He that may fight, heal him
He that may fight no more, give him peace
He that is dead, take from him the Chapter's due
— The Codex Astartes, Warhammer 40,000
I don't see plugging a maniac like you as a violation of the Hippocratic Oath at all. Basically, I look on it as preventative medicine.
— Medic template, Feng Shui
Whoops...zat vas not medicine.
Phanan: "A laser scalpel. Hard to distinguish from a writing tool without close inspection and up close, I'm pretty effective with it."
Repness: "I'd say so. Did you surrender this weapon to our guards before coming before me?"
Phanan: "What weapon, sir?"
Repness: "The laser scalpel."
Phanan: "Not a weapon, sir. It's a tool of medicine. I wasn't asked to turn over my bandages, bacta treatments, disinfectant sprays, or tranquilizers either, but I can kill a man with any of them, under the right circumstances."
"Have killed many people, many ways; guns, knives, drugs, tech attacks, once with farming equipment, but never with medicine!"
—Mordin Solus, Mass Effect 2
"Ya don't git combat pay 'cause ya don't fight!"
—Officer to a skeptical, bedraggled medic in Bill Mauldin's Up Front — medics did eventually get combat pay.
"Not every mad doctor lives in a castle surrounded by villagers with pitchforks. Sometimes they live in the trenches, where there's plenty of spare parts flying around and a pressing need to get inventive with them."
Ah, Barrayarans, Mile's heart warmed. "On sight", he confirmed. These were military medicos; they all bore sidearms, bless them.