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]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
Pilot1April 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)

Episodes[edit]

Pilot[edit]

Title Directed by Written by Original air date
"U.M.C."
also known as "Operation Heartbeat"
Boris SagalAl C. WardApril 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]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original 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 honors and a top pro career, ignores his failing health.
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 McCowanShimon 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).
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 ShermanShimon WincelbergOctober 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"TBADon 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"TBATBANovember 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.
1010"The Fallen Image"Daniel PetrieAndy 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.
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. Ward
December 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 PetrieJohn 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).
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"TBARobert 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"TBAShimon WincelbergFebruary 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
1919"A Matter of Tomorrow"TBAJohn W. Bloch,
Robert J. Shaw
February 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, and Tom Skerritt guest star.

Season 2 (1970–71)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original 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 of her condition and of her need for special schooling.
348"Death Grip"TBATBANovember 4, 1970 (1970-11-04)
The problems of a doctor who has trouble adjusting to civilian life after serving in Vietnam.
359"Witch Hunt"TBAEd 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.
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.
3711"Trial by Terror"Harvey HartTBANovember 25, 1970 (1970-11-25)
Blinded in an attack, Gannon is still being stalked by a would-be killer.
3812"Accused"Harvey HartAnthony LawrenceDecember 2, 1970 (1970-12-02)
A hallucinating patient accuses Gannon of fathering her unborn child.
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.
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.
4216"Woman in Question"TBADon BrinkleyJanuary 6, 1971 (1971-01-06)
An intern who thinks his fiancee is "wholesome" doesn't know she contracted syphilis before they met.
4317"Web of Darkness"TBATBAJanuary 13, 1971 (1971-01-13)
A deadly story of sibling conflict.
4418"Danger Point"Michael CaffeyJackson Gillis,
John Meredyth Lucas
January 27, 1971 (1971-01-27)
A missing radium implant could contaminate the entire hospital.
4519"Secret Heritage"TBATBAFebruary 3, 1971 (1971-02-03)
A mentally disabled teenager (Pamela Franklin) has been abandoned by her mother.
4620"Edge of Violence"Michael O'HerlihyStephen KandelFebruary 10, 1971 (1971-02-10)
The story of a troubled former vaudeville star (Jack Carter).
4721"Countdown"Vincent ShermanDon BrinkleyFebruary 17, 1971 (1971-02-17)
The high cost of hospital care is dramatized.
4822"Perfection of Vices"TBADick 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'HerlihyTBAMarch 3, 1971 (1971-03-03)
A once-brilliant surgeon (Richard Kiley) has become totally withdrawn.
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.

