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List of Medical Center episodes

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This is a list of episodes for the television series Medical Center. This series consists of a two-hour pilot and seven seasons of episodes.

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Series overview

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
PilotApril 17, 1969 (1969-04-17)
126September 24, 1969 (1969-09-24)April 15, 1970 (1970-04-15)
224September 16, 1970 (1970-09-16)March 10, 1971 (1971-03-10)
324September 15, 1971 (1971-09-15)March 8, 1972 (1972-03-08)
424September 13, 1972 (1972-09-13)February 28, 1973 (1973-02-28)
524September 10, 1973 (1973-09-10)April 15, 1974 (1974-04-15)
624September 9, 1974 (1974-09-09)March 24, 1975 (1975-03-24)
724September 8, 1975 (1975-09-08)March 15, 1976 (1976-03-15)


Pilot (1969)

TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
"Operation Heartbeat"
Boris SagalAl C. WardApril 17, 1969 (1969-04-17)
Dr. Forestman (Edward G. Robinson) needs a heart transplant. Starring (Richard Bradford) as Dr. Joe Gannon.

Season 1 (1969–70)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
11"The Last Ten Yards"William A. GrahamAndy LewisSeptember 24, 1969 (1969-09-24)
Bru Wiley (O. J. Simpson), a college football star up for Heisman Trophy honors and a top pro career, ignores his failing health. Cicely Tyson, Ed Asner, and Dana Elcar guest star.
22"Victim"Charles S. DubinRobert HamnerOctober 1, 1969 (1969-10-01)
Although the father of a 7-year-old with severe internal injuries insists the child fell off an embankment, Dr. Gannon suspects the child was beaten. Dyan Cannon and Robert Lansing guest star.
33"Emergency in Ward E"Leo PennShimon WincelbergOctober 8, 1969 (1969-10-08)
A college student stumbles into the hospital with a bullet in his neck and emotional problems. Gerald S. O'Loughlin and Robert Pine guest star.
44"A Life Is Waiting"George McCowanAnthony TerpiloffOctober 15, 1969 (1969-10-15)
The question of a therapeutic abortion divides Nora Caldwell (Barbara Rush) and her husband Dan (John McMartin).
55"The Battle of Lily Wu"Vincent ShermanDon BrinkleyOctober 22, 1969 (1969-10-22)
A Vietnamese war victim (France Nuyen) is being treated at the medical center.
66"The Crooked Circle"Vincent ShermanTeleplay by: Norman Katkov & Shimon Wincelberg
Story by: Norman Katkov
October 29, 1969 (1969-10-29)
College student Charlie Filbey (Tim Considine) is brought to Medical Center to undergo surgery for an abdominal condition. But Charlie's problems are more than medical; he's on methamphetamine – speed – a psychological crutch that will complicate postoperative care. Nan Martin guest stars.
77"Thousands and Thousands of Miles"Michael O'HerlihyDon BrinkleyNovember 12, 1969 (1969-11-12)
Jenny Webb (Brooke Bundy), with a hemorrhaging kidney and a baby on the way, is rejected by her angry father and uncaring boyfriend. Michael Brandon and Peter Donat guest star.
88"The Sharpest Edge"Harvey HartOliver CrawfordNovember 19, 1969 (1969-11-19)
An intradepartmental dispute pits Gannon against the new acting chief of surgery (John Marley).
99"Jeopardy"Alvin GanzerTeleplay by: Shimon Wincelberg & Donn Mullally
Story by: Donn Mullally
November 26, 1969 (1969-11-26)
Dr. Gannon tries to prove that the suddenly violent behavior of student Greg Sorenson (Michael Burns) stems from an organic ailment. Lloyd Bochner and Joanna Cameron guest stars.
1010"The Fallen Image"Daniel PetrieTeleplay by: Al C. Ward & Andy Lewis
Story by: Andy Lewis
December 3, 1969 (1969-12-03)
