11 Medical Shows That Make Us Yearn for a Trip to the ER

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Life in a hospital can make for wonderful television.

Here's a look at some of our favorite medical television shows.

11. Nurse Jackie

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

10. St. Elsewhere

St. Elsewhere
Yup, that's Denzel Washington as part of the St. Elsewhere cast. It set the stage for future medical shows.

9. Doogie Howser, M.D.

Doogie Howser, M.D.
Barney who?!? Neil Patrick Harris shot to fame as Doogie Howser, M.D..

8. Private Practice

Private Practice
Thanks to Grey's Anatomy, the bar was set very high Private Practice. Addison and company never cleared it, but six seasons is nothing to sniff at.

7. Chicago Hope

Chicago Hope
Chicago Hope was a strong drama that only made one major mistake: it came out at the same time as ER.

6. House

House
More of a character study of one man than a look at life in a hospital, House challenged viewers each week with crazy medical cases.

5. General Hospital

General Hospital
General Hospital has been on for 45 years. Good luck topping that!

4. Scrubs

Scrubs
At time heartfelt, at times bonkers and always hilarious, let's just pretend Scrubs Season 9 never happened.

3. Grey's Anatomy

Grey's Anatomy
Grey's Anatomy is still going strong and there's no end in sight. For the most part, cast turnover has gone smoothly.

2. ER

ER
The standard by which all medical shows are judged. ER left an indelible impression on all viewers.

1. M*A*S*H

M*A*S*H
M*A*S*H will forever be remembered as a ground-breaking series that combined humor and emotion unlike any in TV history.

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Scrubs Quotes

J.D.: Oh. Look at that. Well, you should put it back down before someone slips and falls.
Janitor: Oh, is that what I should do. Good. Because I make most of my decisions based on your opinion. You know what, I'm thinking of splitting up with the wife - maybe you could mull that one over, get back to me? We can powwow?

Turk: What's the sex like?
Elliot: What makes you think that I have slept with him?
Dr. Kelso: For starters, you've known him more than ten minutes.