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Pulling through or pegging out

BMJ 1995; 310 doi: (Published 04 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:336
  1. Ged Mercurio

    The pilot episode of ER is a rollercoaster ride through Chicago County General's emergency room, which lurches from one resuscitation to another and pauses for character moments or patient vignettes. Creator Michael Crichton, author of Jurassic Park, based ER on his experiences as a medical student, and the product has energy, humour, and charismatic characters. Chief resident Dr Mark Green—played by “Goose” from the film Top Gun—is, we are told, “the best.” We were spared seeing him with a patient with rhinitis caseosa and reporting, “Maverick, there are bogeys all over me.” Paediatrician Dr Douglas Ross was established as a heavy drinking heart throb by the subtle device of showing him drunk and bragging about his conquests; surgeon Dr Peter Benton was repeatedly described as a git, and Sherry Stringfield, …

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