This Innovative App Will Let You Take A Sneak Peek Inside The E.R.

Not for the faint of heart.

Figure 1 is an app that has been dubbed the "Instagram for doctors," as it allows physicians to communicate in a new way in the digital age. 

While protecting patient confidentiality by obscuring names and tattoos, doctors share images of diseases, injuries, and other maladies onto the app. Other doctors can then comment on the pictures, sharing their own experience in treating similar conditions, asking questions, or expressing amazement in what they're seeing. It's great for medical professionals at all stages in their career to connect 

The app, which was the brainchild of Dr. Josh Landy, launched in 2013 and has hundreds of thousands of active users in 100 countries. Though it is intended for medical professionals, the app is free and anyone can sign up. However, it's against the rules to get medical advice for yourself on it. Once you see the images, you'll understand why it's best to go see your doctor in person as soon as you have a concern.

Just as a heads up, you probably don't want to be eating as you click through the images.


20. Severely enlarged tongue

Figure 1

19. Darkened fingernails

18. Extracranial meningiomas

17. Thrombocytopenia did a number on these legs.

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