A U.S. ambassador (Walter Pidgeon) has a heart condition that could jeopardize a crucial meeting. Viveca Lindfors guest stars.
1111"The Loner"Earl BellamyRobert J. ShawDecember 10, 1969 (1969-12-10)
A patient (Lee Grant) learns a lesson about life from a little boy.
1212"24 Hours"Daniel PetrieAndy Lewis & Al C. WardDecember 17, 1969 (1969-12-17)
Gannon stakes his reputation on the integrity of a student nurse (Belinda Montgomery).
1313"The Adversaries"Gerald MayerOscar MillardDecember 31, 1969 (1969-12-31)
Interns Steve Seagren (Christopher Stone) and Katherine Kenter (Patricia Quinn) are both being considered for a much-prized residency. Ricky Kelman guest stars in this episode as Quincy Rust.
1414"The Deceived"Vincent ShermanAndy LewisJanuary 7, 1970 (1970-01-07)
A student (Carrie Snodgrass) facing kidney failure gets no comfort from her alienated family or her uninterested ex-husband (Greg Mullavey).
1515"Moment of Decision"Daniel PetrieTeleplay by: Robert J. Shaw
Story by: Robert J. Shaw & John W. Bloch
January 14, 1970 (1970-01-14)
Dr. Lochner's emotions conflict with his professional judgment when he faces a crisis concerning his own daughter (Tyne Daly real-life daughter of James Daly).
1616"Runaway"Charles S. DubinDon BrinkleyJanuary 21, 1970 (1970-01-21)
Dr. Gannon tries to bridge a gap between a 17-year-old (Richard Thomas) and his gruff immigrant father (Simon Oakland).
1717"Fright and Flight"Harvey HartRobert M. YoungFebruary 4, 1970 (1970-02-04)
A blind student's recovery depends on recalling the horrible event that caused her loss of sight. Martine Bartlett and Steve Ihnat guest star.
1818"A Duel with Doom"Charles S. DubinTeleplay by: Shimon Wincelberg & Sy Salkowitz
Story by: Sy Salkowitz
February 11, 1970 (1970-02-11)
The director of a foundation for teenage parolees lays his life on the line to save one of his charges. Bruce Davison and Martin Sheen guest star.
1919"A Matter of Tomorrow"Earl BellamyJohn W. Bloch & Robert J. ShawFebruary 25, 1970 (1970-02-25)
The story of a dedicated head nurse (Mercedes McCambridge). Cliff Potts guest stars.
2020"Care Is No Cure"Charles S. DubinDon BrinkleyMarch 4, 1970 (1970-03-04)
A sensitive story about Gannon's love for an incurably ill woman (Shelby Grant). Stephen Brooks guest stars.
2121"The Professional"Bernard McEveetyDon BrinkleyMarch 11, 1970 (1970-03-11)
A former gridiron idol (Forrest Tucker) finds living with his own legend unbearable. Slim Pickens guest stars.
2222"The Combatants"Earl BellamyOliver CrawfordMarch 18, 1970 (1970-03-18)
A research specialist (William Shatner) clashes with Gannon over a possible cancer cure.
2323"The V.D. Story"Harvey HartDick NelsonMarch 25, 1970 (1970-03-25)
A story about the need to treat venereal disease as a medical problem divorced from social stigma. Katherine Cannon, Anne Seymour, and Carl Betz guest star.
2424"His Brother's Keeper"Earl BellamyRobert J. ShawApril 1, 1970 (1970-04-01)
Dr. Martin Lambert (Tim O'Connor) is blind to the fact that his older son suffers from a muscular disorder and that he has neglected his younger son. David Cassidy and Ben Murphy guest star.
2525"The Rebel in White"Harvey HartAnthony LawrenceApril 8, 1970 (1970-04-08)
An ambitious black resident (Georg Stanford Brown) is convinced that Gannon is preventing him from performing surgery. Will Geer, Paula Kelly and David Opatoshu guest star.
2626"Between Dark and Daylight"Earl BellamyDon BrinkleyApril 15, 1970 (1970-04-15)
The story of a marriage tormented by lack of children. Sharon Farrell, Walter Koenig, Tom Skerritt and Lane Bradbury guest star.

