Trope-a-Day: Surgeons Can Do Autopsies If They Want

Surgeons Can Do Autopsies If They Want: Subverted – yes, there is medical specialization, just as there is specialization in everything else.  But given how long people live – and that long-lived people are the majority demographic – it’s amazing how many of those doctors (or engineers, or scientists, or, or, or…) are fully-qualified specialists in several different specialties.

Or, indeed, several different entire fields. “Quantum physicist, knitter, herpetologist, corporate lawyer (specialized in finance), gourmet chef, mercenary sergeant, thoracic surgeon, ‘weave cartoonist, and plumber,” to pluck from the air, is an entirely reasonable and indeed quite mundane resume by local standards.

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