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Hospital drama: reassurance, anxiety and the doctor-hero

Rebecca Feasey

in Masculinity and Popular Television

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748627974
eISBN:
9780748651184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748627974.003.0007
Subject:
Film, Television and Radio, Television

In the 1950s, hospital drama was home to morally principled and caring male doctors. However, recently, this image of infallible masculinity has been replaced by less exalted representations of the ... More


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