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Series regulars or semi-regulars in 'Medical Story' in the 1970s:



1970s Episode Guide for 'Medical Story':


(Episodes with dates prior to 1970 aired as reruns during the '70s.)

September 4, 1975: Medical Story
Season 1, episode 1
W: Abby Mann   D: Gary Nelson

With Beau Bridges, Claude Akins, Carl Reiner, Jose Ferrer, Ford Rainey, Shirley Knight, Wendell Burton, Harold Gould, Madlyn Rhue, Sydney Chaplin.
A special two-hour drama leads off a new series which will run weekly Thursdays at 10 pm. The question of whether a young actress should have a hysterectomy pits an intern against three established doctors. The story is based on the near-fatal experience of Harriet Karr, the wife of executive producer Abby Mann. Miss Karr plays the ailing actress.

September 11, 1975: The Right To Die
Season 1, episode 2
W: Tim Maschler

With Bradford Dillman (Dr. Gerald Warren), Ruth Gordon (Emily Dobson), Richard Mulligan (Dr. Ted Freeland), Sheila Larken (Jean Ingraham), Arthur O'Connell (Dr. Avery Loomis), Marsha Hunt (Sylvia Brent), Gerrit Graham, Mitzi Hoag, Juliet Mills (Nurse).
An elderly woman resists having a critical operation for fear of becoming incapacitated and insists on her right to die.

September 18, 1975: The God Syndrome
Season 1, episode 3

With Tony Musante (Dr. Paul Brandon), Richard Basehart (Dr. Charles Galpin), Broderick Crawford (Joe Hudson), Deirdre Lenihan, Leslie Charleson, Peter Mark Richman, Don Galloway, Edward Winter.
A brilliant but seemingly unfeeling surgeon with a cold, impersonal approach to patients, meets his match in a gruff but ailing man.

September 25, 1975: Test Case
Season 1, episode 4

With Vince Edwards (Dr. Douglas Neal), Diane Baker (Dr. Rita Stillman), Laurie Walters, Pernell Roberts (Dr. Louis Kinoy), Dane Clark (Dr. Harold Elwell), Edith Diaz, Malachi Throne (Dr. Martin Rifkin).
A gynecologist triggers a storm of protest when he performs an abortion on the mother of five children who had tried to prevent the birth and nearly killed herself.

October 2, 1975: A Life In The Balance
Season 1, episode 5

With Desi Arnaz Jr. (Jerry Mitchell), Edward Albert (Thor Halverson), Meredith Baxter (Erica Schiff), Arnold Johnson (Jeremiah Johnson), Rick Lenz (Dr. Donahue), Stephen McNally, Doris Dowling (Marjorie Lister), John Kerr (Dr. Barrett), Peggy McCay, David Arkin.
A compassionate but impulsive medical student is at odds with a hospital's doctors while training there.

October 9, 1975: An Air Full Of Death
Season 1, episode 6
W: George Bellak   D: Ralph Senensky

With Clu Gulager (Dr. Harry Carlisle), Cliff Gorman (Dr. Frank Duffy), Shelley Fabares (Susan Duffy), Howard Duff (Roger Graham), Tom Drake (Ralph Willis), Michael Callan (Tim Kramer), Burr DeBenning, Than Wyenn (Dr. Milt Stern), Kay Stewart (May Willis), Isabel Cooley (Mrs. Mayhew), Barbara Nichols (Mrs. Fondaris).
A doctor tries to prove that a plastics factory is covering up the fact that many of its workers have gotten cancer from working at the plant.

October 23, 1975: Million Dollar Baby
Season 1, episode 7
W: E. Arthur Kean   D: Paul Wendkos

With Catherine Burns (Alma Geary), John Forsythe (Amos Winkler), Geraldine Brooks, Julie Cobb, Whitney Blake (Mrs. Taber), David White (Daniel Condroy), Farley Granger (Raymond Settler), Mark Jenkins, Kim Richards, Allen Case, Patricia Smith, William Kerwin.
A pediatrician faces an agonizing decision over whether to fight a malpractice suit filed against him for the treatment of a young girl, blinded as an infant 22 years ago.

October 30, 1975: The Moonlight Heater
Season 1, episode 8
D: Richard Benedict

With Robert Forster (David Corbin), Leif Erickson (Dr. Taussig), Rosemary DeCamp, Christopher Stone (Mickey Barnes), Sam Jaffe (Dr. Gershowitz), Ann Sothern (Mrs. Metulski).
A doctor jeopardizes his career by taking a second job working as the overnight medic at an emergency hospital.

November 13, 1975: Wasteland
Season 1, episode 9

With Christopher Connelly (Dr. Harry Nathan), Judd Hirsch (Dr. Joe Dempsey), Ralph Bellamy (Dr. Marshak), Collin Wilcox, Susan Strasberg (Jennifer Nathan), William Daniels, Madge Sinclair, Nora Heflin.
The pros and cons of a hospital's policy of sterilizing indigent mothers is the subject of heated controversy among three obstetricians.

December 4, 1975: Up Against The World
Season 1, episode 10
W: Rita Lakin

With Meredith Baxter (Sunny), Donna Mills (Audrey), Linda Purl (Kim), Sam Groom (Ted), Christine Belford (Hope), Theodore Bikel (Danziger), Michael LeClair (Peter), Allyn Ann McLerie, Maxine Stuart, Lonny Chapman, Richard Kelton.
Three female interns face a variety of problems in a busy hospital: the agonizing death of a young leukemia patient; the prejudices of a brilliant but chauvinisic surgeon; and the violent tantrums of an emotionally unstable child.

December 11, 1975: Woman In White
Season 1, episode 11

With Hope Lange (Diana Hopkins), Richard Kiley (Mark Kellerman), Victor Millan, Joan Van Ark (Peggy Fowler), Monte Markham (Raphael Aldrich), Paul Mantee (Robert Fowler), Alan Feinstein, Karen Carlson, Dee Timberlake, Gayle Rogers, Bert Convy (Hal Barringer).
A respected surgeon advocates radical surgery as the safest way of preventing the spread of breast cancer, but a woman surgeon favors a smaller, less disfiguring operation.

January 8, 1976: The Quality Of Mercy
Season 1, episode 12
W: Robert L. Collins   D: Robert L. Collins

With Scott Hylands, Tony Musante, Dabney Coleman, Harold Gould, Don Mitchell, Catherine Burns, Arthur Franz, Mark Lambert, Robert Mandan, Ross Bickell, Jan Clayton, Helmut Dantine, Linda Gillen, Richard Partlow (Detective).
Faced with appalling conditions at a county hospital, a doctor becomes militant and leads a confrontation between doctors and poliicians. (Last show of the series.)


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