"Dear Evan Hansen is a critically acclaimed musical that opened on Broadway in December 2016. It is loosely based on an incident experienced by one of its creators (Benj Pasek) while in high school, involving the suicide of a fellow student."
"Andrew Schulman is a New York guitarist...His memoir describes his experience as a patient in a Surgical Intensive Care Unit (SICU), where he was briefly clinically dead. Six months later he began a part-time career as a guitarist playing for patients and staff in that very same SICU."
"Oshinsky’s affection for Bellevue as an institution, for its physicians and for its hallowed place in the history of New York City shines throughout making the book both exciting and relevant for the modern reader."
"...The Knick was inspired by the Knickerbocker Hospital, founded in Harlem in 1862 to serve the poor...The central character, the chief surgeon Dr. John Thackery, is modeled on a famous surgeon of the time, Dr. William Halsted..."