Soapy Scalpels: The Hospitals at the Heart of Daytime Dramas

"Love in the afternoon" -- soap operas' guiding theme -- often began, and just as frequently ended, in the hallways of the shows' hospitals (9 Photos)

Kimberly Potts on Jan 28, 2010 at 12:10AM

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Soapy Scalpels: The Hospitals at the Heart of Daytime Dramas

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Days of Our Lives (1965-present)

Salem University Hospital

DOOL began as a show that would focus on a family of doctors, the Hortons, who worked at their city's hospital. And even throughout some of the series' crazy storylines -- Dr. Marlena's possession by the devil, for instance -- Salem University Hospital has remained one of the show's central settings. It's the site of the medical handiwork of beloved characters like Drs. Tom and Mike Horton, Dr. Carly Manning, current doctor Daniel Jonas and, yes, Dr. Marlena Evans, who has a psychiatry practice.

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