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"Presidio Med" and "MDs" both canceled

January 30, 2003 -- CBS's "Presidio Med" and ABC's "MDs" both appear to have been canceled, based on news reports. The Center is pleased at these developments, since both shows generally ignored the contribution of nurses, and fell prey to Kalisch and Kalisch's "Marcus Welby Syndrome" in which physicians are depicted as providing all meaningful health care. "MD"'s did at least have a major nurse character; however, she was Nurse "Doctor" Poole, an astonishing character whose existence at once suggested that nurses were sad, heartless cost-cutters undermining the care of heroic physicians, and mocked the notion that a nurse could even have a doctorate (hers was in business).

 

See our reviews of Presidio Med and MDs

 

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