If you’re in serious need of an operation, you definitely wouldn’t want kids performing the surgery. Still, aspiring medical professionals were able to get practice on Cavity Sam, the red-nosed patient of the board game Operation.
In a 1995 ad, a man is wheeled into the operating room on a gurney and meets a bunch of kids in scrubs on the other side. His diagnosis is either a Charlie horse or a broken heart. Sounds like someone was doing jumping jacks to try and impress their true love.