ST ELSEWHERE (1982 – 1988)

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Cast: Ed Begley Jr., William Daniels, Howie Mandel

Great show there this is before ER you see now days everything is rehashed years later it becomes ER. St. Eligius, a hospital in Boston The nickname came about that if patient could afford treatment they would go to St. Elsewhere statement made by other doctors from other establishment. Donald Westphall, the chief of medicine and also the one in charge of the new residents who came in every year. I remember there was Daniel Auschlander, the chief of services, who had already been diagnosed with cancer in the first episode. Mark Craig, the brilliant and extremely pompous heart surgeon who always said exactly what was on his mind to everyone. Victor Ehrlich, a tall, blonde California surfer dude who also happened to be a skilled surgeon. And there there was the staff of resident and nurses.

This was a cool series at the time and still is I got hooked from the first episode plus there was comedy in it. It was as realistic as it should be. In some episode there are twist and turn. There were a brilliant episodes the one with aids and comfort it was in the early 80’s and it didn’t seek in into the public’s head yet the episode was dealing with the panic of the staff and how to handle the patient that break thought TV my friends. At the time there were the misconception that it was an homosexual disease guess what it is not and also they didn’t not know how to test the blood to see if it was HIV positive or not. It also dealt with at the athletics on steroids that was not done before on TV. It is still a good show ti see by long shot. This is a must see.  Denzel Washington, David Morse, Howie Mandel, Mark Harmon just to name a few.


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