No matter how minor your medical issues, you want them treated responsibly. But in the world of the movies, what passes for medicine is far from accurate and can even be dangerous. A shot to the heart or defibrillation on a wet patient straight from a swimming pool? Not in real life. Here are some major medical mess-ups made famous by films.
â€œThe Abyssâ€ Of Medical Errors
While medicine has come a long way since 1989, the medical shortfalls in James Cameronâ€™s â€œThe Abyssâ€ were egregious even then – they got the practice of CPR completely wrong! Performing weak chest compressions with bent arms for a very brief period, unsurprisingly fails to restart the patientâ€™s heart, and somehow the water surrounding the patient doesnâ€™t cause electrocution when they administer shocks. [Read more…]