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.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
Pilot 1 April 17, 1969 (1969-04-17)
1 26 September 24, 1969 (1969-09-24) April 15, 1970 (1970-04-15)
2 24 September 16, 1970 (1970-09-16) March 10, 1971 (1971-03-10)
3 24 September 15, 1971 (1971-09-15) March 8, 1972 (1972-03-08)
4 24 September 13, 1972 (1972-09-13) February 28, 1973 (1973-02-28)
5 24 September 10, 1973 (1973-09-10) April 15, 1974 (1974-04-15)
6 24 September 9, 1974 (1974-09-09) March 24, 1975 (1975-03-24)
7 24 September 8, 1975 (1975-09-08) March 15, 1976 (1976-03-15)



Title Directed by Written by Original air date
also known as "Operation Heartbeat"
Boris Sagal Al C. Ward April 17, 1969 (1969-04-17)
Bru Wiley (O.J. Simpson), a college football star up for Heisman honors and a top pro career, ignores his failing health.

Season 1 (1969–70)[edit]

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1 1 "The Last Ten Yards" William A. Graham Andy Lewis September 24, 1969 (1969-09-24)
Bru Wiley (O.J. Simpson), a college football star up for Heisman honors and a top pro career, ignores his failing health.
2 2 "Victim" Charles S. Dubin Robert Hamner October 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.
3 3 "Emergency in Ward E" Leo Penn Shimon Wincelberg October 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.
4 4 "A Life Is Waiting" George McCowan Shimon Wincelberg
(as S. Bar-David)
October 15, 1969 (1969-10-15)
The question of a therapeutic abortion divides Nora Caldwell (Barbara Rush) and her husband Dan (John McMartin).
5 5 "The Battle of Lily Wu" Vincent Sherman Don Brinkley October 22, 1969 (1969-10-22)
A Vietnamese war victim (France Nuyen) is being treated at the medical center.
6 6 "The Crooked Circle" Vincent Sherman Shimon Wincelberg 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.
7 7 "Thousands and Thousands of Miles" TBA Don Brinkley November 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.
8 8 "The Sharpest Edge" Harvey Hart Oliver Crawford November 19, 1969 (1969-11-19)
An intradepartmental dispute pits Gannon against the new acting chief of surgery (John Marley).
9 9 "Jeopardy" TBA TBA 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 guest stars.
10 10 "The Fallen Image" Daniel Petrie Andy Lewis,
Al C. Ward
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.
11 11 "The Loner" Earl Bellamy Robert J. Shaw December 10, 1969 (1969-12-10)
A patient (Lee Grant) learns a lesson about life from a little boy.
12 12 "24 Hours" Daniel Petrie Andy Lewis,
Al C. Ward
December 17, 1969 (1969-12-17)
Gannon stakes his reputation on the integrity of a student nurse (Belinda Montgomery).
13 13 "The Adversaries" Gerald Mayer Oscar Millard December 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.
14 14 "The Deceived" Vincent Sherman Andy Lewis January 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).
15 15 "Moment of Decision" Daniel Petrie John W. Bloch,
Robert J. Shaw
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).
16 16 "Runaway" Charles S. Dubin Don Brinkley January 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).
17 17 "Fright and Flight" TBA Robert M. Young February 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.
18 18 "A Duel with Doom" TBA Shimon Wincelberg 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
19 19 "A Matter of Tomorrow" TBA John W. Bloch,
Robert J. Shaw
February 25, 1970 (1970-02-25)
The story of a dedicated head nurse (Mercedes McCambridge). Cliff Potts guest stars.
20 20 "Care Is No Cure" Charles S. Dubin Don Brinkley March 4, 1970 (1970-03-04)
A sensitive story about Gannon's love for an incurably ill woman (Shelby Grant). Stephen Brooks guest stars.
21 21 "The Professional" Bernard McEveety Don Brinkley March 11, 1970 (1970-03-11)
A former gridiron idol (Forrest Tucker) finds living with his own legend unbearable. Slim Pickens guest stars.
22 22 "The Combatants" Earl Bellamy Oliver Crawford March 18, 1970 (1970-03-18)
A research specialist (William Shatner) clashes with Gannon over a possible cancer cure.
23 23 "The V.D. Story" Harvey Hart Dick Nelson March 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,
24 24 "His Brother's Keeper" Earl Bellamy Robert J. Shaw April 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.
25 25 "The Rebel in White" Harvey Hart Anthony Lawrence April 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.
26 26 "Between Dark and Daylight" Earl Bellamy Don Brinkley April 15, 1970 (1970-04-15)
The story of a marriage tormented by lack of children. Sharon Farrell, Walter Koenig, and Tom Skerritt guest star.

