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“I want to be surgeon”, “I know how to preform CPR, I watched it on Grey’s Anatomy”, “that obviously has to be tuberculosis, I’ve seen it on TV”. Television has opened up a whole new door to get information across to the viewers. It allowed viewers to learn what’s going on in the world, learn about new exciting inventions, and finally, to be entertained. The medical genre of television is relatively newer, and has captivated audiences around the nation the last 50 years. Unfortunately, the medical genre has slowly evolved from being informative television, to something you laugh at, and finally to high budgeted soap operas that are corrupting teen minds everywhere on what true medicine is. To see this change you have to start at the beginning: …show more content…
There are still shows out there that truly represent medicine and are also quite funny at the same time. Let’s discuss the more serious, real life examples of medical TV, shows like “Untold Stories of the E.R”, “Boston Med”, and “Trauma: Life in the E.R”. These shows actually broadcast and film real doctors, real nurse, and real patients and what they go through during an emergency situation. Viewers actually get to see what kind of patients come in to the E.R and what kinds of medicine and situations you may have to deal with as a medical professional. Yes, most patients come in with ruptured gal bladders, gun shoot wounds, and injuries related from car accidents, but you actually see a doctor’s thought process and reaction in these situations. It is so informative and educational yet it holds your attention and actually is quite suspenseful. There are also informative shows that are quite humorous, my two personal favorites being, “Sex Sent Me to the E.R” and “I Didn’t Know I was Pregnant”. “Sex Sent Me to the E.R” is a show that has real life patients tell their stories of how they ended up in a hospital after sexual intercourse. For example, one guy almost had to have his hand amputated due to the lack of blood flow from being handcuffed so tightly. Viewers get to once again watch a doctor’s thought process as he or she figures out how to handle the situation, and the same time you get a good laugh from another person’s ridiculous story. “I Didn’t Know I was Pregnant” is very similar, but instead of watching ridiculous sex stories, you watch and hear the stories of women who truly had no idea they were pregnant until they were in labor. This show intrigues so many people since pregnancy is such a noticeable thing but as the women re-account their stories you realize that it is actually a crazy phenomenon that can happen to almost anyone! These shows are truly great

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