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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.
17th Jun '17 9:19:06 PM jamespolk
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* Dr. John R. Brinkley, also known as "the Goat Gland Doctor", made millions of dollars in the early 1900s selling operations in which he "improved male virility" by transplanting goat testicles into people. It's unknown how many people died as a result, but Brinkley kept on operating even after he lost his license in every state that had given him one. Unlike most back-alley doctors, he stayed in the public eye, hosting a pioneering radio show and even running for governor of Kansas twice. What finally brought him down was a libel suit ''he'' filed against Morris Fishbein of the FDA, which exposed just how bad his practices were and led to him [[LaserGuidedKarma dying alone, bankrupt, and broken in Mexico]].
* Even by the standards of the time, field hospitals during the UsefulNotes/AmericanCivilWar were horrific and unsanitary places, with primitive conditions and surgeons who might only have rudimentary training as best (not exactly necessary when a substantial amount of treatment involved amputation).
14th Jun '17 6:35:35 PM nombretomado
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* Shinra Kishitani from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. He ''is'' a competent surgeon, though, and wouldn't have any problem getting a license (aside from his ImprobableAge, that is), if he ever cared to. Of course, being raised by his father, Shingen, the show's resident MadDoctor, left him with [[BunnyEarsLawyer more than just]] [[CloudCuckooLander a couple]] [[NightmareFetishist of loose screws]], so he never bothered. He also seems to make a decent buck on his occupation too, as evident from the posh apartment[[note]]The rents in Tokyo are astronomical. The kind of apartment they live in can easily cost $5000 a month in rent only in Ikebukuro.[[/note]] where he lives with [[strike:[[RunningGag his future wife-]]]] [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend not-girlfriend]] Celty Sturluson, and them never lacking anything. Apparently, as Ikebukuro is a somewhat upscale district, even Back Alley Doctors charge a pretty penny there. Or perhaps due to being the local medic for all TheYakuza in Ikebukuro, able to handle bullet removals and other "necessary repairs," on the spot, on the quiet, no questions asked, confidentiality guaranteed,[[note]]In other words, by calling on him, they avoid hospitals and thus exposure to the police while keeping valuable gangsters alive.[[/note]] he gets paid well.

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* Shinra Kishitani from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. He ''is'' a competent surgeon, though, and wouldn't have any problem getting a license (aside from his ImprobableAge, that is), if he ever cared to. Of course, being raised by his father, Shingen, the show's resident MadDoctor, left him with [[BunnyEarsLawyer more than just]] [[CloudCuckooLander a couple]] [[NightmareFetishist of loose screws]], so he never bothered. He also seems to make a decent buck on his occupation too, as evident from the posh apartment[[note]]The rents in Tokyo are astronomical. The kind of apartment they live in can easily cost $5000 a month in rent only in Ikebukuro.[[/note]] where he lives with [[strike:[[RunningGag his future wife-]]]] [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend not-girlfriend]] Celty Sturluson, and them never lacking anything. Apparently, as Ikebukuro is a somewhat upscale district, even Back Alley Doctors charge a pretty penny there. Or perhaps due to being the local medic for all TheYakuza the {{Yakuza}} in Ikebukuro, able to handle bullet removals and other "necessary repairs," on the spot, on the quiet, no questions asked, confidentiality guaranteed,[[note]]In other words, by calling on him, they avoid hospitals and thus exposure to the police while keeping valuable gangsters alive.[[/note]] he gets paid well.
30th May '17 6:52:31 AM marcoasalazarm
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* ''Film/{{Outland}}'': Dr. Lazarus points out that most of the InUniverse FrontierDoctor corps are this in all but name, trying their damnedest to out-run legal problems on more civilized parts of the system.
30th May '17 6:47:47 AM WhosAsking
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* Shinra Kishitani from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. He ''is'' a competent surgeon, though, and wouldn't have any problem getting a license (aside from his ImprobableAge, that is), if he ever cared to. Of course, being raised by his father, Shingen, the show's resident MadDoctor, left him with [[BunnyEarsLawyer more than just]] [[CloudCuckooLander a couple]] [[NightmareFetishist of loose screws]], so he never bothered. He also seems to make a decent buck on his occupation too, as evident from the posh apartment[[note]]The rents in Tokyo are astronomical. The kind of apartment they live in can easily cost $5000 a month in rent only in Ikebukuro.[[/note]] where he lives with [[strike:[[RunningGag his future wife-]]]] [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend not-girlfriend]] Celty Sturluson, and them never lacking anything. Apparently, as Ikebukuro is a somewhat upscale district, even Back Alley Doctors charge a pretty penny there. Being the local medic for gangs apparently pays a lot.

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* Shinra Kishitani from ''LightNovel/{{Durarara}}''. He ''is'' a competent surgeon, though, and wouldn't have any problem getting a license (aside from his ImprobableAge, that is), if he ever cared to. Of course, being raised by his father, Shingen, the show's resident MadDoctor, left him with [[BunnyEarsLawyer more than just]] [[CloudCuckooLander a couple]] [[NightmareFetishist of loose screws]], so he never bothered. He also seems to make a decent buck on his occupation too, as evident from the posh apartment[[note]]The rents in Tokyo are astronomical. The kind of apartment they live in can easily cost $5000 a month in rent only in Ikebukuro.[[/note]] where he lives with [[strike:[[RunningGag his future wife-]]]] [[SheIsNotMyGirlfriend not-girlfriend]] Celty Sturluson, and them never lacking anything. Apparently, as Ikebukuro is a somewhat upscale district, even Back Alley Doctors charge a pretty penny there. Being Or perhaps due to being the local medic for gangs apparently pays a lot.all TheYakuza in Ikebukuro, able to handle bullet removals and other "necessary repairs," on the spot, on the quiet, no questions asked, confidentiality guaranteed,[[note]]In other words, by calling on him, they avoid hospitals and thus exposure to the police while keeping valuable gangsters alive.[[/note]] he gets paid well.
20th May '17 4:45:44 AM UmbrellasWereAwesome
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* ''VideoGame/Persona5'' straddles the line with Tae Takemi, your group's main supplier of medicine. Her small private clinic is in a rather sleazy side of town, and her patients are treated with her own brewed medication, putting her frequently under suspicion by the police. Additionally, your Confidant with Tae involves her testing experimental medication on you. [[spoiler:However, Tae is actually a medical genius with near-impeccable medical ethics who used to work for a prestigious university hospital. For instance, she actually tries to turn you away the first time you meet, assuming you were some junkie looking for your next fix; when that turns out not to be the case, the medicine she tests on you is already at the stage where it's safe to be tested on humans. In fact, the only reason she doesn't have her old job is because she was falsely blamed for a disastrous medical trial that she had actually advised against doing. You can help restore her reputation by completing her Confidant, but she'll decide that she can better help people by staying at her clinic anyways.]]
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