Season 2 (1970–71)[edit]

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27 1 "Brink of Doom" Daniel Petrie Dick Nelson September 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.
28 2 "Undercurrent" Daniel Petrie Robert M. Young September 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.
29 3 "Junkie" Murray Golden Anthony Lawrence September 30, 1970 (1970-09-30)
A story about the feelings of parents whose teenagers are drug addicts. Murray Hamilton and Phyllis Thaxter guest star.
30 4 "Assailant" Richard Benedict Oliver 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.
31 5 "The Clash" Vincent Sherman Cliff Gould October 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.
32 6 "Ghetto Clinic" Daniel Petrie Oliver Crawford October 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.
33 7 "Scream of Silence" Vincent Sherman Robert M. Young October 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 of her condition and of her need for special schooling.
34 8 "Death Grip" TBA TBA November 4, 1970 (1970-11-04)
The problems of a doctor who has trouble adjusting to civilian life after serving in Vietnam.
35 9 "Witch Hunt" TBA Ed Adamson November 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.
36 10 "Deadly Encounter" Vincent Sherman Oliver 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.
37 11 "Trial by Terror" Harvey Hart TBA November 25, 1970 (1970-11-25)
Blinded in an attack, Gannon is still being stalked by a would-be killer.
38 12 "Accused" Harvey Hart Anthony Lawrence December 2, 1970 (1970-12-02)
A hallucinating patient accuses Gannon of fathering her unborn child.
39 13 "Crisis" Murray Golden Jack Turley December 9, 1970 (1970-12-09)
Gannon is accused of shielding a seriously injured cop who allegedly shot a student without provocation.
40 14 "Man at Bay" Earl Bellamy Don Brinkley December 16, 1970 (1970-12-16)
A brash, long-haired surgeon (Gary Lockwood) runs afoul of his colleagues.
41 15 "The Savage Image" Earl Bellamy Robert I. Holt December 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.
42 16 "Woman in Question" TBA Don Brinkley January 6, 1971 (1971-01-06)
An intern who thinks his fiancee is "wholesome" doesn't know she contracted syphilis before they met.
43 17 "Web of Darkness" TBA TBA January 13, 1971 (1971-01-13)
A deadly story of sibling conflict.
44 18 "Danger Point" Michael Caffey Jackson Gillis,
John Meredyth Lucas
January 27, 1971 (1971-01-27)
A missing radium implant could contaminate the entire hospital.
45 19 "Secret Heritage" TBA TBA February 3, 1971 (1971-02-03)
A mentally disabled teenager (Pamela Franklin) has been abandoned by her mother.
46 20 "Edge of Violence" Michael O'Herlihy Stephen Kandel February 10, 1971 (1971-02-10)
The story of a troubled former vaudeville star (Jack Carter).
47 21 "Countdown" Vincent Sherman Don Brinkley February 17, 1971 (1971-02-17)
The high cost of hospital care is dramatized.
48 22 "Perfection of Vices" TBA Dick Nelson February 24, 1971 (1971-02-24)
An insight into Lochner's personal life with his ex-wife (Dina Merrill) and daughter (Charlotte Stewart).
49 23 "The Man in Hiding" Michael O'Herlihy TBA March 3, 1971 (1971-03-03)
A once-brilliant surgeon (Richard Kiley) has become totally withdrawn.
50 24 "Crossroads" Al C. Ward Don Brinkley March 10, 1971 (1971-03-10)
An aging doctor mistakenly believes that his medical practice is as good as ever.

