Staff – University of Copenhagen

Lægen som figur på film og i tv

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This article deals with doctors, hospitals, and the medical science in film and television fiction in a historical and generic perspective. Doctors have always occupied a prominent place in film and on television, and this reflects the centrality of doctors and medicine in our everyday life. A typology of doctors on film and television, from doctors as scientific front runners to romantic doctor characters is presented. From the first silent movies to modern television series, such fictions have often in both dramatic and realistic ways told stories of ethical and human dilemmas. They have shown us historical and contemporary aspects of the development of medicine and surgery and, also, critical stories of the health system. Doctors and medicine hold a central place in our film and television history, they embody and symbolise central aspects and dimensions of the development of modern societies.
Original languageDanish
JournalBibliotek for Laeger
Issue number4
Pages (from-to)284-309
Number of pages26
ISSN0906-5407
Publication statusPublished - 10 Dec 2017

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