Chicago Hope

Season 1 Episode 17

Growth Pains

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Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 27, 1995 on CBS
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Growth Pains
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After Aaron successfully removes a steel rod driven into a man's head in a workplace explosion, the patient miraculously suffers no motor or cognitive problems, but begins to exhibit severe personality changes that greatly upset his family and employees. A patient who compulsively eats his own hair and is obsessed with "The Wizard of Oz", is in danger of dying from an intestinal obstruction, but refuses surgery. The psychiatrist tries the unorthodox approach of getting Camille to play Dorothy to gain his trust to save his life. Alan's beside himself when his daughter suffers heart failure and other complications from her birth defect and lashes out at Geiger.moreless

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Adam Arkin

Adam Arkin

Dr. Aaron Shutt

Hector Elizondo (I)

Hector Elizondo (I)

Dr. Phillip Watters

Roxanne Hart

Roxanne Hart

Camille Duschene Shutt

Peter MacNicol

Peter MacNicol

Alan Birch

Thomas Gibson

Thomas Gibson

Dr. Danny Nyland

Mandy Patinkin

Mandy Patinkin

Dr. Jeffrey Geiger

Allen Garfield

Allen Garfield

Dr. Ray Kadalski

Guest Star

Todd Graff

Todd Graff

Louis Bagley

Guest Star

Leo Burmester

Leo Burmester

Dalton Robertson

Guest Star

John Cappon

John Cappon

Paramedic

Recurring Role

Diane Venora

Diane Venora

Dr. Geri Infante

Recurring Role

Peter Berg

Peter Berg

Dr. Billy Kronk

Recurring Role

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