Author Archive for Victoria Frankenstein

Hi, I’m Victoria Frankenstein, almost-doctor and host of the web series “Frankenstein MD.” You can go ahead and start referring to me now as “Dr. Frankenstein,” just so you’re used to it when it actually happens. Which will be any day now.

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Magnetic Brain Stimulation – Episode 4

Magnetic Brain Stimulation – Episode 4

August 22, 2014

Iggy DeLacey helps me demonstrate Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. See Robert’s favorite movie scenes depicting brain stimulation.

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Memo to Students – August 20, 2014

Memo to Students – August 20, 2014

August 20, 2014

The latest from Dr. Waldman, who apparently didn’t notice my rigorous hand-washing regimen before and after my hemoglobin demonstration. – Victoria

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Anaesthetics vs. Paralytics – Episode 3

Anaesthetics vs. Paralytics – Episode 3

August 19, 2014

Eli Lavenza and Rory Clerval help me demonstrate the difference between anaesthetic and paralytic drugs. No childhood friends were harmed in the making of this video. Don’t forget to read up on paralytic and anaesthetic agents here.

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Moving vs. Feeling: Anaesthesia and Paralytic Drugs

Moving vs. Feeling: Anaesthesia and Paralytic Drugs

August 18, 2014

One of the topics I’ve been fascinated with lately is the difference between paralytic and anaesthetic agents. I think a lot of people confuse the two, and I want to set the record straight as we prepare to head into our next experiment in episode 3 of Frankenstein, MD.  If you’re already lost (or your name […]

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The Truth About Fake Blood – Episode 2

The Truth About Fake Blood – Episode 2

August 15, 2014

In which I discuss the potential breakthrough of using E. coli bacteria to produce a viable blood substitute – with some unexpected input from my mentor, Dr. Abraham Waldman. Read more about the uses of E. coli here.

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E. coli and Synthetic Blood

E. coli and Synthetic Blood

August 14, 2014

The second episode of Frankenstein, MD features Escherichia coli, commonly known as E. coli, a strain of bacteria that normally lives in the intestines of people and animals. While it doesn’t have the best reputation thanks to cases of food poisoning, this versatile micro-organism can be used for all sorts of fascinating things. By inserting recombinant […]

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Memo to Students – August 12, 2014

Memo to Students – August 12, 2014

August 13, 2014

As part of my agreement for using Dr. Waldman’s lab, I am required to occasionally post memos from Engle State administration. I’m sure you’ll find the bureaucratic insights of our university scholars to be fascinating and invaluable. – Victoria

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Introducing Victoria – Episode 1

Introducing Victoria – Episode 1

August 12, 2014

For our first experiment, Iggy and I use an electrocardiogram to demonstrate the link between electricity and the heart’s pacemaking function. The results are … memorable. I’ve compiled some background reading on the subject here.

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Animal Electricity

Animal Electricity

August 11, 2014

Hi everyone. I’m very excited to release the first three episodes of Frankenstein, MD, the web series that challenges assumptions and pushes boundaries in the fields of science and medicine. In our first experiment, my partner Iggy DeLacey and I explore the connection between electricity and the source of life itself. And I’ve got all […]

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Happy Birthday, Robert!

Happy Birthday, Robert!

August 7, 2014

Best wishes to our cameraman, video editor, and resident adventurer Robert Walton. Look, Iggy and a few million of his closest friends made you a present. Just be glad it wasn’t a depiction of male anatomy like he usually makes. Sincerely, Victoria

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