The Great White Tower (2003 - 2004)

Scripted TV Show
Audience Score
The Great White Tower
NR October 9th, 2003Drama1 Seasons, 21 Episodes
A striking drama of the amazingly gifted surgeon Zaizen Goro, caught up by his desire for power and fame, and his contemporary physician Satomi Shuji, who selflessly continues a quest to save human lives. The Great White Tower is the title of a representative novel by Toyoko Yamazaki that depicts the hidden side of the medical world and the dignity of human life, thus shocking and moving many readers, marking a milestone in medical dramas. A dense human drama develops starting with the first half, which depicts the tragicomic circumstances arising from human ambition in the selection of professors, and proceeding to the second half, which inquires into the dignity of human life through a medical court case involving a malpractice suit.

TV Show Details

Air Date:October 9th, 2003

Last Air Date:March 18th, 2004

Network:Fuji TV


Original Language:Japanese
Production Companies:Fuji Television Network, Kyodo Television