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7th Nov '17 11:56:44 AM kyojikasshu
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* Heero Yuy fixes his own broken leg in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''. This is because said leg was dislocated after a big fall, and he relocated it by himself. This is technically possible but extremely painful, but because Heero's TheStoic at that point of the story, he didn't bat an eye and, rather unrealistically, was able to walk fine afterwards and never suffered problems with that leg later on.

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* Heero Yuy fixes his own broken leg in ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamWing''. This is because said leg was dislocated after a big fall, and he relocated it by himself. This is technically possible but extremely painful, but because Heero's TheStoic at that point of the story, he didn't bat an eye and, rather unrealistically, was able to walk fine afterwards and never suffered problems with that leg later on. He also reset it right in front of Duo Maxwell, who was promptly grossed out.
21st Oct '17 6:21:02 PM wingedcatgirl
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** Actually, you're body can metabolize itself more efficiently than it can digest food. In a starvation situation, you're better off letting yourself waste away than to try to eat yourself, even assuming you have no issues with blood loss or infection.
9th Oct '17 8:30:01 PM Arca
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* In ''Videogame/EvilGenius'', One of the henchmen you can recruit, Ethan Asia, was performing surgery on a Papa New Guinean tribesman, when his patient suffered a fatal heart attack while Ethan simultaneously suffered pancreatic failure. Seeing no other options, Ethan transplanted his patient's pancreas into his own body.

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* In ''Videogame/EvilGenius'', One of the henchmen you can recruit, Ethan Asia, Asia (aka [[NamesToRunAwayFromReallyFast The Butcher]]), was performing surgery on a Papa New Guinean tribesman, when his patient suffered a fatal heart attack while Ethan simultaneously suffered pancreatic failure. Seeing no other options, Ethan transplanted his patient's pancreas into his own body. Oh, and [[EvilHand the pancreas]] [[OrganAutonomy was cursed]], so now [[ImAHumanitarian he's a cannibal]].
2nd Sep '17 7:29:54 PM Discar
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* ''Literature/{{Domina}}'': Adelle's brother Grigorii tried to give himself godeyes, the most advanced form of BioAugmentation in the city. It requires physically removing the eyes from the skull and doing precision surgery on them while they are carefully mutated. He tried to do this by himself, ''to'' himself. Even in the best of circumstances, people who try to get godeyes are usually blinded; Grigorii lost his eyes entirely. [[AngerBornOfWorry And then his sister almost killed him when she found out what he did]].
27th Aug '17 12:38:11 AM Doug86
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* During a battle between ComicBook/{{Lobo}} and his daughter, they slash each other up so badly their regenerative powers can't keep up, so they take a break to stitch themselves up.

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* During a battle between ComicBook/{{Lobo}} SelfDemonstrating/{{Lobo}} and his daughter, they slash each other up so badly their regenerative powers can't keep up, so they take a break to stitch themselves up.
11th Aug '17 12:33:09 PM Prometheus117
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** [[CyberCyclops Shockwave]] presumably did this off-screen to fix his eye and the rest of himself after [[MoeGreeneSpecial Arcee shot it out]] in a flashback.

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** [[CyberCyclops Shockwave]] presumably did this off-screen to fix his eye and the rest of himself after [[MoeGreeneSpecial Arcee shot it the former out]] and he was caught in the backlash of his exploding Space Bridge in a flashback.
11th Aug '17 12:21:32 PM Prometheus117
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* In ''Film/MasterAndCommanderTheFarSideOfTheWorld'', Doctor Maturin must excise a [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace musket ball]] from his abdomen. His surgeon's mate was available, but he only trusted himself to do it right. He had some help on-hand, including a quite squeamish [[PlatonicLifePartners Captain Aubrey]].

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* In ''Film/MasterAndCommanderTheFarSideOfTheWorld'', Doctor Maturin must excise a [[IJustShotMarvinInTheFace musket ball]] from his abdomen. abdomen along with the piece of his shirt that was taken with it to avoid dying of infection. His surgeon's mate was available, available and (reluctantly) willing to perform the procedure, but he only trusted himself to do it right. He had some help on-hand, including said mate and a quite squeamish [[PlatonicLifePartners Captain Aubrey]].



* In 1921, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_O%27Neill_Kane#Do-it-yourself_surgery Evan O'Neill]] Kane of Kane, Penn., wanted to prove that ether—the primary general anesthetic at the time—was being used far too often when less-dangerous local anesthetics could be substituted. As his test case, the good doctor used himself, removing his own appendix using only local anesthetic by propping himself up on the operating table with a mirror over his abdomen. With three other doctors in the operating room as backup, Kane made the large incision needed to remove the appendix and his assistants sutured him up. (This was before new techniques allowed doctors to make small 'Band-Aid'-size incisions for appendix removal.) The doctor recovered nicely.

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* In 1921, [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Evan_O%27Neill_Kane#Do-it-yourself_surgery Evan O'Neill]] Kane of Kane, Penn., wanted to prove that ether—the primary general anesthetic at the time—was time—was being used far too often when less-dangerous local anesthetics could be substituted. As his test case, the good doctor used himself, removing his own appendix using only local anesthetic by propping himself up on the operating table with a mirror over his abdomen. With three other doctors in the operating room as backup, Kane made the large incision needed to remove the appendix and his assistants sutured him up. (This was before new techniques allowed doctors to make small 'Band-Aid'-size incisions for appendix removal.) The doctor recovered nicely.
26th Jul '17 2:21:09 PM mkmlp
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* At one point in ''Film/TheRevenant'', Hugh Glass is forced to cauterize a big hole in his neck with gunpowder. Ouch.


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* The Courier in ''Machinima/CouriersMindRiseOfNewVegas'' often has to remove bullets and sow his own wounds, while out in the desert without a doctor. Sometimes even using non-medical tools in his makeshift surgeries.
19th Jul '17 10:35:15 AM Prometheus117
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* Starscream of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' is seen ''almost'' doing this with a T-Cog he havested from a dead clone of himself so he can transform again. Understandably, when something else comes up, he's perfectly happy for the excuse to put it off.

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Starscream of ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime'' is seen ''almost'' doing this with a T-Cog he havested harvested from a dead clone of himself so he can transform again. again, essentially preparing for the equivalent of self-organ surgery. Understandably, when something else comes up, he's perfectly happy for the excuse to put it off.off.
** [[CyberCyclops Shockwave]] presumably did this off-screen to fix his eye and the rest of himself after [[MoeGreeneSpecial Arcee shot it out]] in a flashback.
8th Jul '17 9:55:27 AM nombretomado
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* TheOtherWiki page on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-surgery Self-surgery]] has a number of media examples.

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* TheOtherWiki Wiki/TheOtherWiki page on [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Self-surgery Self-surgery]] has a number of media examples.
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