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The Best 1970s Medical TV Shows

Updated October 17, 2019 532 votes 257 voters 26.8k views11 items

List RulesVote up your favorite medical series that aired in the '70s

These are the best 1970s medical TV shows, ranked from best to worst by your votes. From some great 70s medical TV shows that were distinctly dramas to others that mixed it up with some comedy, there are a variety of shows on this list. But the best of the best is up to you. What is the top 1970s medical TV series? Vote up your favorites!

What are some of the shows that appear on this best 1970s medical TV shows list? M*A*S*H gave viewers a glimpse at what it was like to work at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War. The show's quick-witted humor added to its popularity. General Hospital was another good medical show that aired during the 1970s.

The title character of Marcus Welby, M.D. had a caring bedside manner that was enjoyed by his patients and the shows viewers alike. Other great shows that appear on this top 1970s medical TV shows list include Emergency!, Dr. Simon Locke and Temperatures Rising.

Do you have a favorite 1970s medical show? Vote the best series up to the top!

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