Life in Emergency Ward 10 (1959)

Genres - Drama, Romance  |   Run Time - 86 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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This film is based on the popular British TV series Emergency Ward 10. A surgeon arrives from the U.S. with a new heart-lung machine in order to save a young boy who has a hole in his heart. The doctor is treated coolly by a jealous rival, and an old man dies while on the new life-saving machine. Controversy erupts, among his more traditional colleagues, over the American doctor's experimental methods. Character diversity is well-represented by the patients; a woman waiting to bear quadruplets, the old man, the young boy, and the neglected wife. Romance, humor and drama surround the doctors, nurses and patients, all leading to an inevitable hospital party.

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boy, Britain, disease, doctor/nurse, emergency, espionage, experiment, heart, heart/lung-machine, hospital, machine, patient [medical], plague, quadruplets, romance, surgery, life