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A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century.
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 Dr. John W. Thackery (20 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Dr. Algernon Edwards (20 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Herman Barrow (20 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Cornelia Robertson (20 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Lucy Elkins (20 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Dr. Bertie Chickering Jr. (20 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Sister Harriet / ... (20 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Dr. Everett Gallinger (20 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Tom Cleary (19 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Captain August Robertson (15 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Nurse Pell (14 episodes, 2014-2015)
Sean Harris ...
 Footman (14 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Eleanor (13 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Nurse Baker (12 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Jesse Edwards (11 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Henry Robertson (11 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Phillip Showalter (11 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Eldon Pouncey (11 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Ping Wu (10 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Mr. Havershorn (10 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Jimmy (10 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Abigail Alford (9 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Lin-Lin (9 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Victoria Robertson (9 episodes, 2014-2015)
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 Monsignor Joseph Mills Lawlor (9 episodes, 2014-2015)
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A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. Every day they must deal with lack of funding, personal conflicts, egotism, racial tensions, personal vices, drug addiction, affairs, closed minds, dated nigh-medieval medical techniques and them and their experimental new techniques being misunderstood by most, in order to keep the hospital going and give the ill the help they need. The pressure is enormous and leaves its mark on the souls of most of them.

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Modern medicine had to start somewhere. (Season 1) See more »

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Dr. Algernon Edwards partially based on Louis T. Wright (1891 - 1952), a brilliant African American surgeon who was active in the New York NAACP in the first half of the 20th century. Both Wright and the fictional Edwards studied at Harvard Medical School and graduated at the top of their class. Wright became Harlem Hospital's first African American surgeon in 1921, two decades after this show takes place. See more »

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It's not just another medical drama
16 August 2014 | by (Egypt) – See all my reviews

As a physician, I watched the entire House MD, Scrubs, most of ER and grey's anatomy. As a dedicated reader, I read a lot in medicine history. I'd like to reassure everyone who is afraid of watching another regular medical drama, this show is about medical history with it's bizarre and crazy events (which truly happened allover the course of medicine History), but in the same time it's a perfectly crafted piece of art from attention to small details to acting, writing, camera angels, sound tract and off course directing by Soderbergh.

Dr. John Thackery is a character built on 1900s Dr. William Stewart Halsted who is considered the greatest physician of the whole Johns Hopkins group, also Throughout his professional life, he was addicted to cocaine and later to morphine, which were not illegal during that time. The beauty about Thackery character is that it's a true character with his addiction and the predicted mood changes (even if there is some alteration, the character frame still the same, not like the case of G. House who was clearly a fictional character).

I don't want to go in details about the technical elements of the show, but one look over Steven Soderbergh's traffic, Erin Brockovich or even Ocean's eleven will be more than enough to understand that you are facing a spectacular show which has more and more to offer with each new episode (no wonder it was renewed for a second season before airing the first one).

The Knick is a too much sophisticated show to be compared with other shows from the same genre and IMO it shouldn't be compared with them at all. My advice to every one: see the first season now because if you're a TV person you will end up watching it anyway.


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