Reflections on “St. Elsewhere”

This Emergency Department scene from the early 1980s’ TV show, “St. Elsewhere” recalls similar scenes from the Phoenix hospital where I practiced emergency medicine. Although we had nobody the stature of Denzel Washington or Ed Begley, Jr., we experienced similar dramas and challenges as depicted in that iconic TV drama. Back then, I had neither the time nor interest to watch more than a partial episode. I was a full-time emergency physician and spent my leisure time in non-work-related activities. …

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