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8th Jul '17 1:32:35 AM bt8257
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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 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.

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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 they can be realistically expected to diagnose a heart or epilepsy attack, provide competent first aid, stitch up a wound or wound, 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.
2nd Jul '17 10:35:35 AM nombretomado
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* ''OsuTatakaeOuendan 2''--a doctor is called to "operate" on a man's bald head, a horse, and a malfunctioning microwave oven.

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* ''OsuTatakaeOuendan 2''--a ''VideoGame/OsuTatakaeOuendan2''--a doctor is called to "operate" on a man's bald head, a horse, and a malfunctioning microwave oven.
8th Jun '17 2:37:23 PM Morgenthaler
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* ''Series/{{NTSFSDSUV}}'': Parodied when the President of the Navy has his heart covertly [[WhyAmITicking replaced with a bomb]] by the villains. Trent performs "heart surgery" by literally ripping out another person's heart with his bare hands and shoving it inside the other person's chest.
4th Apr '17 12:17:40 PM KobyFish
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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', after one mission goes wrong, Sterling gets shot several times and has to be taken to a vet... who also turns out to be an alcoholic.

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* On ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'', the ''WesternAnimation/{{Archer}}'' episode "Coyote Lovely", after one the mission goes wrong, Sterling gets shot several times and has to be taken to a vet... who also turns out to be an alcoholic.
27th Mar '17 8:27:17 PM Divra
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* ''Literature/ThePeshawarLancers'' begins with a trooper complaining about being wounded and not wanting to see "the ''[[CountryMatters yoni]]'' doctor". His CO chides him gently, saying that while their regimental surgeon ''is'' a reservist and happens to be a gynaecologist in his civilian career, he is also a fully trained battlefield surgeon, and the trooper should know better than to be angry with people who are trying to keep him alive.
11th Mar '17 7:40:25 PM foxley
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* In ''ComicBook/HackSlash'', Cassie and Vlad usually go to their friend Lisa - who is a veterinary - to get patched up. In her defense, Lisa usually comments that she is not qualified to work on humans, but Cassie and Vlad prefer not to have their injuries treated in hospital.
11th Jan '17 5:47:04 PM nombretomado
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* Jonas Wharton of ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' accidentally cuts his hand open in "Flesh Wound" and has it stitched and bandaged by a vet.

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* Jonas Wharton of ''{{lonelygirl15}}'' ''WebVideo/Lonelygirl15'' accidentally cuts his hand open in "Flesh Wound" and has it stitched and bandaged by a vet.
27th Dec '16 7:52:39 AM Hanz
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* The Adult Swim flash game ''AmateurSurgeon'' seems to center around this. In the first game, Alan Probe is a humble pizza delivery boy who discovers an incredible knack for surgery - but since he's not an actual doctor he has to practice in his van or apartment and merely improvise his surgical tools. The sequel features a half-senile 70 year old Probe called back in the saddle.

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* The Adult Swim flash game ''AmateurSurgeon'' seems to center series ''Videogame/AmateurSurgeon'', being a twisted parody of Trauma Center revolves around this. In the first game, Alan Probe is a humble pizza delivery boy who discovers an incredible knack for surgery - but since he's not an actual doctor he has to practice in his van or apartment and merely improvise his surgical tools. The sequel features a half-senile 70 year old Probe called back in the saddle.
10th Dec '16 7:48:53 PM loracarol
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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.

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** That being said, McCoy [=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.



* In ''Literature/OurMutualFriend'', Mr Venus is a taxidermist. In ''Series/Dickensian'', he's apparently the closest Inspector Bucket has to a forensic pathologist.

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* In ''Literature/OurMutualFriend'', Mr Venus is a taxidermist. In ''Series/Dickensian'', ''Series/{{Dickensian}}'', he's apparently the closest Inspector Bucket has to a forensic pathologist.
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.
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