On This Day … 28 February

Events 1983 – The final episode of M*A*S*H airs, with almost 106 million viewers. It still holds the record for the highest viewership of a season finale. M*A*S*H M*A*S*H is an American war comedy-drama television series that aired on CBS from 1972 to 1983. It was developed by Larry Gelbart as the first original spin-off… Read More

Baghdad ER (2006)

Introduction Baghdad ER is a documentary released by HBO on 21 May 2006. It shows the Iraq War from the perspective of a military hospital in Baghdad. Outline It has some relatively disturbing scenes in it (e.g. amputations), therefore the US Army is officially warning that military personnel watching it could experience symptoms of post-traumatic… Read More

Life and Death in the War Zone (2004)

Introduction Life-and-death drama occurs daily at the tented 21st Combat Support Hospital near Baghdad, Iraq. Part of PBS NOVA series (season 31, episode 6). Outline Nova examines the practice of wartime medicine by taking an inside look into the medical care offered to injured US troops during the Iraq War. Production & Filming Details Narrator(s):… Read More

Mercy Street (2017): S02E06 – House of Bondage

Introduction Mercy Street is an American period medical drama television series created by Lisa Wolfinger and David Zabel. Outline A Union victory at Antietam (Sharpsburg) convinces President Lincoln to issue an Emancipation Proclamation, and James’ cotton diplomacy plan falls apart, as the British no longer want an alliance with the slave-holding Confederacy. Jane learns of… Read More

Mercy Street (2017): S02E05 – Unknown Soldier

Introduction Mercy Street is an American period medical drama television series created by Lisa Wolfinger and David Zabel. Outline A badly wounded, unidentified man, believed to be a soldier from the Battle of Chantilly, is cared for at Mansion House. Byron’s deception regarding his credit of Samuel as a doctor on the autopsy is revealed,… Read More

Mercy Street (2017): S02E04 – Southern Mercy

Introduction Mercy Street is an American period medical drama television series created by Lisa Wolfinger and David Zabel. Outline A Union private named Ames arrives at Mansion House fresh from the Second Battle of Bull Run seeking help for his sick companion. Chaplain Hopkins wants to do more for the war effort, and he and… Read More

Mercy Street (2017): S02E03 – One Equal Temper

Introduction Mercy Street is an American period medical drama television series created by Lisa Wolfinger and David Zabel. Outline James and Jimmy bury the murdered Union soldier in their furniture warehouse. Pinkerton questions them about Frank and the missing soldier, and discovers evidence of the family’s involvement while searching the house. Alice and Frank successfully… Read More

Mercy Street (2017): S02E02 – The House Guest

Introduction Mercy Street is an American period medical drama television series created by Lisa Wolfinger and David Zabel. Outline The new hospital chief, the rigid and no-nonsense Major Clayton McBurney, arrives and ingratiates himself with Nurse Hastings, while chiding Jed for not following rules and insisting that Byron take a medical exam. Charlotte confronts Samuel… Read More

Mercy Street (2017): S02E01 – Balm in Gilead

Introduction Mercy Street is an American period medical drama television series created by Lisa Wolfinger and David Zabel. Outline With the assassination attempt failed and Detective Allan Pinkerton hot on his trail, Frank hides out in the Greens’ basement. As Silas recuperates, Frank slashes the steward’s throat, and Jed and Byron use a blood transfusion… Read More

Mercy Street (2016): S01E06 – The Diabolical Plot

Introduction Mercy Street is an American period medical drama television series created by Lisa Wolfinger and David Zabel. Outline Jed wants to get rid of Silas, and also faces a strong opposition from Byron. When he orders Byron to follow medical scientific treatment standards instead of making patients suffer, Silas helps Byron to get rid… Read More