Season 3 (1971–72)[edit]

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51 1 "Blood Line" TBA Jackson Gillis September 15, 1971 (1971-09-15)
A fugitive (William Windom) is torn between freedom and love for his anemic son.
52 2 "The Corrupted" TBA TBA September 22, 1971 (1971-09-22)
A character study of an ambitious surgeon (Steve Lawrence).
53 3 "The Imposter" Richard Benedict Don 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.
54 4 "Double Jeopardy" Vincent Sherman Oliver Crawford October 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.
55 5 "Idolmaker" TBA John Meredyth Lucas October 13, 1971 (1971-10-13)
Character studies of two critically ill patients who are jeopardizing their lives.
56 6 "Circle of Power" Paul Stanley Alvin Boretz October 20, 1971 (1971-10-20)
A distinguished surgeon (Barry Sullivan) is losing the use of his hands.
57 7 "The Shattered Man" Michael Caffey Robert M. Young October 27, 1971 (1971-10-27)
A troubled husband (Bradford Dillman) is being treated for psychological impotence.
58 8 "The Albatross" Richard Benedict Richard Shapiro November 3, 1971 (1971-11-03)
Jonathan Crowley is a young man whose mental retardation is spawning a family tragedy.
59 9 "Martyr" TBA TBA November 10, 1971 (1971-11-10)
An iron-willed lady (Jo Van Fleet) is determined to spend her life in a wheelchair.
60 10 "Suspected" Charles S. Dubin Dick Nelson November 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.
61 11 "The Loser" Paul Stanley Robert M. Young November 24, 1971 (1971-11-24)
A student nurse (Susan Strasberg) is plagued by a bad marriage and a mysterious respiratory illness.
62 12 "The Pawn" Charles S. Dubin Stephen Kandel December 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.
63 13 "Conspiracy" Daniel Petrie Lou Shaw December 8, 1971 (1971-12-08)
A lung-cancer victim (Suzanne Pleshette) is determined to keep her nightmare a secret.
64 14 "The Nowhere Child" Chad Everett TBA December 15, 1971 (1971-12-15)
An 11-year-old orphan's chance for adoption is threatened by a mysterious illness.
65 15 "Shock!: Part 1" Paul Stanley Don Brinkley December 29, 1971 (1971-12-29)
Change-of-pace suspense drama about Gannon's involvement with an ailing tycoon and his conflict-ridden household. First of two parts.
66 16 "Shock!: Part 2" Paul Stanley Don Brinkley January 5, 1972 (1972-01-05)
Dr. Lochner's sister is the prime suspect in the conclusion of a murder story.
67 17 "Fatal Decision" TBA TBA January 19, 1972 (1972-01-19)
Gannon's romance with a doctor is plagued by a secret past.
68 18 "Terror" Vincent Sherman Barry Oringer January 26, 1972 (1972-01-26)
Bubonic plague is the villain in a medical conflict over the unidentified victim.
69 19 "Secret" Earl Bellamy Don 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.
70 20 "The Choice" Leo Penn Lionel E. Siegel February 9, 1972 (1972-02-09)
A doctor (Monte Markham) is torn between a career in hospital administration and a return to surgical practice.
71 21 "Deadlock" Michael Caffey Stephen Kandel February 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.
72 22 "Awakening" Earl Bellamy Robert M. Young February 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.
73 23 "Confession" Al C. Ward Don Brinkley March 1, 1972 (1972-03-01)
A woman (Ida Lupino) mysteriously turns against Gannon after he saves her husband's life.
74 24 "Conflict" Vincent Sherman Stephen Kandel March 8, 1972 (1972-03-08)
A rape-murder mystery takes a grim twist with a confession by a young intern's fiance.

