The lives, loves and losses of the doctors and nurses of Chicago's County General Hospital.

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Michael Crichton has created a medical drama that chronicles life and death in a Chicago hospital emergency room. Each episode tells the tale of another day in the ER, from the exciting to the mundane, and the joyous to the heart-rending. Frenetic pacing, interwoven plot lines, and emotional rollercoastering is used to attempt to accurately depict the stressful environment found there. This show even portrays the plight of medical students in their quest to become physicians. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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One of Executive Producer Steven Spielberg's favorite films is Lawrence of Arabia (1962). The cast of this series has included Alex Kingston, whose ex-husband Ralph Fiennes played Lawrence in Great Performances: A Dangerous Man: Lawrence After Arabia (1992). Also appearing on the series were Miguel Ferrer, Rosemary Clooney and George Clooney, the son, ex-wife and nephew, respectively, of Lawrence of Arabia (1962) cast member José Ferrer. See more »

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Doctors and nurses frequently wear their stethoscopes backwards - with the binaural pointed toward the back of the head rather than the face - while listening to heart or lung sounds. In reality, this would not allow the listener to hear ANYTHING, as sound would be transmitted into the skin at the back of the outer ear rather than down the ear canal. See more »

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Dr. Doug Ross: Weaver and the sound of her own voice: A love story.
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10 May 2004 | by See all my reviews

I have seen every single episode from 1994 to present. I can't say much to it personally that can do it justice so I'm simply going to leave it at that I have learned much from this show, it has a lot of feeling and a lot of heart, and I have grown with it. If I'm labeled as a die-hard fan, then so be it. I'm a guy and I love E.R. Hey, I'm square with that... ; ) And to those who say it's too long because characters leave... welcome to real life. People go places, they die, they have their troubles, they go out with 4 different people (sometimes incredibly in the same workplace). They don't call it drama for nuttin' :D


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