Period Medicine

by BloodyJess134 | created - 11 Apr 2018 | updated - 6 months ago | Public

A collection of shows in movies that focus on or touch on medicine throughout history

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1. Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (1993–1998)

60 min | Drama, Family, Western

The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small wild west town.

Stars: Jane Seymour, Joe Lando, Shawn Toovey, Chad Allen

Votes: 9,533

2. Outlander (2014– )

TV-MA | 64 min | Drama, Fantasy, Romance

An English combat nurse from 1945 is mysteriously swept back in time to 1743.

Stars: Caitriona Balfe, Sam Heughan, Duncan Lacroix, Sophie Skelton

Votes: 106,763

3. Casualty 1906 (2006 TV Movie)

TV-14 | 60 min | Drama

Casualty 1906 is an innovative hospital drama that plunges the viewer into the Receiving Room (today's A&E) of the London hospital deep in the teeming East End. The drama is shot with the ... See full summary »

Director: Bryn Higgins | Stars: Tim Baker, Paul Brightwell, Nigel Cooke, Dorothy Duffy

Votes: 268

4. Casualty 1907 (2008– )

180 min | Drama

Uses case notes, ward diaries and memoirs from archives at the Royal London Hospital in Whitechapel, to bring real doctors, nurses and patients from a Edwardian London hospital back to life.

Stars: Nicholas Farrell, William Houston, Alfie Allen, Neil Fitzmaurice

Votes: 350

5. Casualty 1909 (2009– )

Drama

Available records and diaries of nurses, doctors, and patients of the London hospital are put to life in this compelling series about the historic London Hospital.

Stars: Cherie Lunghi, Sarah Smart, William Houston, Nicholas Farrell

Votes: 315

6. Mercy Street (2016–2017)

TV-14 | 53 min | Drama, History

Follows the lives of two volunteer nurses on opposing sides of the Civil War - New England abolitionist Mary Phinney and Confederate supporter Emma Green.

Stars: McKinley Belcher III, Suzanne Bertish, Norbert Leo Butz, Gary Cole

Votes: 2,250

7. The Crimson Field (2014)

60 min | Drama, War

During the First World War, Kitty Trevelyan tries to put the past troubles behind her as she joins two other girls to volunteer at one of the busy war hospitals in northern France.

Stars: Hermione Norris, Oona Chaplin, Richard Rankin, Marianne Oldham

Votes: 2,625

8. The Knick (2014–2015)

TV-MA | 58 min | Drama, History

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.

Stars: Clive Owen, André Holland, Jeremy Bobb, Juliet Rylance

Votes: 41,315

9. Call the Midwife (2012– )

TV-PG | 60 min | Drama, History

Chronicles the lives of a group of midwives living in East London in the late-1950s to mid-1960s.

Stars: Vanessa Redgrave, Laura Main, Jenny Agutter, Judy Parfitt

Votes: 18,661

10. Quacks (2017–2018)

30 min | Comedy

In Victorian London four pioneers, friends, and rivals fighting to make a mark on the world and save lives.

Stars: Rory Kinnear, Tom Basden, Mathew Baynton, Lydia Leonard

Votes: 981

11. Bramwell (1995–1998)

TV-MA | 54 min | Drama

In 1895, women were not expected to work - or even know about - medicine. Women were expected to work as house-wives, mothers, teachers and nurses. One woman was determined to change that. ... See full summary »

Stars: Jemma Redgrave, Ruth Sheen, David Calder, Kevin McMonagle

Votes: 692

12. The Physician (2013)

R | 155 min | Adventure, Drama, History

In Persia in the 11th Century, a surgeon's apprentice disguises himself as a Jew to study at a school that does not admit Christians.

Director: Philipp Stölzl | Stars: Tom Payne, Stellan Skarsgård, Olivier Martinez, Emma Rigby

Votes: 34,684

13. Charité (2017– )

TV-MA | 45 min | Drama, History

The series describes the accomplishments of several famous German physicians and scientists at the prestigious Charité hospital in Berlin towards the end of the 19th century.

Stars: Alicia von Rittberg, Mala Emde, Maximilian Meyer-Bretschneider, Ulrich Noethen

Votes: 1,397

14. Restoration (1995)

R | 117 min | Biography, Drama, History

66 Metascore

The exiled royal physician to King Charles II devotes himself to helping Londoners suffering from the plague, and in the process falls in love with an equally poor woman.

