Is The Dark Knight’s Two-Face a realistic depiction of third-degree burns?

The answer is no.

Patient-blogger Duncan Cross takes exception to the cavalier treatment director Christopher Nolan gives to third-degree burns in Aaron Eckhart’s super-villain.

“There is no way that eye would have survived intact, much less be able to function without a lid and tear ducts,” he writes.

And his refusal of pain medications in the film? “The idea that someone could suffer Dent’s injuries, be in that kind of pain, and still be capable of coherent thought is just plain BS.”

Indeed, accurate medicine sometimes gets in the way of good drama.

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