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3rd Apr '16 5:00:45 AM Morgenthaler
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* Parodied in a series of ''ArmstrongAndMiller'' sketches. "I work in Botswana, saving lives. Do YOU?"

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* Parodied in a series of ''ArmstrongAndMiller'' ''Series/TheArmstrongAndMillerShow'' sketches. "I work in Botswana, saving lives. Do YOU?"
27th Mar '16 4:08:05 PM eroock
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27th Mar '16 3:57:33 PM eroock
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->"I have great respect for those of the medical profession who have taken up their position in the remote districts of Scotland and devote themselves to the healing art under most disadvantageous circumstances... I have in mind an insular doctor who has a great deal to do of midnight boating in glacial weather, and whose bills are often paid not in coin but in ''fleece off a sheep's back.''"
-->'''Daniel Turner Holmes''', ''Literary Tours in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland''.

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->"I ->''"I have great respect for those of the medical profession who have taken up their position in the remote districts of Scotland and devote themselves to the healing art under most disadvantageous circumstances... I have in mind an insular doctor who has a great deal to do of midnight boating in glacial weather, and whose bills are often paid not in coin but in ''fleece off a sheep's back.''"
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-->-- '''Daniel
Turner Holmes''', ''Literary Tours in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland''.
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4th Nov '15 11:24:06 AM AgProv
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** This was certainly Charles Winchester's opinion of the 4077 - on a good day.
4th Oct '15 12:04:33 PM LentilSandEater
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** Come to think of it, practicing vetinary medicine in rural Yorkshire in the 1930s is pretty close to this trope in spirit, so most of the main characters probably qualify.
30th Aug '15 5:26:52 PM gallium
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* ''Film/TheForgottenFrontier'', a 1931 documentary about the nurses of the Frontier Health Service tending to the desperately poor mountain people of Appalachia. They're nurses, not doctors, but they fill this trope in every other way, riding horseback for fifty miles at a shot over difficult muddy mountain roads to deliver babies and take care of the sick. One actual doctor is shown in the last segment, going on a 25-mile ride that includes fording a river in order to tend to the gunshot victim.
3rd Aug '15 3:20:59 AM Morgenthaler
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* Tex Rorschach, the Frontier Psychiatrist, from WayneAndShuster, [[SampledUp made famous by]] Music/TheAvalanches.

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* Tex Rorschach, the Frontier Psychiatrist, from WayneAndShuster, Series/WayneAndShuster, [[SampledUp made famous by]] Music/TheAvalanches.
22nd Jul '15 3:38:52 PM CalicoJack
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* On the Literature/{{Discworld}} witches perform this role in out of the way communities such as Lancre.

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* On the Literature/{{Discworld}} witches perform this role in out of the way communities such as Lancre.Lancre, which is part of Pratchett's tendency to reference real world history and myth into his books. Many places in the British Isles used to rely on people who often styled themselves as witches, wizards or mystics for medicines as well as more practical matters like midwifery.
3rd Jul '15 5:55:06 AM Morgenthaler
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* Don Knotts plays a dental version of one of these in ''TheShakiestGunInTheWest''.

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* Don Knotts plays a dental version of one of these in ''TheShakiestGunInTheWest''.''Film/TheShakiestGunInTheWest''.



* Doc Velie in ''BadDayAtBlackRock''.

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* Doc Velie in ''BadDayAtBlackRock''.''Film/BadDayAtBlackRock''.
12th Apr '15 11:00:49 AM TheDragonDemands
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** Bashir later meets a classmate who took a prestige assignment with a starship, and she complains how boring her own assignment was as opposed to his own (the writers also uses this as a jab against ''The Next Generation'' and ''Voyagers'' problem of the week episodes compared to the arcs in ''Deep Space Nine'').

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** Bashir later meets a classmate who took a prestige assignment with a starship, and she complains how boring her own assignment was as opposed to his own (the writers also uses this as a jab against ''The Next Generation'' and ''Voyagers'' problem of the week episodes compared to the arcs in ''Deep Space Nine''). Keep in mind that Bashir said that he was thrilled to be assigned to DS9 for the excitement of working on the frontier, and that even if he hypothetically had a choice of any posting it's still the one he would have picked.
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