Directed by Academy Award® and Emmy Award® winner Steven Soderbergh and starring Academy Award® and Emmy Award® nominee Clive Owen, THE KNICK is set in downtown New York in 1900, centered on Knickerbocker Hospital and the groundbreaking surgeons, nurses, and staff, who push the bounds of medicine in a time of astonishingly high mortality rates and zero antibiotics.
The Burns Archive served as a consultant to the show. Dr. Burns, with his encyclopedic knowledge and historical expertise of the medical field, provided conceptual guidance and historic accuracy. As a surgeon, Dr. Burns turned the actors into turn-of-the-century physicians and advised on-set for all medical procedures and operative scenes. Elizabeth A. Burns, Archivist for The Burns Archive, provided reference material from the Archive's extensive collection of medical photography and assisted Dr. Burns in perfecting details of the period.