From Chicago Med to Grey’s Anatomy, there are many hospital shows with TV doctors on television these days. How many nostalgic medical shows do you remember? Medical dramas have been on the air for around 50 years now. While many of them are serious, there are still some funny or outrageous moments on these shows.
If you’re a big fan of medical dramas, let’s see how many of these doctors you know from nostalgic television. Let’s take a look back at some of our favorite TV doctors from the past.
1. James Kildare
One of the first medical dramas was Dr. Kildare on NBC. It premiered in 1961. Richard Chamberlain played the young Dr. Kildare. He was always very calm and it brought that presence to the hospital and viewers.
2. Ben Casey
The show Ben Casey is another medical drama that aired in 1961. However, Dr. Casey was a lot different than Dr. Kildare. He was brooding and would try to work against the hospital’s rules. This show dealt with a lot of issues including immigration and child abuse.
3. Hawkeye Pierce
Of course, we have to mention Hawkeye from M*A*S*H. He was a surgeon in the military and treated patients in wartime Korea. While he was a great surgeon, he was also known for his pranks! Which one was your favorite?
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