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27th Jul '17 10:44:42 PM Lanes17B
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* Following the disastrous first battle of Klendatu in ''Film/StarshipTroopers'', Carmen and Zander walk by a one legged soldier who pleads: "Just give me something doc!"
* In Film/{{Downfall}}, the only way to treat any serious injury during the battle of Berlin is to knock out the patient, and amputate a limb, which have filled up the buckets used to collect them. And medicine, including painkillers, are becoming desperately rare.
24th Jul '17 9:09:32 PM WanderingBrowser
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* A realistic depiction takes place in ''Series/GameOfThrones'', emphasizing that this is a LowFantasy pseudo-Medieval world where surgical knowledge is generally... not very advanced. One of the most gruesome surgeries seen yet appears in Season 7, where an attempt to treat the fantastical leprosy-equivalent called grayscale involves [[FlayedAlive slicing away the scabrous infected epidermal layers with knives]] and painting the raw skin beneath with some kind of healing ointment.



** This type of surgery is why the famed Dok Grotsnik is totally insane. In an attempt to save him after an attack by some angry patients, his Gretchin "nurses" went to work. Before it was over, they had vomited in his open skull, a spider had found a comfy spot to rest in his head and he died half-a-dozen times on the table. When he came to, what little sanity he had was ''long'' gone.

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** This type of surgery is why the famed Dok Grotsnik is totally insane. In an attempt to save him after an attack by some angry patients, his Gretchin "nurses" went to work. Before it was over, they had vomited in his open skull, a spider had found a comfy spot to rest in his head and he died half-a-dozen times on the table. When he came to, what little sanity he originally had was ''long'' gone.



** He wasn't any better in the first game. The first time players see him, Zed's giving a malevolent look to a fellow how is either not long for the world or already expired...and his introduction pauses juuust as he's about to violently swing a buzz axe (a buzz saw cross bred with a fire axe, and the main weapon of the game's Psycho enemies) and carve his victim like an ugly, graying turkey. It's heavily implied that Zed's idea of general medical care isn't any better and outright explicit that he's not even a doctor, especially after he sends players out on a FetchQuest to repair the medical vending machine.

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** He wasn't any better in the first game. The first time players see him, Zed's giving a malevolent look to a fellow how is either not long for the world or already expired...and his introduction pauses juuust as he's about to violently swing a buzz axe (a buzz saw cross bred crossbred with a fire axe, and the main weapon of the game's Psycho enemies) and carve his victim like an ugly, graying turkey. It's heavily implied that Zed's idea of general medical care isn't any better and outright explicit that he's not even a doctor, especially after he sends players out on a FetchQuest to repair the medical vending machine.
20th Jul '17 5:39:34 PM Gravityman
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* PlayedForDrama in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidGroundZeroes'', where the surgery to extract Paz's stomach bomb is pretty much a matter of cutting her open and digging around in her intestines while Big Boss holds her down, all while Paz is fully conscious and screaming her lungs out.

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* PlayedForDrama in ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolidGroundZeroes'', where the surgery to extract Paz's stomach bomb is pretty much a matter of cutting her open and digging around in her intestines while Big Boss holds her down, all while Paz is fully conscious and screaming her lungs out. It's actually a justified case, since the bomb is on a timer and they're performing it in a moving helicopter near an enemy base, so they simply don't have the time for a legitimate surgery or the luxury of being able to just take cover in case it goes off.
12th Jul '17 6:56:30 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Dr. Nick Riviera]] is basically the living avatar of this trope. He was once brought before a malpractice committee for over 100 heinous charges, including performing surgery with a knife and fork from a seafood restaurant ("But I cleaned them with my napkin!")

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* [[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons''
** [[MorallyAmbiguousDoctorate
Dr. Nick Riviera]] is basically the living avatar of this trope. He was once brought before a malpractice committee for over 100 heinous charges, including performing surgery with a knife and fork from a seafood restaurant ("But I cleaned them with my napkin!")
1st Jul '17 12:17:06 AM TroperBeDoper
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** This type of surgery is why the famed Dok Gortsnik is totally insane. In an attempt to save him after an attack by some angry patients, his Gretchin "nurses" went to work. Before it was over, they had vomited in his open skull, a spider had found a comfy spot to rest in his head and he died half-a-dozen times on the table. When he came to, what little sanity he had was ''long'' gone.

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** This type of surgery is why the famed Dok Gortsnik Grotsnik is totally insane. In an attempt to save him after an attack by some angry patients, his Gretchin "nurses" went to work. Before it was over, they had vomited in his open skull, a spider had found a comfy spot to rest in his head and he died half-a-dozen times on the table. When he came to, what little sanity he had was ''long'' gone.
24th Jun '17 3:09:37 PM maxwellsilver
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-->-- '''[[OurOrcsAreDifferent Ork]] Dok [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Gutslash]]''', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''

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-->-- '''[[OurOrcsAreDifferent Ork]] '''Ork Dok [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast Gutslash]]''', ''TabletopGame/{{Warhammer 40000}}''
20th Jun '17 10:20:07 AM Antigone3
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* Deliberately invoked by a cancer patient in [[https://notalwaysfriendly.com/a-very-special-brain/44408 this]] ''[[NotAlwaysRight/SisterSites Not Always Friendly]]'' story, as part of his quest to make the nurses laugh every time he goes in for radiation treatment.

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* Deliberately invoked by a cancer patient in [[https://notalwaysfriendly.com/a-very-special-brain/44408 [[https://notalwaysright.com/a-very-special-brain/31925/ this]] ''[[NotAlwaysRight/SisterSites Not Always Friendly]]'' story, as part of his quest to make the nurses laugh every time he goes in for radiation treatment.
11th Jun '17 12:35:04 PM Lopiny
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** During ''The Naked and the Dead'', a meatgrinder ''transfusion'' is shown, with Medic simply scooping the blood out of puddles with any available cloth (including underwear) and pouring it back into his exsanguinated team's wounds, getting them back in order instantly. The ensuing conversation between Ms. Pauling and the Medic lampshades it, with him joking about medical school being useless, then telling her as a TwoFacedAside that worrying about blood types is the ''least'' of her problems. It'd seem he's plenty aware none of what he does makes much sense, but it works anyways; why should he bother?
6th Jun '17 2:24:04 AM CaptainTedium
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* This trope was the subject of the first skit of the ''WesternAnimation/{{Madballs}}'' episode "Gross Jokes", where Screamin' Meemie plays an incompetent surgeon named Dr. Ghastly and there are many jokes revolving around him having no idea what he's doing, such as going through with the surgery even though no one is certain if the patient has been anesthetized, Slobulus remarking that Dr. Ghastly kills most of his patients, and Dr. Ghastly coming to the conclusion that the patient's problem can be solved by removing his brain.
4th Jun '17 2:10:47 PM Xemylixa
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** In [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=n19vHS5_WVk#t=4m17s another sketch]] the surgeon character asks a nurse for something more substantial than a scalpel, is given a bread knife and starts sharpening it with gusto ("Ooh, I do enjoy this!"). Then he makes a bold insision ''along the entire patient''.

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** In [[http://youtube.com/watch?v=n19vHS5_WVk#t=4m17s another sketch]] the surgeon character asks a nurse for something more substantial than a scalpel, is given a bread knife and starts sharpening it with gusto ("Ooh, I do enjoy this!"). Then he makes a bold insision incision ''along the entire patient''.
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