TV doctors through the years
“Dr. Kildare,” which aired from 1961 to 1966, was one of the first medical television dramas. It followed a popular formula of the time -- a young resident physician being mentored by an older, more experienced male doctor. The show featured Richard Chamberlin as the young Dr. James Kildare and Raymond Massey as Dr. Leonard Gillespie. Fictional television portrayals of physicians today have come a long way from the all-white, all-male physicians of the shows of early TV.
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