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20th Sep '17 6:18:52 PM TheDocCC
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* Want to make a doctor, a toxicologist, and a pharmacist howl in laughter together? Show them the toxins and disease table in the 20th Anniversary Edition of the Old WorldOfDarkness game line. It contains such madness as:
** Methanol is a relatively benign poison, and less dangerous than tear gas (Real world: untreated methanol poisoning will blind you and/or kill you, and even treated it just might)
** You resolve whether or not you get cancer with a roll that takes place in a single turn (3 sec)
** The difficulty of catching a disease and the difficulty of fighting it off are the same, so a lethal disease is always easy to catch, while highly transmissible, not-too-painful diseases don't exist
** Fouled water is a thing. Don't ask what that is, how it's fouled, or with what it's fouled.
** Ebola is apparently airborne, since it must be avoided with methods similar to avoiding a cloud of poison gas.
** OneDoseFitsAll is absolutely in effect.
** It is just as easy to catch HIV as it is leprosy.
** No (non-magical) system describes how to cure these diseases, nor what might be possible with mundane medicine that should be available to the majority of characters in the WorldOfDarkness.
** The game explicitly states that there is no way to do anything but treat the effects of a toxin, when several on the list have literal exact antidotes.
** Somehow, in the middle of an opiod epidemic in the United States, in a cartoonishly simple list of toxins, narcotics are nowhere to be seen.
** Somehow, in the middle of an epidemic of deaths from synthetic marijuana in the United States and virtually no cases of death attributed to old-fashioned marijuana, the chart collapses both into just THC.
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3rd Aug '17 4:12:11 PM DarthNANAME
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* ''VideoGame/Hitman2016'': The final target of Season One is a man who suffers from Situs Inversus, a birth defect where some or most of a person's internal organs are mirror-flipped (IE: the heart is on the right), which makes him prone to heart problems. This is true to real life. However, this man needs a heart transplant that requires a special mirrored donor heart to fix the aforementioned heart problems or else he'll die; this isn't true to real life, as a person with Situs Inversus can receive a regular left-handed heart transplant, albeit it requires a far more complex surgery.
13th Jun '17 4:31:28 AM Hjortron18
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* ''Film/DoctorStrange'' doesn't so much fail the medical boards as it smears its snot all over the surgical team, contaminating everyone. It's gross incompetence like being unmasked in the room or washing one's hands too quickly (a bad scrub) followed by masking up (now your hands are contaminated) followed by gloving up. The movie also apparently has no idea what roles doctors actually have, demonstrates absolutely awful skills when it comes to interacting with patients, and does not seem to understand medical administration. And the violations of HIPPA (patient privacy) border on comical.

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* ''Film/DoctorStrange'' ''Film/DoctorStrange2016'' doesn't so much fail the medical boards as it smears its snot all over the surgical team, contaminating everyone. It's gross incompetence like being unmasked in the room or washing one's hands too quickly (a bad scrub) followed by masking up (now your hands are contaminated) followed by gloving up. The movie also apparently has no idea what roles doctors actually have, demonstrates absolutely awful skills when it comes to interacting with patients, and does not seem to understand medical administration. And the violations of HIPPA (patient privacy) border on comical.
31st May '17 11:13:16 PM SubbyP
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** Apparently, [[UnfortunateImplications asexuality doesn't exist in healthy people]] [[note]]despite an estimated seventy ''million'' people being asexual in RealLife[[/note]], is the same thing as absent libido[[note]]it's not--it's the absence of sexual ''attraction'', not the inability to get horny. However, the absence of libido ''can'' be a sign of other medical problems[[/note]] and can be caused by tumors.
21st Mar '17 9:12:57 PM Sharlee
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** The spinothalamic tract is stated to transmit pain and vibration. It actually transmits pain and temperature.

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** The spinothalamic tract is stated to transmit pain and vibration. It actually transmits pain and temperature. Also, no doctor would call the pathways within the spinal cord "nerves" (they're axons or nerve fibers), and severing them would do nothing to prevent Westlake from suffering unbearable pain from his burned ''face''.
21st Mar '17 9:05:33 PM Sharlee
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* An episode of ''HermansHead'' played into the myth that sugar is 100% fatal to diabetics. Part of the story involved Herman giving a bear a donut and then finding out later that the bear was diabetic and died a short time later.

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* An episode of ''HermansHead'' played into the myth that sugar is 100% fatal to diabetics. Part of the story involved Herman giving a bear a donut and then finding out later that the bear was diabetic and died a short time later. Note that even if the myth were true, an animal as large as a bear would need a ''lot'' more sugar than one donut could contain to affect its glucose level significantly.
20th Mar '17 1:07:27 PM Discar
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->''"Creator/KalPenn of ''HaroldAndKumar'' fame joined ''Series/{{House}}'' during Season 4, when his character refused to leave after getting fired during tryouts (in the House universe, hospitals choose doctors the same way high schools choose cheerleaders)."''
-->-- From [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18488_the-5-worst-deaths-written-great-characters-and-why_p2.html#ixzz2RsZKrIlE this]] ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' article

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->''"Creator/KalPenn ->''"Osamu Tezuka was educated as a doctor, so the stories are rich in medical knowledge and experience. Except, of ''HaroldAndKumar'' fame joined ''Series/{{House}}'' during Season 4, course, when his character refused Tezuka decides that it would be more fun to leave after getting fired during tryouts (in the House universe, hospitals choose doctors the same way high schools choose cheerleaders).just make crazy shit up. Which is pretty much constantly."''
-->-- From [[http://www.cracked.com/article_18488_the-5-worst-deaths-written-great-characters-and-why_p2.html#ixzz2RsZKrIlE this]] ''Website/{{Cracked}}'' article
'''[[http://shaenon.livejournal.com/58712.html?thread=806488 Overlooked Manga Festival]]''' on ''Manga/BlackJack''
18th Mar '17 7:31:08 PM Candi
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*** Hell, a first year Psychology student could tell you that. Funnily enough one possible treatment for serious epilepsy and a few other disorders that cause frequent seizures is to sever the corpus callosum (a bundle of white matter that connects both hemispheres of the brain) one of the few occasions in real life medicine where doctors would be happy to cut someone's brain.
18th Mar '17 4:15:04 PM TheDocCC
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* ''Film/DoctorStrange'' doesn't so much fail the medical boards as it smears its snot all over the surgical team, contaminating everyone. It's gross incompetence like being unmasked in the room or washing one's hands too quickly (a bad scrub) followed by masking up (now your hands are contaminated) followed by gloving up. The movie also apparently has no idea what roles doctors actually have, demonstrates absolutely awful skills when it comes to interacting with patients, and does not seem to understand medical administration. And the violations of HIPPA (patient privacy) border on comical.
14th Mar '17 10:25:34 AM Vir
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May be related to YouFailBiologyForever. See also YouFailPharmacologyForever.

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May be related to YouFailBiologyForever. ArtisticLicenseBiology. See also YouFailPharmacologyForever.
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