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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.
 
ID Who Description Episode
20 Bashir "I'm a Doctor, not a historian!" Trials and Tribble-ations
23 Bashir "I'm a doctor, not a botanist." The Wire
10 EMH "I'm a doctor, not a counterinsurgent!" Basics, Part 1
11 EMH "I'm a doctor, not a dragonslayer!" Bliss
12 EMH "I'm a doctor, not a peeping Tom!" Drone
13 EMH "I'm a doctor, not an engineer!" Flesh and Blood, Part 1
14 EMH "I'm a doctor, not a database!" Future's End, Part 2
15 EMH "I'm a doctor, not a battery!" Gravity
16 EMH "I'm a doctor, not a performer!" Investigations
17 EMH "I'm a doctor, not a zoo keeper!" Life Line
18 EMH "I'm a doctor, not a voyeur!" Parturition
19 EMH "I'm a doctor, not a bartender!" Twisted
27 EMH "I'm a doctor, Mr. Neelix, not a decorator." Phage
22 EMH E-E "I'm a doctor, not a doorstop!" Star Trek : First Contact
21 EMH mark II "I'm a doctor, not a commando!" Message in a Bottle
1 McCoy "What am I, a doctor or a moon shuttle conductor?" The Corbomite Maneuver
2 McCoy "I'm a doctor, not a bricklayer!" The Devil in the Dark
3 McCoy "I'm a surgeon, not a psychiatrist!" The City on the Edge of Forever
4 McCoy "I'm a doctor, not a mechanic!" The Doomsday Machine
5 McCoy "I'm not a scientist or a physicist, Mr. Spock..." Metamorphosis
6 McCoy "I'm a doctor, not a escalator!" Friday's Child
7 McCoy "I'm not a magician, Spock, just an old country doctor." The Deadly Years
8 McCoy "I will not peddle flesh! I'm a physician." Return to Tomorrow
9 McCoy "I'm a doctor, not a coal miner!" The Empath
26 McCoy "I'm a Doctor, not an engineer!" Mirror, Mirror
25 McCoy (Alternate) "Dammit man, I'm a Doctor not a physicist!" Star Trek XI
24 Phlox "I'm a physician, not an engineer!" Doctor's Orders

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