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Episode 1 set 'ER's' signature style and pace for Noah Wyle
Episode 1 set 'ER's' signature style and pace for Noah Wyle

Fifteen years after he first donned that freshly pressed doctor's coat, Noah Wyle is revealing an "ER" secret: There are only about 12 things you can do to a patient in the emergency room before shipping them elsewhere in a hospital. "You've got your intubation, your thoracotomy, your chest tube, your central line . . . once you have those memorized, you can do anything," he said. Well, more or less. In the series' pilot episode, Wyle's first-year emergency room intern John Carter, vocabulary down pat, thinks he's ready to do some good at Chicago's County General. Behind his back, the exhausted residents mock his spanking-white jacket and...

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