Stargate SG-1

Shades of Grey - S3-E18

Trivia: When Colonel O'Neil has been sent for a complete examination by General Hammond, Dr Fraiser tells Jack that his "blood pressure, DRE and EEG are all normal." Blood pressure forms part of any medical exam. An EEG (or electroencephalogram) is a recording of the electrical activity of the brain and considering Jack's seemingly abnormal behaviour might be considered reasonable. However a DRE (or Digital Rectal Exam) is a procedure where by a finger is inserted up the back passage to feel for the prostate. Other reasons for this procedure include looking for blood from a intestinal cancer or evidence of spinal cord injury. Given Jack's age its not necessarily an unreasonable thing to do but given the reason he's in the infirmary is because of his behaviour, it seems very strange. An alternative conspiracy theory could be that it's a bit of a punishment.


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