What obesity does to the body: An exclusive post-mortem

Figure 1 joins forces with BBC and a top histopathologist for Grand Rounds A baggy heart, fatty...


The power of modern medicine in 10 cases

The story of modern medicine is told every day on Figure 1. In tens of thousands of images, we...


Why U.S. patients treated by international medical graduates are less likely to die

If your doctor was trained overseas instead of in the United States, you are less likely to die in...


How to take a stunning medical photograph

A kidney donor waves to the recipient on her way to the operating room. These patients were part of...


ZDoggMD's advice for medical students

  Dr. Zubin Damania, better known as medical rapper ZDoggMD, is a Stanford-trained internal...


Another digital first for BMJ as medical publisher joins Figure 1

In 1995, BMJ became the first medical publisher to go online. Now, the company is making history...


With new font for doctors, Figure 1 is now available in healthcare’s native language

With Medic Sans, busy doctors can share cases in a native way. Figure 1, the communication platform...


What you should know for Match Day 2017

After a grueling number of years, fourth-year medical students across the United States are now...


Treating zebras: Healthcare’s response to rare disease

When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras. This motto is drummed into U.S. medical students,...


The war on drugs has failed. Now what?

A BMJ editor shares five key readings to understand drug policy and the urgent need for reform ...


Show healthcare you care with Figure 1 Valentines

This Valentine’s Day, Figure 1 is helping you show your appreciation for the healthcare...


Case of the Week: Hunting for deer and a diagnosis

While hunting, an 18-year-old male developed an erythematous, pruritic rash that started on his...


Five female physicians you must follow today

A self-portrait done by Dr. Kathryn Ko (@doc_ambidexter). In honor of National Women Physicians Day,...


A biochemist investigates the secret life of fat

Everyone knows there is an obesity epidemic in the United States. One in three American adults is...


A daily reminder of how healthcare gets better

Every day on Figure 1, healthcare gets better. Tens of thousands of healthcare professionals log on...


Meet the researcher behind that infamous male birth control study

Dr. Richard Anderson addresses the controversy and explains why he wants “safe and effective...


Case of the Week: An unusual presentation from sub-Saharan Africa

Case of the Week: An unusual presentation from sub-Saharan Africa A medical resident met a young...


How Doctors Without Borders is saving the lives of Syrian refugees

A Syrian patient undergoes facial reconstruction surgery in Amman, Jordan During the bombardment of...


How NASA's doctors are preparing for a manned mission to Mars

You have been selected as the ship doctor on the first manned mission to Mars. What do you pack?...


Honoring Florence Nightingale with a bot

Wikipedia Florence Nightingale, who was born on this day in 1820, was not only the founder of modern...


@DrVikasShah

Radiology and the Art of Lego

Dr. Vikas Shah (@DrVikasShah) is a UK-based radiologist who specializes in abdominal imaging. His...


Enlarged abdomen case by @sonjamd

An American ER Doctor in Switzerland

Born and raised in California, Dr. Sonja Knittel-Hliddal (@sonjamd) spent a year (which turned into...


Three month old with chylous effusion

1 on 1 with a Third-Generation Radiologist

"I am a third-generation radiologist. I remember going in as a young boy and helping hang films for...

Can you tell Zika from dengue fever?

A patient with the Zika virus. Click the image to see the original case on Figure 1.   Zika...


Case of the Week: Handwriting After a Brain Injury

  This is a patient’s first attempt at handwriting after a brain injury. View this case on...