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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman 

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The trials and adventures of a female doctor in a small wild west town.

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Beth Sullivan
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1998   1997   1996   1995   1994   1993  
Won 1 Golden Globe. Another 19 wins & 44 nominations. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Jane Seymour ...  Dr. Quinn - Medicine Woman 149 episodes, 1993-1998
Joe Lando ...  Byron Sully 149 episodes, 1993-1998
Shawn Toovey Shawn Toovey ...  Brian Cooper 149 episodes, 1993-1998
Chad Allen ...  Matthew Cooper 149 episodes, 1993-1998
Orson Bean ...  Loren Bray 148 episodes, 1993-1998
Jim Knobeloch Jim Knobeloch ...  Jake Slicker 131 episodes, 1993-1998
William Shockley ...  Hank Lawson 123 episodes, 1993-1998
Frank Collison ...  Horace Bing 121 episodes, 1993-1998
Geoffrey Lower ...  Rev. Timothy Johnson 115 episodes, 1993-1998
Jonelle Allen ...  Grace 109 episodes, 1993-1998
Henry G. Sanders ...  Robert E. 110 episodes, 1993-1998
Barbara Babcock ...  Dorothy Jennings 101 episodes, 1993-1998
Jessica Bowman ...  Colleen Cooper 89 episodes, 1995-1998
Larry Sellers ...  Cloud Dancing / ... 77 episodes, 1993-1998
Helene Udy ...  Myra Bing 76 episodes, 1993-1998
Erika Flores ...  Colleen Cooper 61 episodes, 1993-1997
Jason Leland Adams Jason Leland Adams ...  Preston A. Lodge III / ... 61 episodes, 1994-1998
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The fifth daughter of a wealthy Boston physician, Michaela Quinn defies the conventions of post-Civil War society by following in her father's footsteps. After his death, 'Dr. Mike' leaves Boston and moves to the frontier town of Colorado Springs, where she finds the citizens less than thrilled by the concept of a woman doctor. While she struggles to earn their trust, Mike's life is complicated by a growing relationship with mountain man Byron Sully, and the unexpected responsibility of raising three orphaned children. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Drama | Family | Western

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TV-Y7 | See all certifications »

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Shawn Toovey, who portrayed the character Brian Cooper, retired from acting at a young age after the show ended. He received four Young Artist Awards for his work on the show over the years. See more »

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In the premiere, Emily gives birth to a child, and Dr. Mike tells the midwife to turn him upside down to get him to cry. In S1E2, When the baby gets sick during the influenza epidemic, the baby is referred to as a girl. At the end of the season, Emily gets married and moves away, without any children. See more »

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Byron Sully: There's an old Indian legend that says man and woman were once united - four arms, four legs, two backs. And one day the great spirit grew angry at this creature and took his tomahawk and cut 'em apart. And ever since that day men and women have tried to get back together again.
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Referenced in Chelsea Lately: Episode #6.84 (2012) See more »

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As Historically Accurate as is Necessary for Fiction
8 May 2008 | by renee-221See all my reviews

People need to relax their standards a bit. No one in their right mind expects fiction to be historically accurate at all times.

However, it must be said that, more often than not, the time line was appropriate for many of the events portrayed.

A reviewer mentioned that the pacifist ideals of Dr. Mike were highly unusual for the time. Indeed. That is why, perhaps, she (and Sully) are often the only ones who held those pacifist views, where as most of the townsfolk in the show wanted to have a hanging every chance they got. There were peace-loving people back then. Had there not been, every single Native American would be wiped out, slavery would have continued undeterred, and women would have been denied the right to vote... to name only a few examples.

As for women not going to college back then? Nonsense. It was not as common then as it is today, obviously, but it did occur. Please, do a google search on "Medical College of Pennsylvania, Woman's Medical College of Pennsylvania", which opened in 1850 and was the first female medical college in the world. It does not require a huge stretch of the imagination to suppose that a graduate from such a school would have been progressive, and might have found herself practicing medicine on the American frontier.

As for the show, I love it. I found the Season 4 DVDs in my local book store, and now have seasons 1-3. I watched the show when it was brand new in the early 90's, but stopped at season 2 because my husband and I got stationed in Asia and it was unavailable there. It's been a pleasure becoming reacquainted with Dr. Mike, Sully, and all of the people of Colorado Springs.

We normally don't watch TV, as there is nothing on worth watching. It is so refreshing to be able to watch good television with my kids. I recommend this show whole-heartedly.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1993 (USA) See more »

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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman See more »

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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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