Kloss & Bruce http://klossandbruce.com Medical Education Comics & Illustration Tue, 03 Jul 2018 00:55:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.9.7 Hulk vs. Hulk http://klossandbruce.com/hulk-vs-hulk/ Mon, 02 Jul 2018 18:17:27 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=818 Dr. Brian Kloss is living the dream! Author of Graphic Guide to Infectious Disease and Toxicology in a Box, Dr. Kloss met multiple personal heroes at Nickel City Comic Con in Buffalo, NY!

Dr. Kloss says, “The Hulk is one of my favorite comic book characters and I used to watch the TV show staring Lou Ferrrigno as a kid.”

Travis Bruce, the skilled artist behind Dr. Kloss’ satirical, pop-culture imaginings, transformed Kloss into a comic book cover with his hero! And Mr. Ferrrigno provided his autograph!

See in the in-progress versions of this drawing here! 1, 2, 3, 4, 5!
Then there was a meeting of giants! “While waiting in line to get my autograph from Mr. Ferrigno I had the opportunity to snap a photograph of these two great men standing together.” Hulk vs. Hulk! Duck for cover! …Or better yet, get out your cell phones for this rare Hulk eclipse!
Travis Bruce also transformed Dr. Kloss into his very own wrestling persona!
See the in-progress versions of this illustration here: 1, 2, 3!
Dr. Kloss continues, “Meeting Hulk Hogan was awesome. I gifted Mr. Hogan an autographed copy of the illustration Travis drew of us and in turn Mr. Hogan autographed a copy of the same illustration for my collection. ┬áThe inspiration for this illustration was the LJN Wrestling Superstars Tag Team action figure set from the mid-eighties.”

“Jason Mewes was on hand as well and signed my illustration of me standing in for him with Silent Bob in front of the Quick Stop. This completed my Kevin Smith/Jason Mewes autograph collection.”
“Look how excited Jason Mewes was to receive an autographed copy of The Graphic Guide to Infectious Disease.” You too can get your own very exciting copy, right here!┬áStay tuned for more adventures from Kloss and Bruce!
Disney Celebrations! http://klossandbruce.com/disney-celebrations/ Sun, 18 Mar 2018 20:36:05 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=778 In celebration for the completion of Graphic Guide to Infectious Disease, Kloss and Bruce went to Disney World!

They journeyed all the way from a galaxy far, far away, all the way to Duckland, and back again. Check out some of their adventures below!

Hard to make a quick exit when Force Choke is available option.

Just as friendly as he is in the movie!

Pew-pew! Pew-pew!

There was even a stop off at Pandora! Kloss and Bruce are mum about whether or not they found any Unobtanium…

Duckland was rocking! Klossy almost convinced Daisy to leave Donald for him!


Donald was too nice to hold any grudges.

Quick stop off in Neverland…

Before heading off to Frozen Norway!

Started to get a little tired. Asked this Wilderness Explorer if he had any balloons we could borrow, but he was all out. So we took the express train.

Pit stop for photos!

No trip to Disney is complete without a visit to Goofy!

Jamboree break!

He was Bear-y nice.

And that’s all for our trip! Thanks for joining us! Check out our brand new store page for all the great stuff we have to offer!

Graphic Guide to Infectious Disease – Coming Soon! http://klossandbruce.com/graphic-guide-to-infectious-disease-coming-soon/ Sun, 11 Mar 2018 02:37:47 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=758 Are you ready for the sequel to Toxicology in a Box? Then you’re in luck, because it’s about to come in like a wrecking ball! Kloss and Bruce have been working hard to get it ready for you, your students, and your residents! Check out the brand new previews over here on the showcase page. Stay tuned for the pre-order links on Amazon for both the paperback and the ebook, published by Elsevier. Have any questions or just want to reach out the creators of Tox in a Box/Graphic Guide to Infectious Disease? Email Klossy007 (at) aol [dot] com!

Video Flashcard: Clonidine Overdose http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-clonidine-overdose/ Sun, 09 Jul 2017 14:36:28 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=732 Clonidine is a central acting alpha-2 receptor agonist taken to lower blood pressure and decrease central alpha agonism in ADHD and opiate withdrawal. It can present similar to opiate overdose with miosis, hypotension, bradycardia, respiratory depression and somnolence. Treatment is often supportive with the infant or young child admitted for observation. As seen in the illustration, the child will respond to physical stimulation and can usually be quickly aroused. Naloxone can have some benefit, but usually requires larger doses than seen in opiate overdose. The use of naloxone can have some benefit if opiate overdose is suspected.

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And don’t forget, we’re working hard on our next project: Infectious Disease in a Box! Check out what ZDoggMD has to say about it here.

Video Flashcard: Salvia Divinorum http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-salvia-divinorum/ Mon, 06 Feb 2017 13:00:02 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=724 Here’s one you probably haven’t heard of before! Salvia Divinorum is a psychoactive plant which induces visions and hallucinations when ingested, but usually it is smoked. The plant contains salvinorin A, a unique and potent selective K-opioid receptor agonist. Since the experience of using salvia tends towards the unpleasant, the drug is thought to have a low potential for abuse. As a dissociative agent, harm can come to the user by walking into traffic, running and tripping, falling out of a window, etc. Click here to view the video!

Video Flashcard: Hydrofluoric Acid Toxidrome http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-hydrofluoric-acid-toxidrome/ Wed, 25 Jan 2017 13:50:58 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=720 Hydrofluoric (HF) Acid is a very toxic acid used in glass etching, jewelry cleaning, and commercial tire rim cleaners and brick cleaners. Pain at the exposed site will be out of proportion to the area of burn. Electrolyte abnormalities, specifically hypocalcemia, can be fatal. Watch the video below and learn about it in only 5 minutes!

Video Flashcard: Visine Prank http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-visine-prank/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 13:45:20 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=717 The Visine Prank was featured in the 2005 comedy Wedding Crashers based on an urban legend that a few drops into a person’s drink will cause diarrhea. This is NOT TRUE and in fact, ingestion of any of the topical imidazoline drugs can cause a serious and life threatening toxidrome. This video explains the Visine Prank, the mechanism of action of these drugs topically and the systemic effects that occur when the drug crosses the blood-brain barrier. Click the link to learn more!

Video Flashcard: Cocaine and Levamisole http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-cocaine-and-levamisole/ Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:40:51 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=714 Listen up, medical students! Eventually, you are going to see this. Learn how to recognize the symptoms cocaine toxicity–including the effects of levamisole as a cutting agent. View this post to go to the flashcard video!

Video Flashcard: Anticholinergic Overdose http://klossandbruce.com/video-flashcard-anticholinergic-overdose/ Mon, 02 Jan 2017 13:36:38 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=711 Medical Students: Remember, Mad as a Hatter, Dry as a Bone, Blind as a Bat, Hot as Hell, Red as a Beet! This video summarizes the anticholinergic toxidrome and includes sources and touches on treatment, most of which is supportive. Click the post to view the video!

Video Flashcard: SALEM TIP Mnemonic http://klossandbruce.com/salem-tip-mnemonic/ Tue, 27 Dec 2016 00:34:43 +0000 http://klossandbruce.com/?p=705 Classic medical student mnemonic for substances causing nystagmus. Essentially alcohols, hypno-sedatives, solvents and some anti-seizure medications. Don’t forget Wernickie’s Encephalopathy (T = Thiamine deficiency) and the classic triad of: acute confusion, ataxia, and opthalmoplegia.