Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Playing Doctor

You might be interested in my new book about the history of the prime-time doctor show formula and its relation to the sociopolitics of medicine. Called Playing Doctor: Television, Storytelling and Medical Power, it’s a revision and expansion of my book that Oxford University Press published in 1989.

Annenberg’s PR people put together a video in which I discuss some themes of the book. With clips from shows (implemented in a fair-use fashion), it clocks in a 9 minutes, 39 seconds.


The University of Michigan Press site for the book is here:


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