Season 2 (1970–71)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
271"Brink of Doom"Daniel PetrieDick NelsonSeptember 16, 1970 (1970-09-16)
Dr. Tom Forley (George Grizzard) has symptoms that may mean multiple sclerosis and the end of his chances to prove a life-saving surgical technique. Elizabeth Ashley guest stars.
282"Undercurrent"Daniel PetrieRobert M. YoungSeptember 23, 1970 (1970-09-23)
A top medical researcher comes under scrutiny when it is revealed that he is a homosexual. Andrew Duggan and Salome Jens guest star.
293"Junkie"Murray GoldenAnthony LawrenceSeptember 30, 1970 (1970-09-30)
A story about the feelings of parents whose teenagers are drug addicts. Murray Hamilton and Phyllis Thaxter guest star.
304"Assailant"Richard BenedictOliver Crawford
Barney Slater
October 7, 1970 (1970-10-07)
A brooding young doctor (Gary Lockwood) is suspected of murdering a woman on hospital grounds. Bradford Dillman guest stars.
315"The Clash"Vincent ShermanCliff GouldOctober 14, 1970 (1970-10-14)
Gloria Howell (Vera Miles) is a doctor battling male prejudice. Her tactics – unbending adherence to the rules, even if it means endangering a patient's life and her own marriage – bring about a big clash. Charles Aidman guest stars.
326"Ghetto Clinic"Daniel PetrieOliver CrawfordOctober 21, 1970 (1970-10-21)
Gannon spends a crisis-packed night at a free clinic established for people who cannot or will not enter establishment hospitals. His purpose: to put reins on the director, a free-wheeling doctor who defies all conventions to help his patients. William Devane and Vincent Van Patten guest star.
337"Scream of Silence"Vincent ShermanRobert M. YoungOctober 28, 1970 (1970-10-28)
This episode treats the problem of the slightly retarded child. The child is Gannon's goddaughter Jenny; the difficulty is convincing Jenny's mother (Lois Nettleton) of her condition and of her need for special schooling. Jason Evers also guest stars.
348"Death Grip"Harvey HartJackson GillisNovember 4, 1970 (1970-11-04)
The problems of a doctor who has trouble adjusting to civilian life after serving in Vietnam. Steve Forrest, Laurie Prange and Hugh Beaumont guest star.
359"Witch Hunt"Harvey HartEd AdamsonNovember 11, 1970 (1970-11-11)
Modern medicine clashes with black magic as Gannon tries to save a girl afflicted with Addison's disease – and a belief in the all-pervading, healing powers of Satan. Dick Kallman and Dana Wynter guest star.
3610"Deadly Encounter"Vincent ShermanOliver Crawford
Max Hodge
Al C. Ward
November 18, 1970 (1970-11-18)
Sandra Polk exacts a promise from Gannon that puts the doctor's career on the line: to perform radical surgery if necessary but without telling her husband. Diane Baker, Bettye Ackerman and James Shigeta guest star.
3711"Trial by Terror"Harvey HartMann RubinNovember 25, 1970 (1970-11-25)
Blinded in an attack, Gannon is still being stalked by a would-be killer. George Chakiris and Frank Converse guest star.
3812"Accused"Harvey HartAnthony LawrenceDecember 2, 1970 (1970-12-02)
A hallucinating patient accuses Gannon of fathering her unborn child. Belinda Montgomery, Ivan Bonar, Stanley Kamel and James Olson guest star.
3913"Crisis"Murray GoldenJack TurleyDecember 9, 1970 (1970-12-09)
Gannon is accused of shielding a seriously injured cop who allegedly shot a student without provocation. Tiffany Bolling, Roddy McDowell, Keenan Wynn and Mark Jenkins guest star.
4014"Man at Bay"Earl BellamyDon BrinkleyDecember 16, 1970 (1970-12-16)
A brash, long-haired surgeon (Gary Lockwood) runs afoul of his colleagues.
4115"The Savage Image"Earl BellamyRobert I. HoltDecember 30, 1970 (1970-12-30)
Gannon battles ancient superstition and modern bigotry when he tries to save a seriously ill Indian chief and enroll the chief's grandson in a physician's assistant training program. Geoffrey Deuel, Eduard Franz and Daniel J. Travanti guest star.
4216"Woman in Question"Vincent ShermanDon BrinkleyJanuary 6, 1971 (1971-01-06)
An intern who thinks his fiancee is "wholesome" doesn't know she contracted syphilis before they met. Brenda Scott, Dennis Cole and William Dozier guest star.
4317"Web of Darkness"Harvey HartFrank GlicksmanJanuary 13, 1971 (1971-01-13)
A deadly story of sibling conflict. Jessica Walter and Janet Margolin guest star.
4418"Danger Point"Michael CaffeyJackson Gillis
John Meredyth Lucas
January 27, 1971 (1971-01-27)
A missing radium implant could contaminate the entire hospital. Frank Aletter and Joanne Linville guest star.
4519"Secret Heritage"Vincent ShermanCliff GouldFebruary 3, 1971 (1971-02-03)
A mentally disabled teenager (Pamela Franklin) has been abandoned by her mother. Kim Stanley and Inga Swenson guest star.
4620"Edge of Violence"Michael O'HerlihyStephen KandelFebruary 10, 1971 (1971-02-10)
The story of a troubled former Vaudeville star (Jack Carter). Liam Sullivan and Joan Van Ark guest star.
4721"Countdown"Vincent ShermanDon BrinkleyFebruary 17, 1971 (1971-02-17)
The high cost of hospital care is dramatized. Peter Strauss, Brooke Bundy and Bettye Ackerman guest star.
4822"Perfection of Vices"Paul StanleyDick NelsonFebruary 24, 1971 (1971-02-24)
An insight into Lochner's personal life with his ex-wife (Dina Merrill) and daughter (Charlotte Stewart).
4923"The Man in Hiding"Michael O'HerlihyBarry OringerMarch 3, 1971 (1971-03-03)
A once-brilliant surgeon (Richard Kiley) has become totally withdrawn. Gena Rowlands and Georg Stanford Brown guest star.
5024"Crossroads"Al C. WardDon BrinkleyMarch 10, 1971 (1971-03-10)
An aging doctor mistakenly believes that his medical practice is as good as ever. Pat Hingle, Lynne Marta, Robert Pine and Jan Sterling guest star.

