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Broadcast internationally as London Hospital, this is a Spin-OffIn Name Only of Casualty.This is a single episode (1906), 3 part series (1907), and a six part series (1909) dramatized from the hospital records of The London Hospital (located in Whitechapel in the East End) focusing on the equivalent location as its modern counterpart (The Receiving Room, although we see wards too) save that all the cases and characters are historically accurate. Perhaps of more interest to amateur historians than it is to drama fans it is still riveting and thoroughly enjoyable.
This series provides examples of:
Allergic to Love: Bedford Fenwick has a panic attack because he Cannot Spit It Outto Miss Luckes. The "love" part is not outright stated but implied by the sheer awkwardness of the scene.
CPR (Clean, Pretty, Reliable): Averted, in that CPR didn't exist back then. When a child's heart stops after a problem with the anaesthesia, Silvester's method (which involves moving the arms back and forth) is used instead. This method is now banned in the UK.
Dangerous Workplace: Both the cause of a lot of injuries and, in the pre-antibiotic era, the hospital itself.
Liz Lemon Job: Miss Luckes somewhat, considering that she seems to spend most of her time attempting to steer the nurses, particularly Ada and Ethel, away from protocol-related disaster as well as nervous breakdowns and very little time on the wards.
Truth in Television, Matron Luckes was a real person and in any case the Matron was more or less the manager of the hospital's medical staff at the time.
Married to the Job: All the nurses are compelled to do this, to the point where they get the sack if they are found out to be married, although this was, for the most part, Truth in Television until The Sixties. Ada seems to cope the worst with it.
Professor Guinea Pig: Anton Lesser's psychiatrist character asks someone to perform an operation on him in order to experience the emotions the patients go through prior to operations. He also cuts a nerve in his arm, believing that it may never reconnect, only to find that it does regrow.
Quintessential British Gentleman: All the male medics. Mr. (Hurry) Fenwick is probably the best example of the trope, whereas Dr. Culpin is closest to the real thing.