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22nd Aug '17 11:59:49 PM PaulA
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* In ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Serpent's Shadow]]'', Dr. Maya Witherspoon is a heroic example of the rich criminal version. Though she's actually licensed to practice, and is probably the best doctor in London's charity clinics, she also provides medical care to actresses and rich men's mistresses in "absolute discretion," and among other things, provides "obscene" information on contraceptives to women of all classes.

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* In ''[[Literature/ElementalMasters The Serpent's Shadow]]'', ''Literature/TheSerpentsShadow'', Dr. Maya Witherspoon is a heroic example of the rich criminal version. Though she's actually licensed to practice, and is probably the best doctor in London's charity clinics, she also provides medical care to actresses and rich men's mistresses in "absolute discretion," and among other things, provides "obscene" information on contraceptives to women of all classes.
5th Aug '17 5:36:08 AM jormis29
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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' features Dr. Zed Blanco, who supplies the page quote. He was a surgeon until he lost his license, and these days he keeps the AutoDoc machines stocked and running. He also seems to still practice medicine to some degree -- he's introduced cutting up a cadaver and his various offices have hospital beds and equipment. In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', he is legally obligated to tell you that he is not a real doctor. His lack of a medical doctorate becomes a running gag. He's even compared to other "not-actual-doctors" such as Dr. Pepper, Dr. Dre, and [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Dr. Octopus]]. He does genuinely care about treating people, though mostly in his own insane way, and he ''can'' do a good job of it.

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* ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands}}'' features Dr. Zed Blanco, who supplies the page quote. He was a surgeon until he lost his license, and these days he keeps the AutoDoc machines stocked and running. He also seems to still practice medicine to some degree -- he's introduced cutting up a cadaver and his various offices have hospital beds and equipment. In ''VideoGame/{{Borderlands 2}}'', he is legally obligated to tell you that he is not a real doctor. His lack of a medical doctorate becomes a running gag. He's even compared to other "not-actual-doctors" such as Dr. Pepper, Dr. Dre, Music/DrDre, and [[ComicBook/SpiderMan Dr. Octopus]]. He does genuinely care about treating people, though mostly in his own insane way, and he ''can'' do a good job of it.
27th Jul '17 6:34:48 PM Randallw201238
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** This is a bit of an inside joke. Methos' actor, Peter Wingfield, studied to be a doctor before becoming an actor. These days he's an anesthesiologist.
21st Jul '17 2:38:55 AM RobTan
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* In ''Series/TheExpanse'', the medic aboard the Canterbury is revelaed to have flunked out of medical school, a fact he readily admits when confronted with it. It's implied that the captain, and the company that owned the ship, were aware of his lack of qualifications.

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* In ''Series/TheExpanse'', the medic aboard the Canterbury is revelaed revealed to have flunked out of medical school, a fact he readily admits when confronted with it. It's implied that the captain, and the company that owned the ship, were aware of his lack of qualifications.
12th Jul '17 9:01:22 PM mlsmithca
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* The third painting in William Hogarth's ''Art/MarriageALaMode'' sees Viscount Squanderfield visiting Monsieur de la Pillule (roughly translated, Mr. Pill), a French quack, to seek treatment for the case of syphilis he has given a young girl. The doctor's office is decorated with a narwhal tusk and comb, suggesting that, like many back-alley doctors in the 1700s, he trained as a barber first and came to medicine later, and other trappings in his office imply that he has had brushes with the law. He also dabbles in inventing terrifying medical devices that look more likely to make patients worse than better, such as a contraption intended to re-set dislocated shoulders that looks like it belongs in a torture chamber. The Viscount presumably values discretion over qualifications when it comes to seeking treatment for venereal disease.
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25th Jun '17 1:54:02 PM nombretomado
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* In one episode of ''NYPDBlue'', the murder victim was a Back Alley Doctor. He was killed by a disgruntled patient over a [[ShoutOut badly botched]] [[HedwigAndTheAngryInch sexual reassignment surgery.]]

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* In one episode of ''NYPDBlue'', ''Series/NYPDBlue'', the murder victim was a Back Alley Doctor. He was killed by a disgruntled patient over a [[ShoutOut badly botched]] [[HedwigAndTheAngryInch [[Theatre/HedwigAndTheAngryInch sexual reassignment surgery.]]
19th Jun '17 12:38:29 AM Arivne
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19th Jun '17 12:36:20 AM Arivne
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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' supplement ''The Asylum and Other Tales'', adventure "The Auction". Dr. Verhamme is an incompetent doctor who spends most of his time performing illegal abortions. When he was called in to treat Klaus Hunderprest's wife, he diagnosed her as having incurable end-stage cancer and could do nothing for her.

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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' supplement ''The Asylum and Other Tales'', adventure "The Auction". Dr. Verhamme is an incompetent claims to be a doctor who but can't provide a diploma or any other proof. He spends most of his time performing illegal abortions. When he was called in to treat Klaus Hunderprest's wife, he diagnosed her as having incurable end-stage cancer and could do nothing for her.
19th Jun '17 12:34:11 AM Arivne
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* ''TabletopGame/CallOfCthulhu'' supplement ''The Asylum and Other Tales'', adventure "The Auction". Dr. Verhamme is an incompetent doctor who spends most of his time performing illegal abortions. When he was called in to treat Klaus Hunderprest's wife, he diagnosed her as having incurable end-stage cancer and could do nothing for her.
18th Jun '17 11:20:20 AM jamespolk
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* ''Film/CruelStoryOfYouth'': Kiyoshi brings Makoto to Akimoto's grungy clinic in order to get an illegal abortion. After Kiyoshi and Makoto get arrested for something else, Kiyoshi rats Akimoto out in order to escape punishment himself.
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