Season 3 (1971–72)

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511"Blood Line"UnknownJackson GillisSeptember 15, 1971 (1971-09-15)
A fugitive (William Windom) is torn between freedom and love for his anemic son. Vincent Van Patten and Percy Rodriguez guest star.
522"The Corrupted"UnknownFrank GlicksmanSeptember 22, 1971 (1971-09-22)
A character study of an ambitious surgeon (Steve Lawrence). Pippa Scott guest stars.
533"The Imposter"Richard BenedictDon Brinkley
James Schmerer
September 29, 1971 (1971-09-29)
The long career of a highly respected country doctor (Forrest Tucker) as a bogus physician is about to be exposed. Kim Hunter and Joy Bang guest star.
544"Double Jeopardy"Vincent ShermanOliver CrawfordOctober 6, 1971 (1971-10-06)
Artificial insemination plays a part in the story of a heart patient who risks her life to protect her sterile husband's pride. Stefanie Powers and Jack Kruschen guest star.
555"Idolmaker"Vincent ShermanJohn Meredyth LucasOctober 13, 1971 (1971-10-13)
To save her own life, a woman evangelist must make a decision that might destroy her career, her marriage and her faith. Pamela Payton-Wright and Roger Davis guest star.
566"Circle of Power"Paul StanleyAlvin BoretzOctober 20, 1971 (1971-10-20)
A distinguished surgeon (Barry Sullivan) is losing the use of his hands.
577"The Shattered Man"Michael CaffeyRobert M. YoungOctober 27, 1971 (1971-10-27)
A troubled husband (Bradford Dillman) is being treated for psychological impotence. Collin Wilcox and David Wayne guest star.
588"The Albatross"Richard BenedictRichard ShapiroNovember 3, 1971 (1971-11-03)
Jonathan Crowley (Michael Douglas) is a young man whose mental retardation is spawning a family tragedy. Anne Helm, Pamela McMyler and John Ericson guest star.
599"Martyr"Richard BenedictDan UllmanNovember 10, 1971 (1971-11-10)
An iron-willed lady (Jo Van Fleet) is determined to spend her life in a wheelchair. Jess Walton and Paul Stewart guest star.
6010"Suspected"Charles S. DubinDick NelsonNovember 17, 1971 (1971-11-17)
A surgeon's past comes back to haunt him; the once-convicted sex offender is now charged with child molesting. Earl Holliman, Diana Hyland, Dianne Hull, Martin E. Brooks and Louise Latham guest star.
6111"The Loser"Paul StanleyRobert M. YoungNovember 24, 1971 (1971-11-24)
Financial pressure from her husband and her education drive a young medical student (Susan Strasberg) to prostitution, at which point she contracts a mysterious respiratory illness. Tom Ligon, Greg Mullavey and Nancy Stephens guest star.
6212"The Pawn"Charles S. DubinStephen KandelDecember 1, 1971 (1971-12-01)
Medical quackery is the target of a drama in which a charming fraud (George Maharis) is risking the life of a young patient. Louise Sorel, Dran Hamilton, Jonathan Goldsmith, and Charles Cioffi guest star.
6313"Conspiracy"Daniel PetrieLou ShawDecember 8, 1971 (1971-12-08)
A lung-cancer patient (Suzanne Pleshette) is determined to keep her illness a secret. Dr. Gannon must choose between jeopardizing their long-standing friendship or violating the confidence of a patient. Leslie Nielsen and Lee Montgomery guest star.
6414"The Nowhere Child"Chad EverettPat FielderDecember 15, 1971 (1971-12-15)
An 11-year-old orphan's chance for adoption is threatened by a mysterious illness. Willie Aames, Fay Spain, Diana Sands and Ed Nelson guest star.
6515"Shock!: Part 1"Paul StanleyDon BrinkleyDecember 29, 1971 (1971-12-29)
Change-of-pace suspense drama about Dr. Gannon's involvement with an ailing tycoon and his conflict-ridden household. First of two parts. Curt Lowens, Robert F. Lyons, Sheree North, Vera Miles, and Glenn Corbett guest star.
6616"Shock!: Part 2"Paul StanleyDon BrinkleyJanuary 5, 1972 (1972-01-05)
Dr. Lochner's sister is the prime suspect in the conclusion of a murder story. Miko Mayama, John Larch, Sheree North, Vera Miles, and Glenn Corbett guest star.
6717"Fatal Decision"Charles S. DubinJerome CoopersmithJanuary 19, 1972 (1972-01-19)
Dr. Gannon rekindles an old flame, a doctor with a secret past. Claudine Auger, Wendell Burton and Fritz Weaver guest star
6818"Terror"Vincent ShermanBarry OringerJanuary 26, 1972 (1972-01-26)
The hunt for a girl exposed to Bubonic plague brings a clash between Dr. Gannon and an officious public health officer. Kathleen Lloyd, Larry Blyden, Anthony Caruso, and Georg Stanford Brown guest star.
6919"Secret"Earl BellamyDon Brinkley
Jackson Gillis
February 2, 1972 (1972-02-02)
A doctor (Michael Callan) is driven back to alcoholism by the fear of losing his dying wife. Marianne McAndrew and Jeanette Nolan guest star.
7020"The Choice"Leo PennLionel E. SiegelFebruary 9, 1972 (1972-02-09)
A young physician (Monte Markham) must choose between a career in hospital administration and general practice in a rural area where his services are badly needed. Tyne Daly, Clu Gulager and David Huddleston guest star.
7121"Deadlock"Michael CaffeyStephen KandelFebruary 16, 1972 (1972-02-16)
A surgeon is offered a grim choice: his kidnapped wife will be saved if he can arrange the death of a certain patient. Jo Ann Harris, Michael Tolan, Jared Martin and Susan Howard guest star.
7222"Awakening"Earl BellamyRobert M. YoungFebruary 23, 1972 (1972-02-23)
A car-crash victim (Craig Stevens) awakes from a three-year coma to a nightmare: the crash killed his daughter and left him with an unforgiving wife. Barbara Rush and Dick Van Patten guest star.
7323"Confession"Al C. WardDon BrinkleyMarch 1, 1972 (1972-03-01)
The career of a young female intern is threatened when her fiance confesses to a rape he did not commit. Tisha Sterling and James Shigeta guest star.
7424"Conflict"Vincent ShermanStephen KandelMarch 8, 1972 (1972-03-08)
When Gannon is unable to save the life of a politician, the man's family threatens him with a malpractice suit. Ida Lupino, Howard Duff, James Shigeta, Meg Foster and Harry Basch guest star.

