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Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by TheMightyAngus, May 6, 2007.

  1. TheMightyAngus

    TheMightyAngus 5+ Year Member

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    Anyone know of a good desk lamp/lightbulb? My 13W flourescent lamp is killing me. The glare from glossy textbook pages is burning holes in my retinas day in and day out. I'm starting to develop photophobia. I blame Goljan and his glare-amplifying path review book.
     
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  3. Anastasis

    Anastasis caffeinated for safety Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I use those reveal lightbulbs. I was wary at first because it just seemed like a gimmick but I swear they're easier on my eyes.
     
  4. indo

    indo Feed me a stray cat 7+ Year Member

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    full spectrum are nice! I haven't found a solution to the textbook glare phenomenon.
     
  5. Bertelman

    Bertelman Maverick! 7+ Year Member

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    Def. like the Reveal bulbs, but for a desk lamp try halogen. Beats the incessant hum of a flourescent.
     
  6. OCPreMed

    OCPreMed Member 7+ Year Member

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    Yeah, its a rough life for us but I found a solution that 50% of the time, works every time. Tilt your text book towards about 40-75 degrees. If you are using a flat desk, stack some books and lean your book against them and use a weight to hold your book up. Depending on how the lighting is, this should fix your problem.

    I have also seen stands that will prop your book up for you this exact way I am talking about. This works but it looks a little Xtreme http://www.bookholder.com/.. this is IDEAL


    hope it helps...
     
  7. ColinHay

    ColinHay Its A Mistake 7+ Year Member

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    I Love Lamp
     
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  9. njbmd

    njbmd Guest Moderator Emeritus 5+ Year Member

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    I use an "EasyReader". It costs $12 and folds into a clipboard when not being used as a book stand. It has five adjustable settings. Cheap and no glare no matter where I am. It fits on my lap or desk. the one drawback is that my Sabiston's Surgical Text is pretty heavy for this over long periods of time. Otherwise, it works great.

    At my table in the lecture hall (when I was a medical student), I kept my text on the EasyReader stand, my laptop in front of me for taking notes and my travel coffee mug on the left side. Worked great.

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  10. indo

    indo Feed me a stray cat 7+ Year Member

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    :laugh: :laugh:
     
  11. Critical Mass

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    I Love Floor.
     
  12. UnderdogMD

    UnderdogMD Blow the Whistle!!! 7+ Year Member

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    Where'd you get those clothes from, the toilet store?
     

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