74 minutes | Mar 27, 2020

Episode 7: Blood in the Time of Dinosaurs

SUBJECTIVEIn episode 7 of this season, we talk about Mad Max's terrible IV line management and the overuse of dino rex machina. Bedside organization is important even when you're working on a high speed scrap heap in the middle of a desert while being chased by War Boys. Plus, we finally take our highly anticipated trip to Jurassic World and discuss whether you can give good guy T-rex blood to a velociraptor. The main question is this: how many iterations of Jurassic Park do we need to build before someone tightens up these lax security protocols?OBJECTIVEResources, Citations, and Mentions:Blood Work: A Tale of Medicine and Murder in the Scientific Revolution by Holly TuckerAABB - Highlights of Transfusion Medicine HistoryThe title that both Jen and Deepa butcher is this: Exercitatio Anatomica de Motu Cordis et Sanguinis in Animalibus (Anatomical Account of the Motion of the Heart and Blood), which was William Harvey's description of the circulatory system in 1628H. A. Oberman, Early History of Blood Substitutes Transfusion of Milk (pdf). Transfusion, 9(2), Mar-Apr 1969Mad Max: Fury Road, Furiosa transfusion scene (YouTube link)Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom, T-rex to raptor transfusion scene (YouTube link)Fact-Checking Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom by Carmen Russo, Slate June 2018Catherine Bovens and Tim Gruffydd-Jones, Xenotransfusion with canine blood in the feline species: review of the literature. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 15(2), Sep 2012Exotic animal blood transfusions: An overview by Stephen Cital for VetBloomCorrections:Deepa was right - it was order, not genus. Which makes sense, given that cats and dogs are definitely not the same genus. Oops!ASSESSMENTDeepa: Fury Road gets a 9 out of 10 for guaranteed sepsis; Fallen Kingdom gets a 7 out of 10 for a T-rex to velociraptor xenotransfusion, and a 1 out of 10 for the lack of cut-down, blind stick blood drawJen: Fury Road gets 4.5 out of 5 blood bags (half point deduction for unnecessarily stabbing Charlize Theron a second time); Fallen Kingdom gets 5 out of 5 baby Blues for cuteness, and 1 out of 5 floppy Chris Pratts escaping from lava for believabilityPLANShoutouts:If you want more info on the history of blood transfusions, check out the Sawbones ep on transfusions.Special thanks to Butterscotch Shenanigans for letting us use their podcast equipment! Check out their game dev comedy podcast Coffee with Butterscotch!Subscribe to our medical ramblings on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Stitcher, or wherever you get your podcasts! Rate, review, and tell your friends!Got a question or suggestion? Find us on Twitter @DocsWatchPod, or visit us at docswatchpod.com.Theme Music and SFX: Kevin MacLeod (CC BY) - RetroFuture Clean, Danse Macabre-Big Hit 2
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