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25th Nov '16 3:29:18 PM AgProv
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** When the entire surgical staff came down with the flu, Radar spent most of the episode on the radio and phone, begging everything from pediatricians to psychiatrists to come help out.

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** When the entire surgical staff came down with the flu, Radar spent most of the episode on the radio and phone, begging everything from pediatricians to psychiatrists to come help out. Sidney the pychiatrist and the MASH dentist who appears in early episodes have both been roped in to act as emergency surgeons in the OR. Despite her protests, head nurse Hotlips Houlihan has also performed surgical procedures at need.


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** In one episode, the padre has to perform an emergency operation, guided by a radio link to a doctor at the base. He scceeds.
25th Nov '16 3:23:57 PM AgProv
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* In the final episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Daphne's baby is delivered by a veterinarian. Nobody even suggests that Niles (who must have a medical degree if he is practicing as a psychiatrist) might be a better choice.

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* In the final episode of ''Series/{{Frasier}}'', Daphne's baby is delivered by a veterinarian. Nobody even suggests that Niles (who must have a medical degree if he is practicing as a psychiatrist) might be a better choice. [[note]] In an earlier episode, Niles and Frasier attempt to deliver a baby, being the only doctors of any sort on hand for the emergency, and fail miserably; the child is born naturally without their active assistance. It is revealed of Niles that he only opted to specialise in psychiatry after he realised that surgery and the sight of blood made him very queasy indeed.[[/note]]
25th Nov '16 12:29:51 PM Morgenthaler
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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', during an emergency at the hospital, the surgeon is forced to employ the children as honorary doctors on the grounds that they'd once watched a medical drama on TV. Stan, being squeamish, [[{{Squick}} empties his stomach into a patient's incision]].

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* In ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'', during ''WesternAnimation/SouthPark'':
** During
an emergency at the hospital, the surgeon is forced to employ the children as honorary doctors on the grounds that they'd once watched a medical drama on TV. Stan, being squeamish, [[{{Squick}} empties his stomach into a patient's incision]].
25th Nov '16 12:11:41 PM Morgenthaler
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* One episode of ''Series/VengeanceUnlimited'' had Mr. Chapel getting shot. He had K.C. call a vet that owed him a favor. The vet protested but you don't say no to [[BadAss Mr. Chapel]].

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* One episode of ''Series/VengeanceUnlimited'' had Mr. Chapel getting shot. He had K.C. call a vet that owed him a favor. The vet protested but you don't say no to [[BadAss Mr. Chapel]].Chapel.
13th Nov '16 3:25:12 PM nombretomado
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* In ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' Booster Gold is faced with a woman about to give birth and turns to the doctor helping him save the world.

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* In ''JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeagueUnlimited'' Booster Gold is faced with a woman about to give birth and turns to the doctor helping him save the world.
19th Aug '16 4:54:13 PM billybobfred
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To a ''very'' limited extent this is justified, as medical doctors in different specialties do all go through basic medical training[[note]]You can't expect an ophthalmologist to conduct a heart or liver transplant, but he/she can be realistically expected to diagnose a heart or epilepsy attack, provide competent first aid, stitch up a wound or assist in a childbirth[[/note]], and some of the skills of one discipline cross over. A bit.[[note]]For example, sewing up a wound is much the same for most mammals, but organs and blood vessels can be very different, so the more one has to muck about, the more a specialist is needed.[[/note]] Oftentimes a subtrope of ClosestThingWeGot, if the dentist's employed in an emergency. Compare BackAlleyDoctor, who may or may not be a licensed practitioner of medicine, but could still save your life if worst comes to worst. Compare/contrast with SuperDoc, when you can actually find a genuine doctor who is more like medicine's answer to the OmnidisciplinaryScientist.

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To a ''very'' limited extent this is justified, as medical doctors in different specialties do all go through basic medical training[[note]]You can't expect an ophthalmologist to conduct a heart or liver transplant, but he/she they can be realistically expected to diagnose a heart or epilepsy attack, provide competent first aid, stitch up a wound or assist in a childbirth[[/note]], and some of the skills of one discipline cross over. A bit.[[note]]For example, sewing up a wound is much the same for most mammals, but organs and blood vessels can be very different, so the more one has to muck about, the more a specialist is needed.[[/note]] Oftentimes a subtrope of ClosestThingWeGot, if the dentist's employed in an emergency. Compare BackAlleyDoctor, who may or may not be a licensed practitioner of medicine, but could still save your life if worst comes to worst. Compare/contrast with SuperDoc, when you can actually find a genuine doctor who is more like medicine's answer to the OmnidisciplinaryScientist.
5th Aug '16 11:45:07 AM madammina
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* Justified in ''Series/TeenWolf'' the Vet is secretly the doctor to all the supernatural creatures (Mostly were creatures) in Beacon Hills. He'll treat more human injuries in a pinch, but the characters go to him for anything more supernaturally based.
28th Jul '16 6:21:23 PM RobMandeville
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** That being said, McCoy successfully cured a ''rock'' once (a wounded Horta, to be precise). He realized that he was way out of his depth, having no training in silicon-based biology, but covered a phaser wound with plaster--the silcon equivalent of a bandage.
27th Jun '16 1:39:03 PM Willbyr
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* ''FrankenFran'' will stitch together any "patient", whether a human, an animal, some weird hybrid or a 40 meter giant that forced her to use a two-handed surgical knife.

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* ''FrankenFran'' ''Manga/FrankenFran'' will stitch together any "patient", whether a human, an animal, some weird hybrid or a 40 meter giant that forced her to use a two-handed surgical knife.
14th May '16 9:30:00 AM Morgenthaler
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* Deconstructed in ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', where Prohibition agent Nelson Van Alden is taking a wounded suspect from a hospital to where he can be interrogated. Seeing that the guy won't make it, they find the nearest person with a medical degree, who happens to be a dentist. The man points out that he has no idea how to help the suspect. He injects the then-legal cocaine to calm down the guy but has to do it in his mouth, as he has never injected a syringe anywhere else. The guy dies while a desperate van Alden, uh, [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique accelerates his questioning]] under these conditions.

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* ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'':
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Deconstructed in ''Series/BoardwalkEmpire'', where when Prohibition agent Nelson Van Alden is taking takes a wounded suspect from a hospital to where he can be interrogated. Seeing that the guy won't make it, they find the nearest person with a medical degree, who happens to be a dentist. The man points out that he has no idea how to help the suspect. He injects the then-legal cocaine to calm down the guy but has to do it in his mouth, as he has never injected a syringe anywhere else. The guy dies while a desperate van Alden, uh, [[JackBauerInterrogationTechnique accelerates his questioning]] under these conditions.
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