Surgeon Breaks Down 49 Medical Scenes from Film and TV

In the latest edition of WIRED’s “Technique Critique” series, Annie Onishi, a general surgery resident from Columbia University, takes a look at the medical accuracy of 49 memorable emergency room and operating room scenes from popular movies and TV shows.

“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?”