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DOCS & TELEVISION
The Burns Archive served as a consultant to this award-winning and accolade-receiving series, directed by Academy Award® and Emmy Award® winner Steven Soderbergh and starring Academy Award® and Emmy Award® nominee Clive Owen. THE KNICK is set in downtown New York City in 1900, centered on Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses, and staff, who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics. Dr. Burns, with his encyclopedic knowledge and historical expertise of the medical field, provided conceptual guidance and historic accuracy. As a surgeon, Dr. Burns turned the actors into turn-of-the-century physicians and advised on-set for all medical procedures and operative scenes. Elizabeth A. Burns, Archivist for The Burns Archive, provided reference material from the Archive's extensive collection of medical photography and assisted Dr. Burns in perfecting details of the period.
Dr. Burns, Elizabeth Burns, and The Burns Archive were on-set advisors to this PBS Civil War Drama Produced by Ridley Scott
Based on real events, Mercy Street, produced by Ridley Scott, goes beyond the front lines of the conflict into the chaotic world of the mansion House hospital in Union-occupied Alexandria, Virginia. Mercy Street takes viewers beyond the battlefield and into the lives of Americans on the Civil War home front as they face the unprecedented challenges of one of the most turbulent times in our nations history.
Dive Deeper Into the Civil War Era with Stanley B. Burns, MD & The Burns Archive at PBS.org
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