11 TV Shows That Make Us Yearn for a Trip to the Emergency Room

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Hospitals. You may never want to visit them in real life, but a number of shows over the years have made these locations prime television real estate.

From beloved M*A*S*H units to zany residents in Scrubs to welcome ER visits, the medical world has been a frequent setting on the small screen for years. B

But what is the best medical series of all-time?

Our answer is sure to stir up some debate, but that's part of the fun. Join us now as we countdown the 11 best hospital-based programs in history - and then weigh in with your rankings...

Nurse Jackie
Nurse Jackie is a showcase for Edie Falco. She's incredible on the Showtime series.

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Scrubs and Greys. simply incredibly


Grey's Anatomy is still amazing!


Im watching ER again at the Moment - just makes me realize how stupid and over the top Greys Anatomy is


You've forgotten Nurse with Michael Learned. And Dr Kikdare, Ben Casey, and ER would be on my list.


Nurse was an excellent show starring Michael Learned. Loved Dr Kildare and ER


I really loved St. Elsewhere, and also Dr. Kildare, Ben Casey, and Marcos Welby.


Talk of "Marcus Welby" reminded me of "Trapper John M.D.", with Parnell Roberts and Gregory Harrison. Like all shows it had its' ups and downs, but when it was good, it was very good.
As to your list, I am torn between "St. Elsewhere" and "ER". Different eras, and for whatever reason, to my mind, even though they were very good shows at the time, Stephen Bochco (St. Elsewhere, Hill Street Blues) shows have never stood up well as the years pass.


St. Elsewhere and Chicago Hope - MARK HARMON buff said! :-P


Damn autocorrect! Nuff said :-D


Really? Marcus Welby, MD was better than at least 4 of the shows on this list.


Have to agree with #1 and #2. Loved both, they made me laugh and cry so needless to say, enough said.