Surgical Resident Breaks Down 49 Medical Scenes From Film & TV

“Annie Onishi, general surgery resident at Columbia University, takes a look at emergency room and operating room scenes from a variety of television shows and movies and breaks down how accurate they really are. Would the adrenaline scene from Pulp Fiction actually play out that way? Is all that medical jargon we hear in shows like Grey’s Anatomy and House true-to-life? Is removing a bullet really a cure-all for a gunshot wound?”

She did this in conjunction with WIRED magazine.

This is brilliant, very well done. I was hoping she’d comment on the William Hurt movie, The Doctor (operating room music, among other things) and the Harrison Ford movie The Fugitive where there’s behind the scenes fraud going on to inflate the effects of a drug.

[via Kottke.org]

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