommend a great neurologist in the New Haven County (Connecticut) area? [more inside]
posted by sneakin
on Jun 15, 2007 -
So, I'm pretty sure that I'm on the tail end of what fits the definition of a migraine. It hurts a lot less than it did. What do I say when I call the doctor's office? [more inside]
posted by ArgentCorvid
on Jun 8, 2007 -
I and my SO have to travel to the Sun City, Hilton Head, Florence part of South Carolina. We have a two day block where the person who we are to visit has to attend a conference. Whats to do in this area? Not interested in golf or other sports.
posted by Raybun
on May 30, 2007 -
I love my boyfriend and enjoy his company. He loves me a lot. Why then do I feel on edge when I'm near him? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on May 9, 2007 -
HELP MY EYE!!!! I hope that got your attention, because I have a long explanation about my LEFT EYE.....It has a serious problem where it is constantly closing and it is basically half the size of my right eye. I have no idea what it is and need any information that there is out there. Sorry it's so long :( [more inside]
posted by eve28
on Apr 29, 2007 -
Y'know how, in cartoons, when one is knocked out, particularly in a boxing match, there'll be stars floating around your head as you lay there? My grandfather said this was based on a real medical condition where boxers would see 'stars' of light in their field of vision after getting knocked out, and I need to know more about this. Details inside. [more inside]
posted by Ash3000
on Nov 21, 2006 -
What would the easiest way to make a huge Hello Kitty head for my Halloween costume?
posted by lannanh
on Oct 23, 2006 -
Where do these images of a 1950's era woman doing head exercises come from? (Pretty SFW, but you might get a few odd looks) [more inside]
posted by greatgefilte
on Oct 14, 2006 -
Did you happen to see a kids' movie on TV in the 1970s about a brother and sister who carried a Spanish-speaking disembodied head around in a box? [more inside]
posted by chippie
on Oct 9, 2006 -
I'm looking for a hat for my large (25in) head. Specifically, I'm looking for a hat like my treasured Goorin hat which doesn't seem to be in production anymore. It's more poofy than this
, less poofy than this
. Help a big-headed brother out.
posted by the jam
on Sep 1, 2006 -
Is brain pressure a normal symptom during the months of recovery after a head injury? [more inside]
posted by bleary
on Aug 10, 2006 -
My scalp itches terribly in one spot. I'm not sure how to tell wether it's dandruff, dry scalp, an allergy or some silly nervous condition that makes me scratch it. [more inside]
posted by FortyT-wo
on Mar 31, 2006 -
How do I find niche Job recruiters for this niche work I do. I negotiate contracts with Doctors who participate in clinical trials... [more inside]
posted by BeerGrin
on Mar 23, 2006 -
What movie has a scene in which a man fishes for eels using a horse head for bait? It may be foreign.
posted by buriednexttoyou
on Nov 3, 2005 -
I am hoping that one of the Google-masters here can help me where I have failed. I am looking for an old photo of Scottie Pippen with a large swelling on his forehead. Approximately ten years ago, he bumped his head during a game and the bump swelled to the size of a golf-ball... sticking out of his forehead. Thanks in advance.
posted by jimmereeno
on Sep 23, 2005 -
How do I improve my cunnilingus technique? I do pretty well as it is but operate under the beliefs that a) it's something you can never be too good at and b) different people like different things, so I'd love to know new things to try. What do you like to do/like to have done to you? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 26, 2005 -
I always get bed head. How do you stop bed head from happening, or fix it once you've got it?
posted by donkeymon
on Apr 24, 2005 -
My head is an in-between size. I want to shrink a fitted New Era baseball cap very slightly, by maybe a sixteenth of an inch. Google only seems to tell me how to avoid doing so, and putting it in the dryer strikes me as overkill. Any tips from the local chapeau connoisseurs? Or should I just put off my next trip to the barber's?
posted by DrJohnEvans
on Jan 10, 2005 -
Does anyone have any secrets for finding vacation rentals? My family and I are trying to plan a trip to Va Beach or Nags Head, for the first week in June... I can search google and find all the rental sites, but I'd really like perhaps a site that might do searches for both locations and return the results on one page... or insider information, hopefully from people that live in that area, or do it frequently.
posted by TuxHeDoh
on Jan 7, 2005 -
How do you remove a screw after totally raping its head?
posted by Evstar
on Nov 20, 2004 -
MedFilter: Is there any reason why, with an enriched blood supply attached, a severed head couldn't be kept alive? If so, could it be kept alive beyond typical life expectancy? The only worthwhile attempt at an answer I can dig up is this,
but I imagine this question comes up in med school quite a lot.. (There is a particularly kookie book called If We Can Keep A Severed Head Alive.. on this topic but it's generally regarded as 'nut literature'.
posted by wackybrit
on Jul 15, 2004 -
What's the deal nowadays with HMDs (head mounted displays)? Sony Glasstron
seems to be the leader, last I saw, but I don't know if they're even actually in production anymore (they're still plenty available online, though). The Glasstron lacks any kind of API for 3D, which wouldn't be a bad idea considering it does have separate screens for each eye. I-glasses
seem also to be popular, but from the models I've seen they seem rather large and outdated (and embarrassingly marketed). Has there been no progress in this category? It seems like an obvious market, and I'm thinking of getting one.
posted by abcde
on Mar 25, 2004 -