Season 4 (1972–73)[edit]

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75 1 "Vision of Doom" Charles S. Dubin Barry Oringer September 13, 1972 (1972-09-13)
A doctor (William Windom) has a premonition that his wife will die in surgery.
76 2 "Cycle of Peril" TBA TBA September 20, 1972 (1972-09-20)
A woman refuses an emergency operation for fear it will endanger her pregnancy.
77 3 "Condemned" Paul Stanley Edward DeBlasio September 27, 1972 (1972-09-27)
The story of a growing attachment between an injured teenager and his critically ill roommate.
78 4 "Wall of Silence" Paul Stanley Robert M. Young October 4, 1972 (1972-10-04)
A drama about deafness and family strife.
79 5 "The Torn Man" Vincent Sherman Barry Oringer October 11, 1972 (1972-10-11)
Tragedy for a 42-year-old intern: he's fallen in love with a critically ill patient.
80 6 "Betrayed" Richard Benedict Bill Stratton October 18, 1972 (1972-10-18)
A hospital volunteer (Geraldine Page) has a horrifying secret.
81 7 "Doctor and Mr. Harper" Earl Bellamy Karl Tunberg November 1, 1972 (1972-11-01)
A drama about an unemployed man married to a doctor.
82 8 "The Fallen" TBA TBA November 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.
83 9 "Tio Taco, MD" Vincent Sherman Karl Tunberg November 8, 1972 (1972-11-08)
Superstition vs. science as a critically ill woman refuses medical help.
84 10 "The Outcast" Michael Caffey Herb Bermann November 15, 1972 (1972-11-15)
A brilliant researcher is taking great pains to conceal his past.
85 11 "No Sanctuary" Vincent Sherman Don Brinkley November 22, 1972 (1972-11-22)
A nun has secrets that are hindering her recovery from a beating and rape.
86 12 "Gladiator" Earl Bellamy Don Brinkley,
Oliver Crawford
November 29, 1972 (1972-11-29)
Problems for a college football hero include a drug habit, a serious illness and a disabled wife.
87 13 "No Way Out" Richard Benedict A. Martin Zweiback December 6, 1972 (1972-12-06)
A doctor's puzzling spells of fatigue are hampering her work.
88 14 "A Game for One Player" Earl Bellamy Stephen Kandel December 13, 1972 (1972-12-13)
A tortured relationship evolves between a lonely widow and the doctor who blames himself for her husband's death.
89 15 "Pressure Point" Paul Stanley Barry Oringer December 20, 1972 (1972-12-20)
The success of a new surgical procedure is threatened by the surgeon's worry over his wife's erratic behavior.
90 16 "Question of Guilt" Michael Caffey Larry Brody,
Jack Guss
January 3, 1973 (1973-01-03)
A female convict's bitterness is threatening her success in a medical training program.
91 17 "Judgment" Paul Stanley Mark Weingart January 10, 1973 (1973-01-10)
The story of a desperately lonely hospital volunteer (Ruth Buzzi).
92 18 "End of the Line" TBA TBA January 17, 1973 (1973-01-17)
A high-wire performer's illness might kill her if she continues her career.
93 19 "Between Two Fires" Murray Golden Roy 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.
94 20 "Night Cry" TBA TBA January 31, 1973 (1973-01-31)
Drama about the future of an illegitimate child whose father has been critically injured.
95 21 "No Margin for Error" Paul Stanley Barry Oringer February 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.
96 22 "Impact" Earl Bellamy Jack Guss February 14, 1973 (1973-02-14)
An ailing boy's divorced parents can't agree whether to permit surgery.
97 23 "Fatal Memory" Paul Stanley Al C. Ward February 21, 1973 (1973-02-21)
A woman (Stefanie Powers) refuses to admit symptoms of a serious illness.
98 24 "Vortex" TBA TBA February 28, 1973 (1973-02-28)
Dr. Lochner's one-time fiancee has a beautiful daughter who's gravely ill.

