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March 1999, Week 1


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Kimberly Chabot Davis <[log in to unmask]>
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Tue, 2 Mar 1999 12:52:22 -0500
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Of course there is Dr. Joel Fleishman from "Northern Exposure," who fits the
"alienated outsider" mold.  But he is depicted as Republican (although moderate
and compassionate), and he even boasts about supporting Senator D'Amato.   I've
always found it interesting that there are no Jewish characters on "ER" despite
its attempts to deal with issues of race and ethnicity--are they trying to work
against the Jewish doctor stereotype?

Harvey R Greenberg Md wrote:

> for an upcoming article, I need both specific references and general thoughts
> about Jewish doctors, identified specifically as such   or identifiable by
> other means  in film and television (not literature)
> My own initial overview: most are psychiatrists or psychoanalysts, few appear
> before the Fifties; most are depicted as intellectual  compassionate
> politically left  alienated  outsiders  embittered  all or some of the above
> your thoughts would be greatly appreciated
> many thanks
> harvey roy greenberg, md
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