exculpatory wrote:Captain_Caveman wrote:exculpatory wrote:
99% of doctor shows are unwatchable for me.
I realize they must take dramatic license & wrap it up in 60 minutes, but the medicine portrayed is almost always light years away from reality.
And how difficult would it be to hire a medical person who could tell the actors how to pronounce the medical terms correctly?
Fortunately for them, 99.99% of the viewers don’t know fact from fiction, & just enjoy the drama & the obligatory **** by docs & nurses.
PS Also, it gives the average viewer a skewed perspective on how medicine is practiced. On House, the “team” performed neurosurgery on Mondays & administered chemo on Tuesdays. Also, most docs know little about other specialties - contrary to popular belief. These shows usually promulgate & reenforce the fallacy that every doc knows everything.
Law enforcement calls this the CSI effect and it has a major impact on trials and jury selection.
Beware this in your neck of the woods:
Thanks. We don't do a lot of small lake swimming here where the water tends to be more stagnant. Mostly much larger ones plus some hot springs, where we don't dunk our heads.