Season 5 (1973–74)[edit]

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99 1 "The Guilty" Paul Stanley Don Brinkley September 10, 1973 (1973-09-10)
A young woman is stricken with hysterical paralysis after seeing her mother with a lover.
100 2 "Time of Darkness" Michael Caffey TBA September 17, 1973 (1973-09-17)
An emergency call to a mountain community leads Gannon to a patient guarded by mysterious, gun-toting townsfolk.
101 3 "Broken Image" Paul Stanley Barry Oringer September 24, 1973 (1973-09-24)
Bent on proving his virility, an aging surgeon becomes involved with a young patient.
102 4 "Impasse" Vincent Sherman Barry Oringer October 1, 1973 (1973-10-01)
A lesbian psychiatrist battles to save her patient. Close to untangling a young woman's problems, the doctor finds herself hampered by prejudice against her own lifestyle.
103 5 "Clash of Shadows" Paul Stanley Martin Roth October 8, 1973 (1973-10-08)
The horror of crib death is explored in this story about a couple who lose their four-month-old child.
104 6 "The Casualty" Lee Philips Jack Guss October 22, 1973 (1973-10-22)
Romance ends for Gannon when his girlfriend's husband, missing for six years in Vietnam, comes home to reclaim his wife and son.
105 7 "Stranger in Two Worlds" Vincent Sherman Stephen Kandel October 29, 1973 (1973-10-29)
A champion diver is ignoring an illness that could end her career.
106 8 "Child of Violence" TBA TBA November 12, 1973 (1973-11-12)
A wounded child from war-torn Northern Ireland baffles Gannon by showing no desire to get well.
107 9 "Woman for Hire" Vincent Sherman Barry Oringer November 19, 1973 (1973-11-19)
An idealistic young resident falls in love with an ailing prostitute.
108 10 "A Life at Stake" Joseph Pevney Don Brinkley,
Karl Tunberg
November 26, 1973 (1973-11-26)
Compulsive gambling is ruining the life of a once-fine surgeon.
109 11 "Nightmare" TBA TBA December 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.
110 12 "Deadly Game" Vincent Sherman Martin Roth December 10, 1973 (1973-12-10)
A derelict fakes her way into the hospital for free room and board, unaware that she is suffering from a serious disease.
111 13 "Web of Intrigue" TBA TBA January 7, 1974 (1974-01-07)
A wealthy, pampered patient's influence helps an arrogant young resident who's refusing to submit to authority.
112 14 "Trial by Knife" Murray Golden Oliver Crawford January 14, 1974 (1974-01-14)
Sparks fly when Gannon and the newly appointed chief of surgery begin to clash on medical opinions.
113 15 "Choice of Evils" TBA TBA 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.
114 16 "No Escape" Murray Golden Jack Guss January 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.
115 17 "Dark Warning" Earl Bellamy Martin Roth February 11, 1974 (1974-02-11)
A seriously ill surgeon tries to hide his condition long enough to perform lifesaving surgery on his ex-wife.
116 18 "Girl from Bedlam" Vincent Sherman Don Brinkley February 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.
117 19 "Spectre" Earl Bellamy Barry Oringer February 25, 1974 (1974-02-25)
Determined to save a critically ill patient, a surgeon is hiding his own serious malady from his colleagues.
118 20 "The Enemies" Lee Philips Jack Guss March 4, 1974 (1974-03-04)
A young genius becomes the center of a custody battle between his critically ill mother (Anne Meara) and a wealthy, would-be benefactress.
119 21 "The Conspirators" Earl Bellamy Don Brinkley March 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.
120 22 "The World's Balloon" Michael Caffey Martin Roth March 25, 1974 (1974-03-25)
An impoverished ventriloquist may lose custody of his orphaned nephew when the boy develops a serious heart condition.
121 23 "Hexed" Lee Philips Barry Oringer April 1, 1974 (1974-04-01)
A staff doctor thinks a patient's baffling symptoms are the result of a voodoo curse.
122 24 "Appointment with Danger" TBA TBA April 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.

