The sickbay of the refit Excelsior-class could hold up to forty-seven patients at one time, though it would be crowded. (Star Trek Generations)

This is original research : 47 people were said to have beamed to sickbay, after which we see a crowded room in which varia people are treating these 47. That proves that the square footage of the sickbay is enough to physically fit 47+ people in a fix, but nothing is implied about it's patient holding capacity. -- Capricorn (talk) 16:51, July 12, 2015 (UTC)

Agreed. --| TrekFan Open a channel 17:01, July 12, 2015 (UTC)

Bedside manner Edit

Would this page be the best place to put all references to it? --LauraCC (talk) 18:29, October 7, 2015 (UTC)

Is there any particular reason you don't think it should have a page on its own? -- Capricorn (talk) 21:59, October 7, 2015 (UTC)

Because it deals primarily with the treatment of patients. --LauraCC (talk) 17:29, October 8, 2015 (UTC)

So does a scalpel. I recon as a distinct subject it deserves a page of its own. -- Capricorn (talk) 17:43, October 8, 2015 (UTC)

Ambulatory caseEdit

Would "ambulatory case" be a better name for this page? --LauraCC (talk) 20:11, September 21, 2016 (UTC)

In which case a merge with "patient" would seem to be self-explanatory...--LauraCC (talk) 20:15, September 21, 2016 (UTC)

I believe so. Because MA is an encyclopedia rather than a dictionary, we generally don't name articles using adjectives, which "ambulatory" seems to be. --Defiant (talk) 20:51, September 21, 2016 (UTC)

That's what I did with the term stillborn. Granted, it's the only term used ("They were all stillborn.") rather than "stillbirth". --LauraCC (talk) 20:54, September 21, 2016 (UTC)

Exactly: there's no alternative in that case, whereas in this case, a merge with the "patient" article is a suitable alternative. Or so it seems to me. --Defiant (talk) 21:03, September 21, 2016 (UTC)

Okay, merge. --LauraCC (talk) 18:20, September 28, 2016 (UTC)


"Invalid" TOS: "The Menagerie, Part I" TNG: "Too Short a Season", "Half a Life", "All Good Things..." VOY: "Lineage", "Friendship One"

"Sick people" TNG: "The Outcast" VOY: "The Swarm"

"(The) sick (and injured)" TOS: "The Cage", "The Menagerie, Part I", "Friday's Child" TNG: "Haven", "I Borg" DS9: "The Quickening" VOY: "Darkling", "Critical Care" --LauraCC (talk) 16:43, September 19, 2018 (UTC)

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