Between long sessions of treating wounded patients, he is found making wisecracks, drinking heavily, carousing, womanizing, and pulling pranks on the people around him, especially Frank Burns and "Hot Lips" Houlihan. In the novel, he serves as a moral center and author's alter ego , chiding Trapper John for calling Major Houlihan "Hot Lips," which he never does himself. In the television series, he becomes the Chief Surgeon of the unit early in the first season. Pierce was born and raised in New England , most often mentioning Crabapple Cove , Maine, with a few references primarily in the early seasons to Vermont.
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