Season 6 (1974–75)[edit]

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123 1 "Adults Only" Robert L. Friend Jack Guss September 9, 1974 (1974-09-09)
After learning that his wife is a pornographic-movie star, a gifted surgeon wants to leave the hospital.
124 2 "Demi-God" Joseph Pevney Martin Roth September 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.
125 3 "The Faces of Peril" Michael Caffey Barry Oringer September 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.
126 4 "Three-Cornered Cage" Vincent Sherman Howard Dimsdale September 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.
127 5 "The Shattered Mask" Murray Golden Phyllis 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).
128 6 "May God Have Mercy" Michael Caffey Jack Guss October 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.
129 7 "The Prisoners" TBA TBA October 28, 1974 (1974-10-28)
A convict who agrees to participate in a cancer-research experiment tries to sabotage the project.
130 8 "The Bribe" Michael Caffey Jack Guss November 4, 1974 (1974-11-04)
A woman of high social status can buy just about anything, except the happiness of her dying daughter.
131 9 "Tainted Lady" Robert Douglas Don 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.
132 10 "Heel of the Tyrant" Earl Bellamy Don Brinkley November 18, 1974 (1974-11-18)
A Jewish researcher is harassed by young anti-Semites who are led by a hospital orderly.
133 11 "Three on a Tightrope" Murray Golden Martin Roth November 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.
134 12 "Midwife" TBA TBA December 2, 1974 (1974-12-02)
A pregnant young widow (Brooke Bundy), arrested for unlawful midwifery, learns that she has cervical cancer.
135 13 "Kiss and Kill" Earl Bellamy Stephen Kandel December 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).
136 14 "Saturday's Child" Earl Bellamy Nate Monaster December 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.
137 15 "The Hostile Heart" Robert Douglas Hesper Anderson December 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?
138 16 "No Way Home" Paul Stanley Don Brinkley January 6, 1975 (1975-01-06)
A former movie star's will to live is undermined by a failing marriage and ill health.
139 17 "The Captives" Lee Philips Jack Guss January 13, 1975 (1975-01-13)
A pregnant nurse doesn't want to raise a second child without the help of her errant husband.
140 18 "Crown of Thorns" Murray Golden Stephen Kandel February 3, 1975 (1975-02-03)
Refusing to accept the office and duties of her European heritage, Princess Andrea breaks away from her handlers and soon ends up in the presence of Dr. Joe Gannon.
141 19 "The Invisible Wife" TBA TBA February 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.
142 20 "If Mine Eye Offends Me" Murray Golden Howard Dimsdale February 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.
143 21 "Survivors" Vincent Sherman Barry Oringer March 3, 1975 (1975-03-03)
Friendships become competition as a dozen medical students vie for the only seven positions that are available as interns.
144 22 "Aftershock" Joseph Pevney Martin Roth March 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.
145 23 "Half a Life" TBA TBA March 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.
146 24 "The Rip-Off" TBA TBA March 24, 1975 (1975-03-24)
A rock star, secretly deaf in his left ear, refuses a risky operation on his right.

