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Uncover more about The Knick now. Relive the the season finale’s live Q&A.

Aching for more of The Knick?
The series’ vinyl soundtrack becomes available Dec. 23, featuring original artwork by Kilian Eng and previously unreleased material.

Enjoy snippets today:
“I Want To Get My Log Dunked” Cliff Martinez: http://bit.ly/LogDunked
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"We’re Out of Cocaine” by Cliff Martinez http://bit.ly/TheKnickCocaine

Aching for more of The Knick?

The series’ vinyl soundtrack becomes available Dec. 23, featuring original artwork by Kilian Eng and previously unreleased material.

Enjoy snippets today:

“I Want To Get My Log Dunked” Cliff Martinez: http://bit.ly/LogDunked

- or -

"We’re Out of Cocaine” by Cliff Martinez http://bit.ly/TheKnickCocaine

Facts From Episode 10

While The Knick is a work of fiction, it is based on exhaustive historical research. Below, the show’s writers share some of the true facts of the era that are depicted in this episode.

Trepanning is the act of boring out a hole in the skull to remove pressure on the brain. (Image courtesy of the Burns Archive.)

Dr. Henry Cotton was a real psychiatrist at the NJ State Lunatic Asylum who believed mental illness came from bodily infection. 

Karl Landsteiner is an Austrian biologist who did much of the work in discovering blood. (Image courtesy of the Burns Archive.)

The blood transfusion was a real set-up. This image from the Burns Archive inspired the scene in Episode 10 of The Knick. 

Many wealthy women became addicted as cocaine had become popular in high-class circles. 

Heroin and Morphine were both used liberally as cures for addictions. Bayer even marketed it to children with bronchitis. 

Facts From Episode 9

While The Knick is a work of fiction, it is based on exhaustive historical research. Below, the show’s writers share some of the true facts of the era that are depicted in this episode.

Pharmacies really did carry cocaine and there was no prescription needed. (Image courtesy of the Burns Archive.)

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Women of the era ingested “sanitized tape worms” in order to lose weight. (Image courtesy of the Burns Archive.)

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A Gibson Girl was the idealized beauty of the time, based on a series of drawings done by illustrator Charles Dana Gibson. 

Coca-Cola, named for coca leaves, was originally made with cocaine as one of the ingredients. The kola nut gave it caffeine. 

The German Hospital moved uptown in 1905 & became @lennoxhill where Knick writer @JackAmiel was born. (Image courtesy of the Burns Archive.)

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