RESOURCE [DO NOT POST -- UNDER CONSTRUCTION] Nova's Anatomy: Medicine and You, the Writer

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this resource is currently under construction. i ask kindly that you do not post here for the time being until there "do not post" is no longer a part of the thread's title. if you need to reach out to me about this resource for any reason, either pm me or comment on this thread in the help section which is addressing the making of this resource. i'll apologize in advance as this will take some time to complete, but that's only because 1) i am an actual medical student in the midst of my studies and 2) i want to make this accurate and helpful as possible!

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INDEX
prologue, author's note, & resources
chapter one — anatomy & terminology
chapter two — common ailments & injuries
chapter three — the medical profession
chapter four — the hospital & its history
chapter five — historical impact of disease
chapter six — integration of fact & fiction

nova's anatomy
PROLOGUE

Medicine is a part of our everyday lives as human beings. Whether you interact with it directly—in the form of a doctor's appointment or a surgical procedure—or indirectly—by taking medication or putting some Neosporin on a cut—medicine is integral to our understanding of life as we know it and our histories, too. The work that has gone into understanding the human body spans millennia and still happening to this day, and the practice of medicine is ever-evolving because of it. With this guide, I'm hoping to shed some light on medicine—both as a practice and as a diagnostic and treatment tool. Even better yet, maybe you'll learn something along the way!

AUTHOR'S NOTE
I feel I am the best person to write this as I am currently a medical student (and upon graduation, a second-generation doctor), and I noticed that there's a general lack of information regarding medicine on the forum. I cannot promise everything will be precisely perfect, but I will search high and low to ensure that it is to the best of my knowledge. I understand that many medical resources are very difficult to understand, and I want to help bridge that gap with the information that I am constantly learning through classes and experience with patients.

Additionally, I am an American, so the vast majority of this will be coming from an understanding of the American healthcare system (even with all of its flaws). I will try to incorporate information about other healthcare systems where I can, and if I don't feel I can do so adequately, I will include links to resources better suited where appropriate.

Finally, please—and I cannot stress this enough—do not ask me for personal medical advice. I legally cannot give you medical advice unless I am your physician, which I am not. I can, however, help you with medical issues in your roleplay's and the like—and not as some thinly-veiled attempt to talk about your health issues. Don't take that as me not caring about those issues, though—I care very deeply, but I also want you to get adequate care which I cannot give you through a roleplay forum.


AUTHOR'S WARNING

I will not, under any circumstances, entertain anti-vaccination arguments. They have been proven under multiple rigorous, peer-reviewed studies to be effective and safe. More importantly, to treat people with autism as if their existence is worse than a pandemic is regressive and shameful. I will not address this again.

RESOURCES

  • the Mayo Clinic Patient Care & Health Information
    • You can search diseases/conditions, symptoms, tests, procedures, & drugs and supplements by their first letter for easy-to-read information on the selected topic
  • MedlinePlus
    • US National Library of Medicine-funded resource for patients including an extensive medical encyclopedia
  • Center for Disease Control and Prevention
    • Everything you could possibly want to know about current epidemiological issues, public health guidelines, and other common diseases & conditions
  • Drugs.com
    • You can search for medications by name or by symptom, including dosage and side effect information
  • WebMD Symptom Checker
    • Insert a set of symptoms that you would like your character to have, and, from that, you can narrow down a list of potential ailments for which you can choose to look into for a plot device
 
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nova's anatomy: chapter one
GENERAL ANATOMY & TERMINOLOGY

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ANATOMICAL ADJECTIVES

the SKELETON

the ORGANS

the MUSCLES

GENERAL TERMINOLOGY
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nova's anatomy: chapter two
COMMON AILMENTS & INJURIES

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nova's anatomy: chapter three
THE MEDICAL PROFESSION

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nova's anatomy: chapter four
THE HOSPITAL & ITS HISTORY

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HISTORICAL IMPACT OF DISEASE

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nova's anatomy: chapter six
INTEGRATION OF FACT INTO FICTION

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