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4th Jul '16 10:56:07 AM DarcyFoster
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* ''Film/CasinoRoyale2006'':
** Whenever Le Chiffre uses his inhaler he puffs out - thus exhaling (rather than inhaling) his medicine.
** When Bond is poisoned, he is advised to use the defribilator and combopen. The former is not used as it can increase the dysrhythmia, while the latter would have no effect.
21st May '16 3:16:13 PM Fireblood
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* ''Film/VeraDrake'': The method of abortion which Vera uses was actually invariably lethal-there's no way she'd have used this for twenty years before having a fatality. It's also extremely painful-they would not be getting up after that like nothing happened. Jennifer Worth of ''Series/CallTheMidwife'' fame [[http://www.theguardian.com/film/2005/jan/06/health.healthandwellbeing harshly criticized the portrayal]].
11th May '16 1:17:13 PM eroock
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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 ->''"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).
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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8th May '16 11:10:14 PM erforce
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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} Salvation'' includes a character getting impaled through the chest, which requires a heart transplant to fix. This is a huge medical mistake because there is no trauma that would require this. If the heart is not punctured, he does not require a new heart. If the heart is punctured, he would be instantly dead. It's one or the other, and there is nothing in between[[note]]Yes, a trauma which blows a big enough hole in the heart is going to leave you very dead very quick, but an injury which nicks the myocardium could cause a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiac_tamponade pericardial tamponade]]. This is treated by pericardiocentesis (drainage with a needle) followed by surgical repair of the heart. A cardiac tamponade is caused when there is bleeding into the tough sac of connective tissue which surrounds the heart. The sac cannot hold enough fluid for the blood loss to be fatal, and its position makes dramatic leakage from the sac unlikely. As more blood leaks into the sac (the pericardium), death results from heart failure when the heart can no longer expand and contract because blood is not compressible. It's not necessarily a death sentence with modern medicine, but it is without a trained surgeon and quick treatment. You don't go looking for a donor heart, and you don't slap any ol' corpse's heart in there, either.[[/note]]. The fact that there is no mention of infection, compatibility, rejection, or just the fact that it's a hard to accomplish procedure even in a non-collapsed society with functioning hospitals, makes it even worse.

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* ''Franchise/{{Terminator}} Salvation'' ''Film/TerminatorSalvation'' includes a character getting impaled through the chest, which requires a heart transplant to fix. This is a huge medical mistake because there is no trauma that would require this. If the heart is not punctured, he does not require a new heart. If the heart is punctured, he would be instantly dead. It's one or the other, and there is nothing in between[[note]]Yes, a trauma which blows a big enough hole in the heart is going to leave you very dead very quick, but an injury which nicks the myocardium could cause a [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiac_tamponade pericardial tamponade]]. This is treated by pericardiocentesis (drainage with a needle) followed by surgical repair of the heart. A cardiac tamponade is caused when there is bleeding into the tough sac of connective tissue which surrounds the heart. The sac cannot hold enough fluid for the blood loss to be fatal, and its position makes dramatic leakage from the sac unlikely. As more blood leaks into the sac (the pericardium), death results from heart failure when the heart can no longer expand and contract because blood is not compressible. It's not necessarily a death sentence with modern medicine, but it is without a trained surgeon and quick treatment. You don't go looking for a donor heart, and you don't slap any ol' corpse's heart in there, either.[[/note]]. The fact that there is no mention of infection, compatibility, rejection, or just the fact that it's a hard to accomplish procedure even in a non-collapsed society with functioning hospitals, makes it even worse.
1st May '16 9:57:16 PM MsChibi
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3rd Apr '16 5:31:51 PM Eagal
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* Turns up in the backstory of Tyranno Kenzan in Anime/YugiohGX. While on an archaeological expedition when he was younger, Tyranno fell and broke his leg. Rather than do something completely unreasonable like getting him to a hospital, they performed an on-site surgery to replace his broken bone with that of a dinosaur that they had dug up. Not even getting into how they just happened to find [[ArtisticLicenseBiology a dinosaur bone the exact size and shape of the shin-bone of a maybe ten year old boy.]]

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* Turns up in the backstory of Tyranno Kenzan in Anime/YugiohGX.''Anime/YugiohGX''. While on an archaeological expedition when he was younger, Tyranno fell and broke his leg. Rather than do something completely unreasonable like getting him to a hospital, they performed an on-site surgery to replace his broken bone with that of a dinosaur that they had dug up. Not even getting into how they just happened to find [[ArtisticLicenseBiology a dinosaur bone the exact size and shape of the shin-bone of a maybe ten year old boy.]]
3rd Apr '16 5:31:35 PM Eagal
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* Turns up in the backstory of Tyranno Kenzan in Anime/YugiohGX. While on an archaeological expedition when he was younger, Tyranno fell and broke his leg. Rather than do something completely unreasonable like getting him to a hospital, they performed an on-site surgery to replace his broken bone with that of a dinosaur that they had dug up. Not even getting into how they just happened to find [[ArtisticLicenseBiology a dinosaur bone the exact size and shape of the shin-bone of a maybe ten year old boy.]]
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11th Mar '16 10:38:47 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/{{Fargo'': A gunshot Hanzee steals hydrogen peroxide to disinfect his wounds. It's a common misconception that hydrogen peroxide should be used for wound disinfection, probably because it ''is'' used for sterilization, but it actually slows down wound healing.

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* ''Series/{{Fargo'': ''Series/{{Fargo}}'': A gunshot Hanzee steals hydrogen peroxide to disinfect his wounds. It's a common misconception that hydrogen peroxide should be used for wound disinfection, probably because it ''is'' used for sterilization, but it actually slows down wound healing.
11th Mar '16 10:38:21 AM CaptainCrawdad
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* ''Series/{{Fargo'': A gunshot Hanzee steals hydrogen peroxide to disinfect his wounds. It's a common misconception that hydrogen peroxide should be used for wound disinfection, probably because it ''is'' used for sterilization, but it actually slows down wound healing.
9th Mar '16 1:47:47 PM justanid
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