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October 6, 2010

Calling Dr KildareThe Literary Lives of Frederick Schiller Faust, aka Max Brand

JAMA. 2010;304(13):1501-1502. doi:10.1001/jama.2010.1272

My earliest dreams of becoming a physician began while sitting far too close to an Admiral television set and watching the 1961-1966 NBC series Dr. Kildare. As a boy, I was astounded at how the bright intern James Kildare, played by Richard Chamberlain, and his irascible but wise mentor, Dr Leonard Gillespie, portrayed by Raymond Massey, always managed to cure their patients and send them on their merry way in a span of 60 minutes, including commercials.

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