Season 4 (1972–73)

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751"Vision of Doom"Charles S. DubinBarry OringerSeptember 13, 1972 (1972-09-13)
A doctor (William Windom) has a premonition that his wife will die in surgery. Lynn Carlin and Susan Oliver guest star.
762"Cycle of Peril"Michael CaffeyFrank GlicksmanSeptember 20, 1972 (1972-09-20)
A woman refuses an emergency operation for fear it will endanger her pregnancy. Pamela Payton-Wright, James Stacy, Nancy Walker and Michael Masters guest star.
773"Condemned"Paul StanleyEdward DeBlasioSeptember 27, 1972 (1972-09-27)
The story of a growing attachment between an injured teenager and his critically ill roommate. Lola Albright, Sean Kelly and Stephen R. Hudis guest star.
784"Wall of Silence"Paul StanleyRobert M. YoungOctober 4, 1972 (1972-10-04)
A drama about deafness and family strife. Estelle Parsons, Tim O'Connor and Kristoffer Tabori guest star.
795"The Torn Man"Vincent ShermanBarry OringerOctober 11, 1972 (1972-10-11)
An intern marries a patient, knowing she is terminally ill, yet her death leaves him broken enough to quit medicine. Harry Guardino and Marcia Rodd guest star.
806"Betrayed"Richard BenedictBill StrattonOctober 18, 1972 (1972-10-18)
A hospital volunteer (Geraldine Page) has a horrifying secret. Martin E. Brooks, Joyce Van Patten and Charles Aidman guest star.
817"Doctor and Mr. Harper"Earl BellamyKarl TunbergNovember 1, 1972 (1972-11-01)
A drama about an unemployed man married to a doctor. Darleen Carr, Paul Burke and Diana Muldaur guest star.
828"The Fallen"Paul StanleyBarry OringerNovember 1, 1972 (1972-11-01)
The ugly duckling story is no fairy tale to a patient who thinks she's so second-rate that she wants to die. Peter Haskell and Lee Purcell guest star.
839"Tio Taco, MD"Vincent ShermanKarl TunbergNovember 8, 1972 (1972-11-08)
Superstition vs. science as a critically ill woman refuses medical help. George Chakiris, Priscilla Garcia and Carmen Zapata guest star.
8410"The Outcast"Michael CaffeyHerb BermannNovember 15, 1972 (1972-11-15)
A cancer researcher, once convicted of second-degree murder in a mercy killing, is suspected when a patient's life-support systems are cut off. Ken Howard, Louise Sorel and Kay Medford guest star.
8511"No Sanctuary"Vincent ShermanDon BrinkleyNovember 22, 1972 (1972-11-22)
A nun (Shelby Grant) has secrets that are hindering her recovery from a beating and rape. Mary McCarty and Simon Oakland guest star.
8612"Gladiator"Earl BellamyDon Brinkley
Oliver Crawford
November 29, 1972 (1972-11-29)
Problems for a college football hero include a drug addiction, a serious illness and a disabled wife. William Devane, Leslie Charleson and Joe Kapp guest star.
8713"No Way Out"Richard BenedictA. Martin ZweibackDecember 6, 1972 (1972-12-06)
A doctor's puzzling spells of fatigue are hampering her work. Lois Nettleton, Will Geer and Scott Jacoby guest star.
8814"A Game for One Player"Earl BellamyStephen KandelDecember 13, 1972 (1972-12-13)
A tortured relationship evolves between a lonely widow and the doctor who blames himself for her husband's death. Patricia Harty, Jessica Walter and Robert Foxworth guest star.
8915"Pressure Point"Paul StanleyBarry OringerDecember 20, 1972 (1972-12-20)
When his wife becomes mentally ill, a brilliant surgeon (Bill Bixby) must choose between abandoning his career and institutionalizing her. Joanna Miles and Dianne Hull guest star.
9016"Question of Guilt"Michael CaffeyLarry Brody
Jack Guss
January 3, 1973 (1973-01-03)
A female convict's bitterness is threatening her success in a medical training program. Brenda Scott, Shelly Novack and Bettye Ackerman guest star.
9117"Judgment"Paul StanleyMark WeingartJanuary 10, 1973 (1973-01-10)
The story of a desperately lonely hospital volunteer (Ruth Buzzi). Tom Bosley and Sheila Larken guest star.
9218"End of the Line"Earl BellamyKarl TunbergJanuary 17, 1973 (1973-01-17)
A high-wire performer's illness might kill her if she continues her career. Dean Jagger, Jeanette Nolan, Lynne Marta and John Ritter guest star.
9319"Between Two Fires"Murray GoldenRoy Baldwin
Don Brinkley
January 24, 1973 (1973-01-24)
A surgeon's new procedure might save his dying wife, if he can conquer his drug addiction in time to operate. Larry Hagman and Barbara Feldon guest star.
9420"Night Cry"Earl BellamyDon Brinkley
Robert J. Shaw
January 31, 1973 (1973-01-31)
Drama about the future of an illegitimate child whose father has been critically injured. Brandon Cruz, William Kerwin and Marlyn Mason guest star.
9521"No Margin for Error"Paul StanleyBarry OringerFebruary 7, 1973 (1973-02-07)
A famous doctor's (Celeste Holm) own vital surgery must be delayed to help a man with a live bomb lodged in his chest. Jack Kruschen and Ramon Bieri guest star.
9622"Impact"Earl BellamyJack GussFebruary 14, 1973 (1973-02-14)
An ailing boy's divorced parents can't agree whether to permit surgery. Earl Holliman and Barbara Rush guest star.
9723"Fatal Memory"Paul StanleyAl C. WardFebruary 21, 1973 (1973-02-21)
A woman (Stefanie Powers) refuses to admit symptoms of a serious illness. Gary Merrill and Michael Parks guest star.
9824"Vortex"Al C. WardDon BrinkleyFebruary 28, 1973 (1973-02-28)
Dr. Lochner's one-time fiancee has a beautiful daughter who's gravely ill. Jim Backus and Dana Wynter guest star.

Season 5 (1973–74)

