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.
Modern medicine had to start somewhere. (Season 1)
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Algernon Edwards graduated from Harvard. Richard Theodore Greener (1844-1922) was the first black graduate of Harvard in 1870. Photos of Greener bear some resemblance to André Holland
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