Season 3 (1971–72)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
511"Blood Line"TBAJackson GillisSeptember 15, 1971 (1971-09-15)
A fugitive (William Windom) is torn between freedom and love for his anemic son.
522"The Corrupted"TBATBASeptember 22, 1971 (1971-09-22)
A character study of an ambitious surgeon (Steve Lawrence).
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.
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.
555"Idolmaker"TBAJohn Meredyth LucasOctober 13, 1971 (1971-10-13)
Character studies of two critically ill patients who are jeopardizing their lives.
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.
588"The Albatross"Richard BenedictRichard ShapiroNovember 3, 1971 (1971-11-03)
Jonathan Crowley is a young man whose mental retardation is spawning a family tragedy.
599"Martyr"TBATBANovember 10, 1971 (1971-11-10)
An iron-willed lady (Jo Van Fleet) is determined to spend her life in a wheelchair.
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.
6111"The Loser"Paul StanleyRobert M. YoungNovember 24, 1971 (1971-11-24)
A student nurse (Susan Strasberg) is plagued by a bad marriage and a mysterious respiratory illness.
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.
6313"Conspiracy"Daniel PetrieLou ShawDecember 8, 1971 (1971-12-08)
A lung-cancer victim (Suzanne Pleshette) is determined to keep her nightmare a secret.
6414"The Nowhere Child"Chad EverettTBADecember 15, 1971 (1971-12-15)
An 11-year-old orphan's chance for adoption is threatened by a mysterious illness.
6515"Shock!: Part 1"Paul StanleyDon BrinkleyDecember 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.
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.
6717"Fatal Decision"TBATBAJanuary 19, 1972 (1972-01-19)
Gannon's romance with a doctor is plagued by a secret past.
6818"Terror"Vincent ShermanBarry OringerJanuary 26, 1972 (1972-01-26)
Bubonic plague is the villain in a medical conflict over the unidentified victim.
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.
7020"The Choice"Leo PennLionel E. SiegelFebruary 9, 1972 (1972-02-09)
A doctor (Monte Markham) is torn between a career in hospital administration and a return to surgical practice.
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.
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.
7323"Confession"Al C. WardDon BrinkleyMarch 1, 1972 (1972-03-01)
A woman (Ida Lupino) mysteriously turns against Gannon after he saves her husband's life.
7424"Conflict"Vincent ShermanStephen KandelMarch 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]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
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.
762"Cycle of Peril"TBATBASeptember 20, 1972 (1972-09-20)
A woman refuses an emergency operation for fear it will endanger her pregnancy.
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.
784"Wall of Silence"Paul StanleyRobert M. YoungOctober 4, 1972 (1972-10-04)
A drama about deafness and family strife.
795"The Torn Man"Vincent ShermanBarry OringerOctober 11, 1972 (1972-10-11)
Tragedy for a 42-year-old intern: he's fallen in love with a critically ill patient.
806"Betrayed"Richard BenedictBill StrattonOctober 18, 1972 (1972-10-18)
A hospital volunteer (Geraldine Page) has a horrifying secret.
817"Doctor and Mr. Harper"Earl BellamyKarl TunbergNovember 1, 1972 (1972-11-01)
A drama about an unemployed man married to a doctor.
828"The Fallen"TBATBANovember 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.
839"Tio Taco, MD"Vincent ShermanKarl TunbergNovember 8, 1972 (1972-11-08)
Superstition vs. science as a critically ill woman refuses medical help.
8410"The Outcast"Michael CaffeyHerb BermannNovember 15, 1972 (1972-11-15)
A brilliant researcher is taking great pains to conceal his past.
8511"No Sanctuary"Vincent ShermanDon BrinkleyNovember 22, 1972 (1972-11-22)
A nun has secrets that are hindering her recovery from a beating and rape.
8612"Gladiator"Earl BellamyDon 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.
8713"No Way Out"Richard BenedictA. Martin ZweibackDecember 6, 1972 (1972-12-06)
A doctor's puzzling spells of fatigue are hampering her work.
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.
8915"Pressure Point"Paul StanleyBarry OringerDecember 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.
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.
9117"Judgment"Paul StanleyMark WeingartJanuary 10, 1973 (1973-01-10)
The story of a desperately lonely hospital volunteer (Ruth Buzzi).
9218"End of the Line"TBATBAJanuary 17, 1973 (1973-01-17)
A high-wire performer's illness might kill her if she continues her career.
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.
9420"Night Cry"TBATBAJanuary 31, 1973 (1973-01-31)
Drama about the future of an illegitimate child whose father has been critically injured.
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.
9622"Impact"Earl BellamyJack GussFebruary 14, 1973 (1973-02-14)
An ailing boy's divorced parents can't agree whether to permit surgery.
9723"Fatal Memory"Paul StanleyAl C. WardFebruary 21, 1973 (1973-02-21)
A woman (Stefanie Powers) refuses to admit symptoms of a serious illness.
9824"Vortex"TBATBAFebruary 28, 1973 (1973-02-28)
Dr. Lochner's one-time fiancee has a beautiful daughter who's gravely ill.

