History Main / MeatGrinderSurgery

17th Jan '17 2:46:38 PM rjd1922
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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 a caesarian section ''[[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 a caesarian section ''[[DontTryThisAtHome ''[[SelfSurgery on herself!]]'' Both she and the baby were fine.
9th Jan '17 8:28:35 PM WillBGood
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* ''Literature/NakedLunch'': Oh, [[MadDoctor Doctor Benway]]-- and really, ''any'' medical procedure in the novel is deeply fucked up.
9th Jan '17 8:25:54 PM WillBGood
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* The ''Literature/{{Mash}}'' surgeons referred to what they were doing as "meatball surgery" -- doing quick (but hopefully not too dirty) surgery, keeping the patient alive but leaving follow-ups to the better-equipped Evac hospitals. Naturally, many of the plots involved the protagonists trying to avert or subvert this trope, but it still arose from time to time.

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* The ''Literature/{{Mash}}'' ''Literature/{{MASH}}'' surgeons referred to what they were doing as "meatball surgery" -- doing quick (but hopefully not too dirty) surgery, keeping the patient alive but leaving follow-ups to the better-equipped Evac hospitals. Naturally, many of the plots involved the protagonists trying to avert or subvert this trope, but it still arose from time to time.



* 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 an 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}}'' ''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 an evac hospital where they can be further treated before being sent to a hospital either in Tokyo or Stateside.
28th Dec '16 3:12:05 AM Nintendoman01
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* PlayedForDrama in ''Film/RevengeOfTheSith'': After his near-fatal duel with Obi-Wan on Mustafar, Darth Vader is rushed to Coruscant for emergency surgery to turn him into a {{cyborg}}. Vader is fully conscious and screaming in pain throughout the procedure; in fact, Palpatine had specifically ''ordered'' the medical droids to keep him awake during the surgery, knowing that the pain would fuel his rage, and thus his power.
27th Dec '16 7:13:32 AM Hanz
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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 bone saw, right?

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* The flash game ''VideoGame/AmateurSurgeon'' series 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 bone saw, right?
23rd Dec '16 6:53:43 PM kome360
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* ''Webcomic/DeepRise'': Deep Nobles are a walking combination of meatgrinders, eldritch tentacles, and genius bioengineers. Any surgery they perform is almost guaranteed to maximize invasive pain and grotesque assimilation. On the plus side, they've developed cures to world hunger and aging.
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!...]]
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