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991"The Guilty"Paul StanleyDon BrinkleySeptember 10, 1973 (1973-09-10)
A young woman is stricken with hysterical paralysis after seeing her mother with a lover. Belinda Montgomery, Steve Forrest, Julie Harris and Stephen Brooks guest star.
1002"Time of Darkness"Michael CaffeyDon Brinkley
Barry Oringer
September 17, 1973 (1973-09-17)
An emergency call to a mountain community leads Gannon to a patient guarded by mysterious, gun-toting townsfolk. Claude Akins, Pamela Franklin and Jo Van Fleet guest star.
1013"Broken Image"Paul StanleyBarry OringerSeptember 24, 1973 (1973-09-24)
Bent on proving his virility, an aging surgeon becomes involved with a young patient. William Windom and Laraine Day guest star.
1024"Impasse"Vincent ShermanBarry OringerOctober 1, 1973 (1973-10-01)
A lesbian psychiatrist (Lois Nettleton) battles to save her patient. Close to untangling a young woman's problems, the doctor finds herself hampered by prejudice against her own lifestyle. Tim Matheson, Jamie Smith-Jackson and Nick Nolte guest star.
1035"Clash of Shadows"Paul StanleyMartin RothOctober 8, 1973 (1973-10-08)
The horror of crib death (Sudden infant death syndrome) is explored in this story about a couple who lose their four-month-old child. Martin Sheen and Diane Baker guest star.
1046"The Casualty"Lee PhilipsJack GussOctober 22, 1973 (1973-10-22)
Romance ends for Dr. Gannon when his girlfriend's husband, missing in action for six years in the Vietnam War, comes home to reclaim his wife and son. Joseph Campanella and Barbara Anderson guest star.
1057"Stranger in Two Worlds"Vincent ShermanStephen KandelOctober 29, 1973 (1973-10-29)
A champion diver is ignoring an illness that could end her career. Lynne Marta, Andrew Duggan, Gary Lockwood and Joan Blondell guest star.
1068"Child of Violence"UnknownUnknownNovember 12, 1973 (1973-11-12)
A wounded child from war-torn Northern Ireland baffles Gannon by showing no desire to get well. Louise Fletcher, Gena Rowlands and Lee Montgomery guest star.
1079"Woman for Hire"Vincent ShermanBarry OringerNovember 19, 1973 (1973-11-19)
An idealistic young resident falls in love with an ailing prostitute. Jessica Walter, Barry Primus and Harold J. Stone guest star.
10810"A Life at Stake"Joseph PevneyDon Brinkley
Karl Tunberg
November 26, 1973 (1973-11-26)
Compulsive gambling is ruining the life of a once-fine surgeon. Stefanie Powers, Bradford Dillman and Davis Roberts guest star.
10911"Nightmare"Michael CaffeyBarry OringerDecember 3, 1973 (1973-12-03)
Gannon is receiving bloodcurdling murder threats that contain only one clue: the would-be killer is someone on the hospital staff. William Devane and Perry King guest star.
11012"Deadly Game"Vincent ShermanMartin RothDecember 10, 1973 (1973-12-10)
A derelict (Tyne Daly) fakes her way into the hospital for free room and board, unaware that she is suffering from a serious disease. Kay Medford and Bruce Kirby guest star.
11113"Web of Intrigue"Michael CaffeyJack Guss
William Wood
January 7, 1974 (1974-01-07)
A wealthy, pampered patient's influence helps an arrogant young resident who's refusing to submit to authority. Michael Brandon, Celeste Holm and Meg Foster guest star.
11214"Trial by Knife"Murray GoldenOliver CrawfordJanuary 14, 1974 (1974-01-14)
Sparks fly when Dr. Gannon and the newly appointed chief of surgery begin to clash on medical opinions. Felton Perry, Judy Pace, Rosemary Murphy and Ivan Bonar guest star.
11315"Choice of Evils"Earl BellamyJerry de Bono
Jack Guss
January 21, 1974 (1974-01-21)
A proud man must decide whether to live with a dangerous illness, or submit to surgery which might cause impotence. Paul Burke, Jill Clayburgh and Barbara Rush guest star.
11416"No Escape"Murray GoldenJack GussJanuary 28, 1974 (1974-01-28)
Gannon's patient needs a kidney transplant, and her only hope of a compatible donor is her father — a convict who is serving time for murder. Cameron Mitchell, Ayn Ruymen and Lola Albright guest star.
11517"Dark Warning"Earl BellamyMartin RothFebruary 11, 1974 (1974-02-11)
A seriously ill surgeon tries to hide his condition long enough to perform lifesaving surgery on his ex-wife. David Hedison and Joanna Miles guest star.
11618"Girl from Bedlam"Vincent ShermanDon BrinkleyFebruary 18, 1974 (1974-02-18)
While investigating conditions in a mental hospital, Gannon falls in love with an amnesiac whose blinding headaches have gone untreated by the staff. Joanna Pettet, Murray Hamilton and Leonard Frey guest star.
11719"The Spectre"Earl BellamyBarry OringerFebruary 25, 1974 (1974-02-25)
Determined to save a critically ill patient, a surgeon is hiding his own serious malady from his colleagues. Stockard Channing, Dean Jones and James Griffith guest star.
11820"The Enemies"Lee PhilipsJack GussMarch 4, 1974 (1974-03-04)
A young genius (Willie Aames) becomes the center of a custody battle between his critically ill mother (Anne Meara) and a wealthy, would-be benefactress (Carol Lawrence).
11921"The Conspirators"Earl BellamyDon BrinkleyMarch 11, 1974 (1974-03-11)
An accused rapist may not live to see a fair trial. The victim's boyfriend has already beaten him severely, and is waiting to finish the job. Kay Lenz, John David Carson and Nick Nolte guest star.
12022"The World's Balloon"Michael CaffeyMartin RothMarch 25, 1974 (1974-03-25)
An impoverished ventriloquist may lose custody of his orphaned nephew when the boy develops a serious heart condition. Dom DeLuise, Norman Fell, Lee Montgomery and Beverly Garland guest star.
12123"Hexed"Lee PhilipsBarry OringerApril 1, 1974 (1974-04-01)
A staff doctor thinks a patient's baffling symptoms are the result of a voodoo curse. Peter Haskell, Rosa Turich, Louise Sorel and Will Geer guest star.
12224"Appointment with Danger"UnknownUnknownApril 15, 1974 (1974-04-15)
A critically ill scientist is determined to attend an important European conference, despite Gannon's warnings that the trip might kill her. Diana Ewing, Leif Erickson, Gary Coleman, Percy Rodriguez and Nancy Kelly guest star.

Season 6 (1974–75)

