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28th Jul '16 1:42:58 AM CountDorku
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** At the end of Meet the Medic, it turns out that he accidentally sewed Archimedes ''into Scout's chest''.

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** At the end of Meet the Medic, it turns out that he accidentally sewed Archimedes ''into Scout's chest''. In gameplay, occasionally a dead Scout will even have a dove pop out of the corpse!
5th Jul '16 11:39:59 PM FordPrefect
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* There was a woman in rural Mexico who was having some childbirth complications. She was miles away from any hospital, and had no car or phone. Her husband was away at work, and her nearest neighbors were a good distance away. So she drank some tequila and [[DontTryThisAtHome performed the surgery ''on herself!'']] Both she and the baby were fine.

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* There was a woman in rural Mexico who was having some childbirth complications. She was miles away from any hospital, and had no car or phone. Her husband was away at work, and her nearest neighbors were a good distance away. So she drank some tequila and [[DontTryThisAtHome performed the surgery ''on herself!'']] ''[[DontTryThisAtHome on herself!]]'' Both she and the baby were fine.
30th Jun '16 10:54:50 AM WillKeaton
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* WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime: Knock Out usually goes a more painless route (as painless as a Decepticon opts to be anyway), and him surgically [[spoiler:inserting a new T-cog into Starscream]] went off without a hitch. However when Megatron asks him to graft a new arm onto him in his pursuit of power, Knock Out wants to put him in stasis, only for Megatron to inform Knock Out that he wishes to be awake to witness it. Knock Out just shrugs, whips out his buzz saw and starts cutting away.

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* WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime: ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'': Knock Out usually goes a more painless route (as painless as a Decepticon opts to be anyway), and him surgically [[spoiler:inserting a new T-cog into Starscream]] went off without a hitch. However when Megatron asks him to graft a new arm onto him in his pursuit of power, Knock Out wants to put him in stasis, only for Megatron to inform Knock Out that he wishes to be awake to witness it. Knock Out just shrugs, whips out his buzz saw and starts cutting away.
30th Jun '16 10:53:38 AM WillKeaton
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** On a related note, the world's first chainsaws were bone-cutting devices known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteotome osteotomes]]. They're scaled down and hand-cranked, but the basic concept is the same.

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** On a related note, the world's first chainsaws were bone-cutting devices known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteotome osteotomes]]. osteotomes.]] They're scaled down and hand-cranked, but the basic concept is the same.
30th Jun '16 10:53:18 AM WillKeaton
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* The ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' video ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36lSzUMBJnc Meet the Medic]]''. Roughly half the video involves the RED Medic performing surgery on the Heavy, in a procedure involving a device (which, as it turns out, enables the Übercharge in-game) getting shoved onto Heavy's still-beating heart, said heart ''exploding'' and being replaced with a "Mega Baboon" heart, and Medic pushing the organ into the Heavy's chest cavity so hard he breaks off a rib. All while the Heavy is awake, mind you.

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* The ''VideoGame/TeamFortress2'' video ''[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36lSzUMBJnc Meet the Medic]]''. Medic.]]'' Roughly half the video involves the RED Medic performing surgery on the Heavy, in a procedure involving a device (which, as it turns out, enables the Übercharge in-game) getting shoved onto Heavy's still-beating heart, said heart ''exploding'' and being replaced with a "Mega Baboon" heart, and Medic pushing the organ into the Heavy's chest cavity so hard he breaks off a rib. All while the Heavy is awake, mind you.
15th Jun '16 8:42:16 PM nombretomado
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* This trope is zig-zagged in the ''{{Temeraire}}'' series. Human medical treatment is standard for UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, however the tools used by dragon surgeons could easily pass for melee weapons... but then given the [[IncrediblyLamePun scale]] of their patients most of the injuries that can be treated by human physicians are relatively superficial.

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* This trope is zig-zagged in the ''{{Temeraire}}'' ''Literature/{{Temeraire}}'' series. Human medical treatment is standard for UsefulNotes/TheNapoleonicWars, however the tools used by dragon surgeons could easily pass for melee weapons... but then given the [[IncrediblyLamePun scale]] of their patients most of the injuries that can be treated by human physicians are relatively superficial.
8th Jun '16 3:51:07 PM mangamanic
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* PlayedForDrama in ''FanFic/{{Webwork}}'' when the Jorogumo Queen transplants the Vessel [[spoiler: filled with hundred of spider eggs]] into Jade with the only comfort being a rock to bite into, with the whole process given in ''horrifying'' detail, to the point that the author actually interrupts the story with a warning to squeamish readers to skip over that section altogether.

