TV Fact #145 – March 8th, 2015:

“The Knick” (2014-Present) looks at the professional and personal lives of Dr. John W. Thackery (played by Clive Owen) and the staff at a fictionalized version of the Knickerbocker Hospital (nicknamed “the Knick”) in New York during the early part of the twentieth century. Dr. Stanley Burns, founder and CEO of The Burns Archive, served as the on-set medical adviser on the series, working closely with production and the actors to make the hospital scenes realistic and authentic to the period.

Dr. Burns provides immersive tutorials in the sometimes gruesome world of early-20th-century surgery. This comes complete with plenty of hands-on practice on silicone limbs. Images from the Burns Archive became important references. This includes everything from the antiseptic atomizers in the operating theater to an early X-ray machine, to the prosthetic worn by a recurring character.

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