History Series / UntoldStoriesOfTheER

19th Sep '17 9:53:47 PM loracarol
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* ObstructiveAuthorityFigure: Subverted with the cops. Often times they tend to get in the way in the doctor's work, but it's justified for the most part as they don't intend to get in the way, they're just trying to their jobs as well.
19th Sep '17 9:46:04 PM loracarol
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** One case had a woman who turns out to be three months pregnant violently hemorrhaging in her uterus. Problem was that the only person who knew her medical history was her husband who only spoke an uncommon middle-eastern language and the nearest translator was 30 minutes away and she did not even have five minutes. However a [[AlmightyJanitor janitor that work there had immigrated from a country that spoke it.]]

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** One case had a woman who turns turned out to be three months pregnant violently hemorrhaging in her uterus. Problem was that the only person who knew her medical history was her husband who only spoke an uncommon middle-eastern language [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Punjabi_language Punjabi]] and the nearest translator was 30 minutes away away, and she did not even have five minutes. However Luckily a [[AlmightyJanitor janitor that work worked there had immigrated from a country that spoke it.]]
19th Sep '17 9:40:18 PM loracarol
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* AlmightyJanitor: In one episode, a woman came to the ER, unconscious. The doctors couldn't tell what was wrong, and the only other person they could reach who knew her medical history was her husband, who could only speak an uncommon Middle Eastern language. The nearest translator for that language was half an hour away and the woman didn't even have five minutes... cue a janitor saving the day because he just happened to be from the husband's country.

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* AlmightyJanitor: In one episode, a woman came to the ER, unconscious. The doctors couldn't tell what was wrong, and the only other person they could reach who knew her medical history was her husband, who could only speak an uncommon Middle Eastern language.Punjabi. The nearest translator for that language was half an hour away and the woman didn't even have five minutes... cue a janitor saving the day because he just happened to be from speak the husband's country.same language.
3rd Sep '17 11:58:42 AM Peteman
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted ''hard'' in some cases. One woman was brutally mauled by a mountain lion. Doctors managed to reconstruct her face, but she cried when they took the bandages off and she saw how bad she looked. They then showed her photos of how she looked before they stitched her up, and she realized that she was lucky to even ''have'' a face.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted ''hard'' in some cases. One woman was brutally mauled by a mountain lion. Doctors managed to reconstruct her face, but she cried when they took the bandages off and she saw how bad she looked. They then showed her photos of how she looked before they stitched her up, and she realized that she was lucky to even ''have'' a face.
28th Feb '17 3:59:41 PM TotalDramaRox97
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** Played straight in another episode where doctors discovered a cancer patient was being poisoned by his wife
5th Nov '16 7:05:55 PM Sharlee
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* SurprisinglyHappyEnding: While stories on this show generally end with the patients pulling through, occasionally there patient leaves with additional cause to be cheerful, such as the accidentally-gunshot bride who (thanks to standard blood tests) got to tell her fiance they were expecting.
5th Nov '16 7:01:22 PM Sharlee
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* AllOfThem: The boy who gave himself magnesium poisoning by drinking too much antacid liquid. "How much did you take?" "The whole bottle."
9th Oct '16 2:06:31 PM TotalDramaRox97
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* WolfInSheepsClothing: Averted in one episode. A man with hemorrhoids and heart problems was coming in with frequent bouts of bradycardia while his wife was with him. His wife is unbelievably nice to both her husband and the staff. The workers start thinking she might be this trope and is poisoning her husband. They were half right. During one his bradycardia bouts, one doctor asks the wife what happened and she explains that she was just giving him his hemorrhoid cream. The doctor looks at the bottle and discovers that he the bottle was his heart medication, nitroglycerine, which causes expands blood vessels and causes blood to gather in the heart. So while the wife was the one making her husband sick, it was by accident and her kindness was genuine all along.
9th Sep '16 11:13:15 AM TotalDramaRox97
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* ObstructiveAuthorityFigure: Subverted with the cops. Often times they tend to get in the way in the doctor's work, but it's justified for the most part as they don't intend to get in the way, they're just trying to their jobs as well.
24th Aug '16 8:57:22 AM Gimere
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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted ''hard'' in some cases. One woman was brutally mauled by a mountain lion. Doctors managed to reconstruct her face, but she cried when they took the bandages off and she saw how bad she looked. They then showed her photos of how she looked before they stitched her up, and she realized that she was lucky to even have a face.

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* BeautyIsNeverTarnished: Averted ''hard'' in some cases. One woman was brutally mauled by a mountain lion. Doctors managed to reconstruct her face, but she cried when they took the bandages off and she saw how bad she looked. They then showed her photos of how she looked before they stitched her up, and she realized that she was lucky to even have ''have'' a face.



* Another fairly graphic example happened in the episode "Drama Mama." The featured doctor was dealing with a combative patient who appeared to have a tension pneumothorax (in layman's terms, a collapsed lung). In actuality he didn't, and when the doctor poked his chest to relieve the pressure, a quite literal fountain of blood squirted ''everywhere.''

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* ** Another fairly graphic example happened in the episode "Drama Mama." The featured doctor was dealing with a combative patient who appeared to have a tension pneumothorax (in layman's terms, a collapsed lung). In actuality he didn't, and when the doctor poked his chest to relieve the pressure, a quite literal fountain of blood squirted ''everywhere.''
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