Season 5 (1973–74)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
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.
1002"Time of Darkness"Michael CaffeyTBASeptember 17, 1973 (1973-09-17)
An emergency call to a mountain community leads Gannon to a patient guarded by mysterious, gun-toting townsfolk.
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.
1024"Impasse"Vincent ShermanBarry OringerOctober 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.
1035"Clash of Shadows"Paul StanleyMartin RothOctober 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.
1046"The Casualty"Lee PhilipsJack GussOctober 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.
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.
1068"Child of Violence"TBATBANovember 12, 1973 (1973-11-12)
A wounded child from war-torn Northern Ireland baffles Gannon by showing no desire to get well.
1079"Woman for Hire"Vincent ShermanBarry OringerNovember 19, 1973 (1973-11-19)
An idealistic young resident falls in love with an ailing prostitute.
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.
10911"Nightmare"TBATBADecember 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.
11012"Deadly Game"Vincent ShermanMartin RothDecember 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.
11113"Web of Intrigue"TBATBAJanuary 7, 1974 (1974-01-07)
A wealthy, pampered patient's influence helps an arrogant young resident who's refusing to submit to authority.
11214"Trial by Knife"Murray GoldenOliver CrawfordJanuary 14, 1974 (1974-01-14)
Sparks fly when Gannon and the newly appointed chief of surgery begin to clash on medical opinions.
11315"Choice of Evils"TBATBAJanuary 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.
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.
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.
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.
11719"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.
11820"The Enemies"Lee PhilipsJack GussMarch 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.
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.
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.
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.
12224"Appointment with Danger"TBATBAApril 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]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original 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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
1297"The Prisoners"TBATBAOctober 28, 1974 (1974-10-28)
A convict who agrees to participate in a cancer-research experiment tries to sabotage the project.
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.
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.
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.
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.
13412"Midwife"TBATBADecember 2, 1974 (1974-12-02)
A pregnant young widow (Brooke Bundy), arrested for unlawful midwifery, learns that she has cervical cancer.
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).
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 breaks away from her handlers and soon ends up in the presence of Dr. Joe Gannon.
14119"The Invisible Wife"TBATBAFebruary 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.
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.
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.
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.
14523"Half a Life"TBATBAMarch 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.
14624"The Rip-Off"TBATBAMarch 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.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
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.
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. John Karlen, Robbie Rist, and Susan Sullivan guest star.
1515"The Velvet Knife"TBATBAOctober 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.
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 Arab shows unusual concern over the plight of an ailing Jewish boy.
1548"Too Late for Tomorrow"Paul StanleyRobert LewinNovember 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.
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.
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.
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.
15812"The Eighth Deadly Sin"Earl BellamyJohn D. HessDecember 1, 1975 (1975-12-01)
An aging surgeon who has begun to make serious mistakes plans to operate on his granddaughter.
15913"Gift from a Killer"TBATBADecember 8, 1975 (1975-12-08)
One of Gannon's patients desperately needs blood, but the only possible donor is a fugitive from justice.
16014"The High Cost of Winning"Earl BellamyHoward DimsdaleDecember 15, 1975 (1975-12-15)
A hospitalized tennis player is attracted to an unhappy girl who is facing heart surgery.
16115"The Silent Witness"TBATBADecember 29, 1975 (1975-12-29)
A lonely nurse stubbornly refuses to press charges against a man who brutally beat her.
16216"A Very Private War"Vincent ShermanJeff KanterJanuary 12, 1976 (1976-01-12)
Gannon is attracted to a Soviet doctor visiting Medical Center on a special assignment.
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.
16418"Child of Conflict"TBATBAFebruary 2, 1976 (1976-02-02)
The adoption of a Vietnamese orphan is complicated when the real mother shows up.
16519"The Stranger"TBATBAFebruary 9, 1976 (1976-02-09)
The hospitalized victim of a mysterious attacker suffers from a domineering mother and recurring headaches.
16620"A Touch of Sight"TBAHoward DimsdaleFebruary 16, 1976 (1976-02-16)
Gannon treats a young doctor blinded in a shooting accident.
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.
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.
16923"The Happy State of Depression"Al C. WardJack GussMarch 8, 1976 (1976-03-08)
A misanthropic con artist and an awkward innocent share an offbeat relationship while being treated at the hospital.
17024"If Wishes Were Horses"TBATBAMarch 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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