MASH: A Novel About Three Army Doctors is an account of a fictional Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War. It was written by surgeon Hiester Richard Hornberger under the pseudonym Richard Hooker. The novel was published in 1968. It became the basis for the 1970 film MASH and the television series M*A*S*H.
The television series M*A*S*H ran from 1972 to 1983. It was one of the highest-rated shows in United States television history. M*A*S*H was the winner of multiple awards including fourteen Emmy Awards. The series was aired on television stations around the world. In Ireland M*A*S*H was aired on RTÉ2 from 1985 to 1996.
M*A*S*H became the most watched television program in history when the final episode aired in the United States in the year 1983 On This Day.