A look at the professional and personal lives of the staff at New York's Knickerbocker Hospital during the early part of the twentieth century. Every day they must deal with lack of funding, personal conflicts, egotism, racial tensions, personal vices, drug addiction, affairs, closed minds, dated nigh-medieval medical techniques and them and their experimental new techniques being misunderstood by most, in order to keep the hospital going and give the ill the help they need. The pressure is enormous and leaves its mark on the souls of most of them.
Modern medicine had to start somewhere. (Season 1)
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Did You Know?
In a June 2011 interview with the website newyorktheatreguide.com, André Holland said that his favorite actors were Mark Rylance and Daniel Day Lewis. Three years later, he started playing Dr. Algernon Edwards in The Knick; Edwards's love interest Cornelia Robertson is played by Juliet Rylance, Mark Rylance's stepdaughter. See more