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Hospital (1970)

Daily activities of the Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, with emphasis on the emergency ward and outpatient clinics. The cases depicted illustrate how medical expertise, availability... See full summary »

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Eugene Friedman ... Himself (as Eugene Friedman M.D.)
Stanley Friedman ... Himself (as Stanley Friedman M.D.)
Robert Schwartz ... Himself (as Robert Schwartz M.D.)
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Daily activities of the Metropolitan Hospital in New York City, with emphasis on the emergency ward and outpatient clinics. The cases depicted illustrate how medical expertise, availability of resources, organizational considerations and the nature of communication among the staff and patients affect the delivery of health care. Written by Anonymous

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Better than any episode of ER
9 May 2002 | by See all my reviews

Frederick Wiseman really set a new standard in regards to the Direct Cinema and the Cinema Verité movements. This is a very jarring experience for people who aren't used to watching documentaries. Once you see the part where the man starts puking all over the floor, one realizes the power of the moment reflected in this film. One of the best early documentaries, if not the best.


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