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29th Nov '16 3:14:00 PM Outis
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Surgeries are dangerous and delicate things. There's a reason why "[[ThisAintRocketSurgery brain surgeon]]" is slang for "genius"- they have to spend hours carefully maneuvering minute instruments and a millimeter's error can kill their patient [[FateWorseThanDeath or worse]].

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Surgeries are dangerous and delicate things. There's a reason why "[[ThisAintRocketSurgery brain surgeon]]" is slang a byword for "genius"- "genius" - they have to spend hours carefully maneuvering minute instruments and a millimeter's error can kill their patient [[FateWorseThanDeath or worse]].
10th Oct '16 10:56:13 AM Pseudoname
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-->-- '''[[OurOrcsAreDifferent Ork]] Dok Gutslash''', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

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-->-- '''[[OurOrcsAreDifferent Ork]] Dok Gutslash''', [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Gutslash]]''', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''
8th Oct '16 3:00:50 PM Fireblood
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* Surgery in ''Series/{{Mash}}'' is not as bad as this trope but the various characters regard it that way since it is a lot rougher than it would be in a proper hospital. The general term used in the show is "Meatball Surgery". Of course, being a frontline hospital unit, their jobs are to simply to save the patient and make sure they stay alive long enough to get sent to a evac hospital where they can be further treated before being sent to a hospital either in Tokyo or Stateside.

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* Surgery in ''Series/{{Mash}}'' is not as bad as this trope but the various characters regard it that way since it is a lot rougher than it would be in a proper hospital. The general term used in the show is "Meatball Surgery". Of course, being a frontline hospital unit, their jobs are to simply to save the patient and make sure they stay alive long enough to get sent to a an evac hospital where they can be further treated before being sent to a hospital either in Tokyo or Stateside.



* One medical sketch on ''Series/ThatMitchellAndWebbLook'' involved the new techniques of hitting patients with sledgehammers and frying pans.
* On ''Series/{{Rome}}'', after Titus gets a skull fructure from being struck on the head in a tavern brawl, he's tied into place, gagged, and the surgeon removes the piece of skull that got loose, then fits a small metal plate in. Titus passed out from the pain early on, thankfully.



* Brain surgery involves drilling a hole in someone's head. The drill functions exactly the same as the one you use at home; just a little more fancy, a '''lot''' more expensive, and more carefully cleaned [--or so the patient very sincerely hopes--].
* Amputating limbs is done with electric saw. It also looks and acts a lot like a regular hand tool.
** There's a reason why in times past, one common nickname for a doctor was "sawbones"

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* Brain surgery involves drilling a hole in someone's head. The drill functions exactly the same as the one you use at home; just a little more fancy, a '''lot''' more expensive, and more carefully cleaned [--or so the patient very sincerely hopes--].
hopes--]. Plus, the anesthetic.
* Amputating limbs is done with an electric saw. It also looks and acts a lot like a regular hand tool.
** There's a reason why in times past, one common nickname for a doctor was "sawbones""sawbones". Sawtoothed knives were used for the amputations.



* Before anesthesia, the surgeon needed to tie down the patient or have assistants restrain them before he operated.



* 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 performed the surgery ''[[DontTryThisAtHome 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 performed the surgery a caesarian section ''[[DontTryThisAtHome on herself!]]'' Both she and the baby were fine.
3rd Oct '16 7:43:28 AM Materioptikon
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-->'''[[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Mad Dok:]]''' [[HarmfulHealing This is gonna 'urt ''a lot!'' But you'll be bettah, you'll see!...]]

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-->'''[[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Mad Dok:]]''' [[HarmfulHealing This is gonna 'urt ''a lot!'' 'urt]] ''[[HarmfulHealing a lot!]]'' [[HarmfulHealing But you'll be bettah, you'll see!...]]
3rd Oct '16 7:42:24 AM Materioptikon
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-->'''[[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Mad Dok:]]''' [[HarmfulHealing This is gonna 'urt ''a lot!'' But you'll be bettah, you'll see!...

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-->'''[[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Mad Dok:]]''' [[HarmfulHealing This is gonna 'urt ''a lot!'' But you'll be bettah, you'll see!...]]
2nd Oct '16 4:53:30 AM Chabal2
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* This trope is invoked in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' by Ork doctors, the painboyz (also known as Doks, or Mad Doks), whose idea of "anesthesia" is giving the patient a violent concussion. Some don't even bother to use anesthetic at all, preferring to have their patient squirming and kicking so they know he's still alive. Orks are so inhumanly tough that they not only survive, but usually fully recover very quickly- which to the doks means they have plenty of leeway for [[PlayingWithSyringes experimentation and personal amusement]]. Having a Painboy in a unit gives all of its members a chance of ignoring damage- its unclear whether this is because the dok [[YouWontFeelAThing treats the injuries]], or if the nearby [[FateWorseThanDeath reminder of what awaits the injured]] encourages Orks to ignore little things like [[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain bullets to the head]] and [[YouCallThatAWound missing limbs]].
-->'''[[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Mad Dok:]]''' [[HarmfulHealing Now this is gonna 'urt ''a lot'' but you'll be bettah, you'll see!...]]

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* This trope is invoked in ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}'' by Ork doctors, the painboyz (also known as Doks, or Mad Doks), whose idea of "anesthesia" is giving the patient a violent concussion. Some don't even bother to use anesthetic at all, preferring to have their patient squirming and kicking so they know he's still alive. Orks are so inhumanly tough that they not only survive, but usually fully recover very quickly- which to the doks means they have plenty of leeway for [[PlayingWithSyringes experimentation and personal amusement]].amusement]] (successful ork ''head transplants'' are entirely possible). Having a Painboy in a unit gives all of its members a chance of ignoring damage- its unclear whether this is because the dok [[YouWontFeelAThing treats the injuries]], or if the nearby [[FateWorseThanDeath reminder of what awaits the injured]] encourages Orks to ignore little things like [[TisOnlyABulletInTheBrain bullets to the head]] and [[YouCallThatAWound missing limbs]].
-->'''[[VideoGame/DawnOfWar Mad Dok:]]''' [[HarmfulHealing Now this This is gonna 'urt ''a lot'' but lot!'' But you'll be bettah, you'll see!...]]
7th Sep '16 7:45:46 PM CrystalGlacia
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* PlayedForLaughs in the [[WebVideo/HydraulicPressChannel Beyond the Press channel]] video "Wife vs. husband air cannon challenge"- the challenge in question was to shoot a secondhand clothing mannequin affectionately named Johnny using the aforementioned homemade air cannon. When Lauri lands a hit on Johnny with a zucchini halfway through the video, Johnny's left arm and right hand pop off, so his wife repairs him using duct tape and they go back to shooting him.
--> '''Lauri:''' "First aid, Finnish way."
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13th Aug '16 11:25:40 AM H.TorranceGriffin
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* Brain surgery involves drilling a hole in someone's head. The drill is pretty much the same as the one you use at home; just a little more fancy, a '''lot''' more expensive, and more carefully cleaned. At least it looks and acts mostly the same.

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* Brain surgery involves drilling a hole in someone's head. The drill is pretty much functions exactly the same as the one you use at home; just a little more fancy, a '''lot''' more expensive, and more carefully cleaned. At least it looks and acts mostly cleaned [--or so the same.patient very sincerely hopes--].
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.
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