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Medical Story is an American anthology series that aired on NBC from September 4, 1975, until January 8, 1976.

Medical Story
Ann Southern Robert Forster Medical Story 1975.jpg
Ann Sothern and Robert Forster in "The Moonlight Healer".
GenreAnthology series
Medical drama
Created byDavid Gerber
Abby Mann
Directed byRichard Benedict
Robert L. Collins
Gary Nelson (director)
Paul Senesky
Paul Wendkos
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons1
No. of episodes12 (list of episodes)
Production
Running time60 minutes
Production company(s)David Gerber Productions
Columbia Pictures Television
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Release
Original networkNBC
Original releaseSeptember 4, 1975 –
January 8, 1976

PremiseEdit

This was an anthology series about issues in the medical field, making it into the medical equivalent of Police Story.[1]

Notable guest starsEdit

EpisodesEdit

No. Title Directed by Written by Original air date
1"Medical Story"Gary NelsonAbby MannSeptember 4, 1975 (1975-09-04)
A young intern wants to save a patient from a needless hysterectomy. 2 hour episode.
2"The Right to Die"TBATBASeptember 11, 1975 (1975-09-11)
A dying elderly woman is being pressured into surgery.
3"The God syndrome"TBATBASeptember 18, 1975 (1975-09-18)
A young surgeon sees medical challenges and not human beings when he looks at his patients.
4"Test Case"TBATBASeptember 25, 1975 (1975-09-25)
A right-to-life group targets a doctor after he forgoes an attempt to save a fetus during an abortion.
5"A Life in the Balance"TBATBAOctober 18, 1975 (1975-10-18)
A medical student feels the pressure of working at a large hospital.
6"An Air Full of Death"TBATBAOctober 9, 1975 (1975-10-09)
A doctor investigates cancer-causing chemicals.
7"Million Dollar Baby"TBATBAOctober 23, 1975 (1975-10-23)
A doctor gets a malpractice suit from a woman he helped deliver 22 years earlier.
8"The Moonlight Healer"TBATBAOctober 30, 1975 (1975-10-30)
A first year resident moonlights in the emergency room.
9"Wasteland"TBATBANovember 13, 1975 (1975-11-13)
A doctor tries to convince his low-income patients into being sterilized.
10"Us Against the World"TBATBADecember 4, 1975 (1975-12-04)
Three female interns have to deal with a leukemia patient, a chauvinistic surgeon and an unstable child.
11"Woman in White"TBATBADecember 11, 1975 (1975-12-11)
A doctor wants a breast cancer patient to have a less radical surgery.
12"The Quality of Mercy"TBATBAJanuary 8, 1976 (1976-01-08)
A group of doctors fight a board of supervisors who are unwilling to allocate funds to raise public health standards. 2 hour episode.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ TV Guide. "Medical Story Cast and Details". TV Guide. Retrieved 2013-02-14.

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