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* PlayedForDrama in ''FanFic/{{Webwork}}'' when the Jorogumo Queen transplants the Vessel [[spoiler: filled with hundred hundreds of spider eggs]] into Jade with the only comfort being a rock to bite into, with the whole process given in ''horrifying'' detail, to the point that the author actually interrupts the story with a warning to squeamish readers to skip over that section altogether.
18th May '16 9:06:13 PM Specialist290
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** On a related note, the world's first chainsaws were bone-cutting devices known as [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osteotome osteotomes]]. They're scaled down and hand-cranked, but the basic concept is the same.
17th May '16 12:39:30 PM GlassRain
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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has the Ayla-Vijnana system; a BrainComputerInterface where a pilot can control a machine (such as a mobile suit) primarily through thought via a port embedded in their spine. The surgery is stated to be very painful, usually being done with no anaesthesia, leaves a grotesque steel and flesh tube sticking out of the patient's back, and has an absurdly high failure rate (around 40%, in which case the patient is usually permanetly crippled if they survive) and is exclusively performed on children.

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* ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has the Ayla-Vijnana system; a BrainComputerInterface where a pilot can control a machine (such as a mobile suit) primarily through thought via a port embedded in their spine. The surgery is stated to be very painful, usually being done with no anaesthesia, leaves a grotesque steel and flesh tube sticking out of the patient's back, and has an absurdly high failure rate (around 40%, in which case the patient is usually permanetly permanently crippled if they survive) and is exclusively performed on children.



* The flash game ''VideoGame/AmateurSurgeon'' is based all around this since the main character is a BackAlleyDoctor with a talent for improvising. Why use a scalpel when you have a pizza cutter? Lighters can cauterize pretty well, can't they? Surely a [[ChainsawGood Chainsaw]] would make for a perfect bonesaw, right?

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* The flash game ''VideoGame/AmateurSurgeon'' is based all around this since the main character is a BackAlleyDoctor with a talent for improvising. Why use a scalpel when you have a pizza cutter? Lighters can cauterize pretty well, can't they? Surely a [[ChainsawGood Chainsaw]] would make for a perfect bonesaw, bone saw, right?



** The Medic's idea of "proper surgical garb" is whatever he happens to be wearing at the time. In ''Meet The Medic'', "surgical garb" is a sweater vest and shirt. Oddly enough, he only puts on a labcoat and gloves when he's preparing for battle.

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** The Medic's idea of "proper surgical garb" is whatever he happens to be wearing at the time. In ''Meet The Medic'', "surgical garb" is a sweater vest and shirt. Oddly enough, he only puts on a labcoat lab coat and gloves when he's preparing for battle.



* ''Webcomic/AwfulHospital'': Head surgeon Circula Tori operates on Fern with a spork and drops her ID card into her chest cavity... but nonetheless repeatedly restores her to life. In an unusually literal example, she once does so after Fern falls into a living meat grinder.



* On ''Series/UntoldStoriesOfTheER'' which is mostly true when the ER doctors have to perform surgery right there and then. A splash-and-slash is the modern equivlent of this. (A splash-and-slash is where they barely have enough time to splash antispectic onto the patient before cutting them open. Only done when the patient is going to die or is already technically dead before the surgeons are even called.)

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* On ''Series/UntoldStoriesOfTheER'' which is mostly true when the ER doctors have to perform surgery right there and then. A splash-and-slash is the modern equivlent equivalent of this. (A splash-and-slash is where they barely have enough time to splash antispectic antiseptic onto the patient before cutting them open. Only done when the patient is going to die or is already technically dead before the surgeons are even called.)
15th May '16 5:43:20 AM matteste
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* ''MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans has the Ayla-Vijnana system; a BrainComputerInterface where a pilot can control a machine (such as a mobile suit) primarily through thought via a port embedded in their spine. The surgery is stated to be very painful, usually being done with no anaesthesia, leaves a grotesque steel and flesh tube sticking out of the patient's back, and has an absurdly high failure rate (around 40%, in which case the patient is usually permanetly crippled if they survive) and is exclusively performed on children.

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* ''MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamIronBloodedOrphans'' has the Ayla-Vijnana system; a BrainComputerInterface where a pilot can control a machine (such as a mobile suit) primarily through thought via a port embedded in their spine. The surgery is stated to be very painful, usually being done with no anaesthesia, leaves a grotesque steel and flesh tube sticking out of the patient's back, and has an absurdly high failure rate (around 40%, in which case the patient is usually permanetly crippled if they survive) and is exclusively performed on children.
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