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NBC (ended 1977)

Bloodless surgery and rescues

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    rondasexton

    [1]Apr 25, 2009
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    I have noticed during the surgeries and rescues the doctors, nurses, and paramedics almost never, if ever have blood on gloves or clothing...no matter how much blood the patient is losing/has lost.
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    archangelwho

    [2]Jan 6, 2014
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    From a time when you had great writing, great acting and great, meaningful storylines. At time when you did not need gore and special effects to cover up for poor writing, poor acting,poor ,over done storylines. Or cost could have been a factor.

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    mcpierogipazza

    [3]Feb 12, 2014
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    NBC stipulated that there would be no blood and no one dying onscreen. Randolph Mantooth has explained this in interviews. The network thought the show risked being too realistic, which is hilarious from today's vantage point. It is funny when they paramedics call in "massive blood loss" and there's either none to be seen or what could be mistaken for a ketchup stain.
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