Season 7 (1975–76)[edit]

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
147 1 "The Fourth Sex: Part 1" Vincent Sherman Rita Lakin September 8, 1975 (1975-09-08)
A famed surgeon (Robert Reed) shocks family and colleagues by requesting a sex-change operation. Salome Jens guest stars.
148 2 "The Fourth Sex: Part 2" Vincent Sherman Rita Lakin September 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.
149 3 "Torment" Joseph Pevney Barry Oringer September 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.
150 4 "No Hiding Place" Joseph Pevney Stephen Kandel September 29, 1975 (1975-09-29)
A delirious war veteran accuses a doctor of slaughtering women and children in Vietnam. John Karlen, Robbie Rist, and Susan Sullivan guest star.
151 5 "The Velvet Knife" TBA TBA October 6, 1975 (1975-10-06)
Gannon has a new love interest (Meredith Baxter Birney), but his affection is being tried by her unreasonable demand to be constantly reassured of his feelings. Steve Allen guest stars.
152 6 "Street Girl" Vincent Sherman Jack Guss October 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.
153 7 "The Price of a Child" Daniel Haller Jack Guss October 29, 1975 (1975-10-29)
The son of a wealthy Arab shows unusual concern over the plight of an ailing Jewish boy.
154 8 "Too Late for Tomorrow" Paul Stanley Robert Lewin November 3, 1975 (1975-11-03)
Learning that he is suffering from a terminal disease, a brilliant surgeon abandons medicine to live out his unfulfilled dreams.
155 9 "The Last Performance" Murray Golden Don Appell November 10, 1975 (1975-11-10)
Lochner's former sweetheart (Roberta Peters), a celebrated singer, enters Medical Center suffering from unexplained fainting spells.
156 10 "Two Against Death" Robert Douglas Hindi Brooks November 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.
157 11 "One Last Rebellion" Robert Douglas Howard Dimsdale November 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.
158 12 "The Eighth Deadly Sin" Earl Bellamy John D. Hess December 1, 1975 (1975-12-01)
An aging surgeon who has begun to make serious mistakes plans to operate on his granddaughter.
159 13 "Gift from a Killer" TBA TBA December 8, 1975 (1975-12-08)
One of Gannon's patients desperately needs blood, but the only possible donor is a fugitive from justice.
160 14 "The High Cost of Winning" Earl Bellamy Howard Dimsdale December 15, 1975 (1975-12-15)
A hospitalized tennis player is attracted to an unhappy girl who is facing heart surgery.
161 15 "The Silent Witness" TBA TBA December 29, 1975 (1975-12-29)
A lonely nurse stubbornly refuses to press charges against a man who brutally beat her.
162 16 "A Very Private War" Vincent Sherman Jeff Kanter January 12, 1976 (1976-01-12)
Gannon is attracted to a Soviet doctor visiting Medical Center on a special assignment.
163 17 "You Can't Annul My Baby" Earl Bellamy Howard Dimsdale January 19, 1976 (1976-01-19)
Gannon treats a childlike teenager who's the mother of a baby with a congenital heart defect.
164 18 "Child of Conflict" TBA TBA February 2, 1976 (1976-02-02)
The adoption of a Vietnamese orphan is complicated when the real mother shows up.
165 19 "The Stranger" TBA TBA February 9, 1976 (1976-02-09)
The hospitalized victim of a mysterious attacker suffers from a domineering mother and recurring headaches.
166 20 "A Touch of Sight" TBA Howard Dimsdale February 16, 1976 (1976-02-16)
Gannon treats a young doctor blinded in a shooting accident.
167 21 "Life, Death and Mrs. Armbruster" Chad Everett Don Brinkley February 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.
168 22 "Major Annie, MD" Vincent Sherman Don Brinkley March 1, 1976 (1976-03-01)
An Army doctor (Lois Nettleton) searches for answers when her assistant suffers an inexplicable seizure.
169 23 "The Happy State of Depression" Al C. Ward Jack Guss March 8, 1976 (1976-03-08)
A misanthropic con artist and an awkward innocent share an offbeat relationship while being treated at the hospital.
170 24 "If Wishes Were Horses" TBA TBA March 15, 1976 (1976-03-15)
A much-needed clinic is threatened with closure because the doctors refuse to turn wounded street fighters over to the police. Kim Richards and Philip Michael Thomas guest star.


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