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I'm a Doctor Not a... List

The following is a list of all the "I'm a doctor, not a..." statements which we have ever heard. I have included the single variation on the wording of the phrase which Dr. McCoy used in "The Corbomite Maneuver". I have often wondered if the EMH's fondness for using this phrase is an indicator that some part of his personality is based on that of Dr. McCoy. We'll never really know, but it's nice to think that some part of McCoy was still active and working in 2377. As usual, any corrections or updates are welcome and should include the episode it's from, and if possible an idea of where in the episode the statement is made.
 
Description Episode
McCoy : 
"What am I, a doctor or a moon shuttle conductor?"
The Corbomite Maneuver
McCoy : 
"I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer!"
The Devil in the Dark
McCoy : 
"I'm a surgeon, not a psychiatrist!"
The City on the Edge of Forever
McCoy : 
"I'm not a scientist or a physicist, Mr. Spock..."
Metamorphosis
McCoy : 
"I'm a doctor, not a escalator!"
Friday's Child
McCoy : 
"I'm a doctor, not a mechanic!"
The Doomsday Machine
McCoy : 
"I'm a Doctor, not an engineer!"
Mirror, Mirror
McCoy : 
"I'm not a magician, Spock, just an old country doctor."
The Deadly Years
McCoy : 
"I will not peddle flesh! I'm a physician."
Return to Tomorrow
McCoy : 
"I'm a doctor, not a coal miner!"
The Empath
Bashir : 
"I'm a doctor, not a botanist."
The Wire
Bashir : 
"I'm a Doctor, not a historian!"
Trials and Tribble-ations
EMH : 
"I'm a doctor, Mr. Neelix, not a decorator."
Phage
EMH : 
"I'm a doctor, not a bartender!"
Twisted
EMH : 
"I'm a doctor, not a voyeur!"
Parturition
EMH : 
"I'm a doctor, not a performer!"
Investigations
EMH : 
"I'm a doctor, not a counterinsurgent!"
Basics, Part 1
EMH : 
"I'm a doctor, not a database!"
Future's End, Part 2
EMH mark II : 
"I'm a doctor, not a commando!"
Message in a Bottle
EMH : 
"I'm a doctor, not a peeping Tom!"
Drone
EMH : 
"I'm a doctor, not a battery!"
Gravity
EMH : 
"I'm a doctor, not a dragonslayer!"
Bliss
EMH : 
"I'm a doctor, not a zoo keeper!"
Life Line
EMH : 
"I'm a doctor, not an engineer!"
Flesh and Blood, Part 1
Phlox : 
"I'm a physician, not an engineer!"
Doctor's Orders
EMH E-E : 
"I'm a doctor, not a doorstop!"
Star Trek : First Contact
McCoy : 
"Dammit man, I'm a Doctor not a physicist!"
Star Trek XI

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