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TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal air date
1231"Adults Only"Robert L. FriendJack GussSeptember 9, 1974 (1974-09-09)
After learning that his wife is a pornographic-movie star, a gifted surgeon wants to leave the hospital. Joan Van Ark, Gale Sondergaard and Monte Markham guest star.
1242"Demi-God"Joseph PevneyMartin RothSeptember 16, 1974 (1974-09-16)
A cancer patient doesn't know whether or not to believe her faith-healer husband's assurances that he can cure her. Meredith Baxter, Jacqueline Scott, Marjoe Gortner and John Marley guest star.
1253"The Faces of Peril"Michael CaffeyBarry OringerSeptember 23, 1974 (1974-09-23)
Pregnant and racked by a contagious disease, Gannon's mistrustful patient refuses to divulge information about herself that might prevent a deadly epidemic. John Randolph, Andrea Marcovicci, Eric Server and Robert Walden guest star.
1264"Three-Cornered Cage"Vincent ShermanHoward DimsdaleSeptember 30, 1974 (1974-09-30)
A husband anguishes over the responsibility he feels toward his ill wife and the love he feels for her best friend. Diane Baker, Dennis Cole and Diana Hyland guest star.
1275"The Shattered Mask"Murray GoldenPhyllis White
Robert White
October 7, 1974 (1974-10-07)
A mechanic is oddly reluctant to consent to an operation for his wheelchair-bound daughter (Deborah Winters). Cameron Mitchell also guest stars.
1286"May God Have Mercy"Michael CaffeyJack GussOctober 21, 1974 (1974-10-21)
A former priest (Tim O'Connor) is captivated by a second-rate nightclub singer (Rita Moreno) who faces a dangerous operation. Vic Tayback also guest stars.
1297"The Prisoners"UnknownUnknownOctober 28, 1974 (1974-10-28)
A convict who agrees to participate in a cancer-research experiment tries to sabotage the project. Shelby Grant and James Wainwright guest star.
1308"The Bribe"Michael CaffeyJack GussNovember 4, 1974 (1974-11-04)
A woman of high social status can buy just about anything, except the happiness of her dying daughter. Pamela Franklin, Vera Miles and Peter Coffield guest star.
1319"Tainted Lady"Robert DouglasDon Brinkley
Edmund Morris
November 11, 1974 (1974-11-11)
After a woman undergoes a radical mastectomy, she faces a wall of discrimination with her boyfriend, daughter and her employer. Shirley Knight, Jane Actman, Lloyd Bochner and Madge Sinclair guest star.
13210"Heel of the Tyrant"Earl BellamyDon BrinkleyNovember 18, 1974 (1974-11-18)
A Jewish researcher is harassed by young anti-Semites who are led by a hospital orderly. John Colicos, Katherine Helmond and Louise Latham guest star.
13311"Three on a Tightrope"Murray GoldenMartin RothNovember 25, 1974 (1974-11-25)
The health of a heart patient may be in jeopardy due to her emotional involvement with a mentally ill man. Kristina Holland and Richard Hatch guest star.
13412"Midwife"UnknownUnknownDecember 2, 1974 (1974-12-02)
A pregnant young widow (Brooke Bundy), arrested for unlawful midwifery, learns that she has cervical cancer. Pat Hingle, Carmen Zapata and John Larch guest star.
13513"Kiss and Kill"Earl BellamyStephen KandelDecember 9, 1974 (1974-12-09)
A conniving young patient (Belinda J. Montgomery) tries to drive a wedge between a wealthy woman (Kim Hunter) and her clinging son (David Soul). Dolores Sutton and Paul Carr also guest star.
13614"Saturday's Child"Earl BellamyNate MonasterDecember 16, 1974 (1974-12-16)
An adolescent girl needs surgery, but she won't help Gannon locate her parents so he can get their consent. Kathleen Lloyd, John Travolta, Ivan Bonar and Paula Kelly guest star.
13715"The Hostile Heart"Robert DouglasHesper AndersonDecember 30, 1974 (1974-12-30)
Deciding to donate your child's organ is a hard place to be in if you are the parent of a fatally injured son or daughter. But will the need for a heart make the decision even harder if the recipient is an orphan? Peter Haskell, Lois Nettleton and Rodney Allen Rippy guest star.
13816"No Way Home"Paul StanleyDon BrinkleyJanuary 6, 1975 (1975-01-06)
A former movie star's will to live is undermined by a failing marriage and ill health. Joseph Campanella, Cyd Charisse, Eddie Fontaine, Joe Silver and Paul Brinegar guest star.
13917"The Captives"Lee PhilipsJack GussJanuary 13, 1975 (1975-01-13)
A pregnant nurse doesn't want to raise a second child without the help of her errant husband. Marcia Rodd, Jodie Foster and Jerry Orbach guest star.
14018"Crown of Thorns"Murray GoldenStephen KandelFebruary 3, 1975 (1975-02-03)
Refusing to accept the office and duties of her European heritage, Princess Andrea (Suzy Kendall) breaks away from her handlers and soon ends up in the presence of Dr. Joe Gannon. Eduard Franz also stars.
14119"The Invisible Wife"UnknownUnknownFebruary 10, 1975 (1975-02-10)
The ailing and neglected wife of a charismatic politician asks Gannon to keep her presence in the hospital a secret. Ed Nelson, Penny Fuller, Catherine Ferrar and Beverly Garland guest star.
14220"If Mine Eye Offends Me"Murray GoldenHoward DimsdaleFebruary 24, 1975 (1975-02-24)
A pedophile charged and convicted of child molestation is given a choice: take a drug that may make him impotent and go free, or don't and stay in prison. Brock Peters, David Birney, Donna Mills and Jack Hogan guest star.
14321"Survivors"Vincent ShermanBarry OringerMarch 3, 1975 (1975-03-03)
Friendships become competition as a dozen medical students vie for the only seven positions that are available as interns. Peter Strauss, Mimi Maynard, Richard Lawson, Darleen Carr and Ed Begley Jr. guest star.
14422"Aftershock"Joseph PevneyMartin RothMarch 10, 1975 (1975-03-10)
Time and air are running out for Dr. Joe Gannon and others who are trapped in the hospital's basement following an explosion. Vincent Beck, Jack Kruschen, Louise Sorel and Dabney Coleman guest star.
14523"Half a Life"UnknownUnknownMarch 17, 1975 (1975-03-17)
After contracting a deadly disease, a surgeon requires blood transfusions from his sister twice a week for the next few years. Only she's now in Greece, in love with a tour leader and reluctant to return home. Ken Berry, Cesare Danova and Sheree North guest star.
14624"The Rip-Off"UnknownUnknownMarch 24, 1975 (1975-03-24)
A rock star, secretly deaf in his left ear, refuses a risky operation on his right. Desi Arnaz Jr., Parley Baer, Michael Swan, Dianne Hull and James Coco guest star

Season 7 (1975–76)

