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On this page there are a few videos that do not fit easily elsewhere. Take a look! The quick guide to the site is Video 4 below.

Video 1: Welcome to dermatology (for our year 5 Edinburgh Medical School students).
Video 2: Navigating the online resources.
Video 3: Putting on surgical gloves.
Video 4: What has changed in dermatology over one clinician’s career.
Video 5: Botulinum and its aesthetic uses.

Miscellaneous video 1

Welcome to dermatology

This is the introduction to the clinical dermatology attachment for our year five students in the Edinburgh Medical School.

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Miscellaneous video 2

Navigating the online resources

This video was updated summer 2018.

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Miscellaneous video 3

Putting on sterile gloves

Techniques for putting on surgical gloves may (reasonably) vary between specialties (are you wearing gowns; is the field ‘clean’ or ‘sterile’). This is how we do it.

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Miscellaneous video 4

What has changed in dermatology over one clinician’s career?

I often think many people overestimate how fast clinical practice and the nitty gritty of doctoring changes — usually because they have an agenda. But the changes in my own specialty over 30 years are enormous, and I talk about them here. First, cutaneous oncology and the large increases in skin cancer incidence have fed the growth of dermatological surgery. Dermatology is now a procedural speciality, with subspecialisation essential. Second, bed numbers have dropped, in part because of the development of new treatments, and also because of financial constraints; as well as patient preferences. The predictable slight downside has been the loss of much skilled nursing support. Finally, new drugs have, if not revolutionised, changed drastically the management of some of the common inflammatory dermatoses. Plus ca change. Dermatology is different and what dermatologists do is different.

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Miscellaneous video 5

Botulinum toxin and its aesthetic uses

This is, of course, off-course, but I put it here for those of you who are interested. There is another purpose, and that is to remind you how much medical invention really works, rather than the sanitised often self-serving version that is sometimes thrust upon ‘busy’ med students. Read the Wikipedia entry on botox to see what I mean. Finding drugs is hard; finding diseases that you can use a drug on, is harder.

Thanks to Lisa Naysmith for allowing me to use this video, and to Glasgow NHS who recorded the video. The volunteer was not a patient of Glasgow NHS. And yes, anatomy matters.

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