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"[...] Where doctors save lives and make love, often simultaneously.
Our stories, ripped from the headlines. Our passions, unbridled.
Our cafeteria, eh… Make love to me, Ann."
Jeff!Abed, Community, "Virtual Systems Analysis"

A series focusing on the practice of medicine in a hospital setting.

Provides an opportunity to educate the public on medical realities (e.g., initial misdiagnosis; correcting fallacies about well-known illnesses; the continued abysmal quality of hospital cafeterias).

Like the Police Procedural or Law Procedural, these are vehicles for short stories.

See also Artistic License – Biology, Artistic License – Medicine, Artistic License – Pharmacology, Death Tropes, I Need an Index by Monday, and Science Marches On.

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