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1471"The Fourth Sex: Part 1"Vincent ShermanRita LakinSeptember 8, 1975 (1975-09-08)
A famed surgeon (Robert Reed) shocks family and colleagues by requesting a sex-change operation. Salome Jens guest stars.
1482"The Fourth Sex: Part 2"Vincent ShermanRita LakinSeptember 15, 1975 (1975-09-15)
The family of the surgeon refuse to support his wishes of becoming a woman through surgery when his request for the operation is turned down. Robert Reed, Salome Jens, Gary Frank, Louise Sorel and Dennis Cole guest star.
1493"Torment"Joseph PevneyBarry OringerSeptember 22, 1975 (1975-09-22)
On his 36th birthday, Gannon is suddenly beset by peculiar emotional and physical symptoms. Willie Aames, Philip Abbott, Florence Henderson, and Robert Walden guest star.
1504"No Hiding Place"Joseph PevneyStephen KandelSeptember 29, 1975 (1975-09-29)
A delirious war veteran accuses a doctor of slaughtering women and children in Vietnam. Peter Haskell, John Karlen, Robbie Rist, and Susan Sullivan guest star.
1515"The Velvet Knife"UnknownUnknownOctober 6, 1975 (1975-10-06)
Gannon has a new love interest (Meredith Baxter), but his affection is being tried by her unreasonable demand to be constantly reassured of his feelings. Michael Callan and Steve Allen guest star.
1526"Street Girl"Vincent ShermanJack GussOctober 20, 1975 (1975-10-20)
The teenage daughter (Linda Purl) of a busy surgeon turns to prostitution in a bid for attention. Gail Fisher, Arch Johnson, Dick Van Patten, and Dana Wynter guest star.
1537"The Price of a Child"Daniel HallerJack GussOctober 29, 1975 (1975-10-29)
The son of a wealthy Middle Eastern oil magnate upsets Medical Center operations with his "money buys everything" attitude. Keith Gordon, Louise Lasser, Shelley Fabares and Dick Shawn guest star.
1548"Too Late for Tomorrow"Paul StanleyRobert LewinNovember 3, 1975 (1975-11-03)
Dr. Tarkington (Patrick O'Neal), an esteemed surgeon, learns he has a terminal illness. He decides to spend his last days doing things he put off while pursuing his career. Joan Van Ark and Keenan Wynn also guest star.
1559"The Last Performance"Murray GoldenDon AppellNovember 10, 1975 (1975-11-10)
Lochner's former sweetheart (Roberta Peters), a celebrated singer, enters Medical Center suffering from unexplained fainting spells. Audrey Christie and George Chakiris guest star.
15610"Two Against Death"Robert DouglasHindi BrooksNovember 17, 1975 (1975-11-17)
An 18-year-old girl needing a critical operation is the key to bringing a doctor's son out of a catatonic state. Doris Roberts, Melanie Mayron and Jack Hogan guest star.
15711"One Last Rebellion"Robert DouglasHoward DimsdaleNovember 24, 1975 (1975-11-24)
A young woman confined to a nursing home encourages her elderly fellow inmates to rebel against the home's poor conditions. Belinda Montgomery, Davis Roberts, Andrea King and Ruth McDevitt guest star
15812"The Eighth Deadly Sin"Earl BellamyJohn D. HessDecember 1, 1975 (1975-12-01)
An aging surgeon (Ralph Bellamy) who has begun to make serious mistakes plans to operate on his granddaughter. Jane Wyatt, Darleen Carr and Robert Walden guest star.
15913"Gift from a Killer"UnknownUnknownDecember 8, 1975 (1975-12-08)
Dr. Gannon must convince an escaped convict to risk capture in order to save the life of a dying child. Tyne Daly, Herb Edelman, Nora Marlowe and Shelly Novack guest star.
16014"The High Cost of Winning"Earl BellamyHoward DimsdaleDecember 15, 1975 (1975-12-15)
A hospitalized tennis player (Erik Estrada) is attracted to an unhappy girl who is facing heart surgery. Cesar Romero and Lynne Marta guest star.
16115"The Silent Witness"UnknownUnknownDecember 29, 1975 (1975-12-29)
A lonely nurse stubbornly refuses to press charges against a man who brutally beat her. Charles Cioffi, Joby Baker, Ivan Bonar and Kate Reid guest star.
16216"A Very Private War"Vincent ShermanJeff KanterJanuary 12, 1976 (1976-01-12)
Gannon is attracted to a Soviet doctor (Victoria Fyodorova) visiting Medical Center on a special assignment. Theodore Bikel and Leigh McCloskey guest star.
16317"You Can't Annul My Baby"Earl BellamyHoward DimsdaleJanuary 19, 1976 (1976-01-19)
Gannon treats a childlike teenager who's the mother of a baby with a congenital heart defect. Kathleen Beller and Mark Hamill guest star.
16418"Child of Conflict"UnknownUnknownFebruary 2, 1976 (1976-02-02)
The adoption of a Vietnamese orphan is complicated when the real mother (France Nuyen) shows up. Fionnula Flanagan and Don Galloway guest star.
16519"The Stranger"UnknownUnknownFebruary 9, 1976 (1976-02-09)
The hospitalized victim of a mysterious attacker suffers from a domineering mother and recurring headaches. Catherine Burns, Julie Adams, Kathryn Walker and Ivan Bonar guest star.
16620"A Touch of Sight"UnknownHoward DimsdaleFebruary 16, 1976 (1976-02-16)
Gannon treats a young doctor blinded in a shooting accident. David Birney, Susan Strasberg and Vic Tayback guest star.
16721"Life, Death and Mrs. Armbruster"Chad EverettDon BrinkleyFebruary 23, 1976 (1976-02-23)
The mother (Totie Fields) of a dismissed young resident refuses to have a lifesaving operation unless her son is reinstated. Ron Rifkin and Stanley Adams guest star.
16822"Major Annie, MD"Vincent ShermanDon BrinkleyMarch 1, 1976 (1976-03-01)
An Army doctor (Lois Nettleton) searches for answers when her assistant suffers an inexplicable seizure. John Gavin, Della Reese and John Randolph guest star.
16923"The Happy State of Depression"Al C. WardJack GussMarch 8, 1976 (1976-03-08)
A misanthropic con artist (Don Rickles) and an awkward innocent (Ruth Buzzi) share an offbeat relationship while being treated at the hospital. Gary Sandy also stars.
17024"If Wishes Were Horses"UnknownUnknownMarch 15, 1976 (1976-03-15)
Skill, cunning and some good-hearted larceny help three ex-Medical Center physicians keep their ramshackle community hospital operating in a tough part of town. Scott Hylands, William Redfield, Kim Richards, Percy Rodriguez, William Windom, Mary McCarty and Philip Michael Thomas guest star.


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