Doctors Get Their Own Cringe-Worthy Instagram

Sean Fitz-gerald | Mashable | June 11, 2013

A new photo-sharing network is changing the way healthcare professionals interact and learn from one another. It's not for those with weak stomachs.

Figure 1, an app created in Canada, is essentially a medical version of Instagram; it allows doctors to share images with the medical community, as well as bookmark and comment on them. Many of the images often contain graphic material.

The two-week-old program, named after the illustrations in scientific texts, features everything from amputated limbs to lacerations to other maladies and surgical procedures.