Well, a study was actually carried out to see if surgeons are truly foul-mouthed or not and published their findings in the British Medical Journal in 1999.
Using a grading system based on how bad the swearing is, researchers secretly tallied how often surgeons used profanity in the operating room.
The observation was carried out over 100 operations totaling 80 hours and 30 minutes of operating time.
What they found was that orthopedic surgeons were found to be the most foul-mouthed with an overall score of 41 (zero being no swearing at all).
ENT surgeons had the best score of 2 when one surgeon exclaimed "bugger" during one case.
Here's the chart...
|Taken from BMJ|
Surgeons swear when operating: fact or myth? BMJ 1999; 319 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.319.7225.1611 (Published 18 December 1999)