Rates of swearing during 100 operations, by specialty (BMJ, 1999).
"Orthopaedic surgeons on average register one swear pointevery 29 minutes, almost twice as often as surgeons overall. Althoughorthopaedic surgeons triumph in the field of foul language, generalsurgeons are by no means without sin, being only slightly lessfoul
mouthed than their orthopaedic colleagues. Gynaecologistsalso seem
anything but angelic but may have been penalised bya small sample size
of operating time. The 95% confidence intervalshows that
gynaecologists may actually use more foul languagethan general
surgeons. Meanwhile the mild mannered ear, nose,and throat surgeons
contribute little, with nearly five hoursof operating time on average