Director: Michael Hoffman | Stars: Robert Downey Jr., Sam Neill, David Thewlis, Polly Walker

Votes: 8,635 | Gross: $4.10M

15. The Road to Wellville (1994)

R | 118 min | Comedy, Drama

A story about the ins and outs of one unusual health facility in the early twentieth century, run by the eccentric Dr. John Harvey Kellogg.

Director: Alan Parker | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, Bridget Fonda, Matthew Broderick, John Cusack

Votes: 10,990 | Gross: $6.51M

16. A Young Doctor's Notebook & Other Stories (2012–2013)

23 min | Comedy, Drama

In the early 20th century, a young doctor arrives in a small Russian village around the time of the Russian Revolution to work in the local hospital.

Stars: Jon Hamm, Daniel Radcliffe, Rosie Cavaliero, Adam Godley

Votes: 13,831

17. M*A*S*H (1972–1983)

TV-PG | 25 min | Comedy, Drama, War

The staff of an Army hospital in the Korean War find that laughter is the best way to deal with their situation.

Stars: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swit, Jamie Farr

Votes: 48,352

18. Morocco: Love in Times of War (2017)

70 min | Drama, War

In the Spanish city of Melilla, Morocco, during the Rif War of the 1920s, Spanish volunteer nurses with no experience adapt to their new lives.

Stars: Amaia Salamanca, Álex García, Verónica Sánchez, Álex Gadea

Votes: 1,949

19. Florence Nightingale (2008 TV Movie)

60 min | Drama

Reflective drama of pioneering nurse, writer and noted statistician Florence Nightingale

Director: Norman Stone | Stars: Laura Fraser, Michael Pennington, Andrew Harrison, Barbara Marten

Votes: 104

20. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

Passed | 86 min | Biography, Drama, History

The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Donald Woods

Votes: 2,132

21. The Elephant Man (1980)

PG | 124 min | Biography, Drama

77 Metascore

A Victorian surgeon rescues a heavily disfigured man who is mistreated while scraping a living as a side-show freak. Behind his monstrous façade, there is revealed a person of kindness, intelligence and sophistication.

Director: David Lynch | Stars: Anthony Hopkins, John Hurt, Anne Bancroft, John Gielgud

Votes: 208,329

22. Hysteria (2011)

R | 100 min | Comedy, Romance

53 Metascore

The truth of how Mortimer Granville devised the invention of the first vibrator in the name of medical science.

Director: Tanya Wexler | Stars: Maggie Gyllenhaal, Hugh Dancy, Jonathan Pryce, Felicity Jones

Votes: 29,747 | Gross: $1.80M

23. The Great Moment (1944)

Passed | 83 min | Biography, Comedy, Drama

The biography of Dr. W. T. Morgan, a 19th century Boston dentist, during his quest to have anesthesia, in the form of ether, accepted by the public and the medical and dental establishment.

Director: Preston Sturges | Stars: Joel McCrea, Betty Field, Harry Carey, William Demarest

Votes: 850

24. The Cider House Rules (1999)

PG-13 | 126 min | Drama, Romance

75 Metascore

A compassionate young man, raised in an orphanage and trained to be a doctor there, decides to leave to see the world.

Director: Lasse Hallström | Stars: Tobey Maguire, Charlize Theron, Michael Caine, Delroy Lindo

Votes: 90,383 | Gross: $57.55M

25. MASH (1970)

R | 116 min | Comedy, Drama, War

80 Metascore

The staff of a Korean War field hospital use humor and high jinks to keep their sanity in the face of the horror of war.

Director: Robert Altman | Stars: Donald Sutherland, Elliott Gould, Tom Skerritt, Sally Kellerman

Votes: 65,228 | Gross: $81.60M

26. Breaking the Mould (2009 TV Movie)

80 min | Drama, History

A historical drama that tells the story of the development of penicillin in the 1930's/40's, by a group of scientists in Oxford at The Dunn School of Pathology

Director: Peter Hoar | Stars: Dominic West, Denis Lawson, Oliver Dimsdale, Joe Armstrong

Votes: 122

27. Augustine (2012)

Not Rated | 102 min | Drama, History

74 Metascore

A look at the relationship between pioneering 19th century French neurologist Dr. Jean-Martin Charcot and his star teenage patient, a kitchen maid who is left partially paralyzed after a seizure.

Director: Alice Winocour | Stars: Vincent Lindon, Stéphan Wojtowicz, Soko, Chiara Mastroianni

Votes: 1,309 | Gross: $0.11M



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