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Pat is determined to become the very best surfer in her beach-loving crowd, but Dr. Gillespie diagnoses her with epilepsy. She is warned not to surf or drive a car, but she ignores all warnings and keeps sneaking off to the beach to "catch the big wave".
Dr. Kildare finds himself falling in love with his epileptic patient. But she continues to ignore all his warnings...
Dr. Kildare trips over a cart at work and hurts his back. He gets hospitalized in Blair in a ward with several different characters. He slowly becomes friends with them all and is able to give advice on their problems.
Two very different women - a Pulitzer Prize columnist and a teen-age mother-to be - are both diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, and provide Kildare and Gillespie with a study in reactions to serious illness.
The gala atmosphere of an amusement park is disturbed by the stumbling, distracted behaviour of an elderly man suffering from malnutrition - who transpires to be Lt. Gen. John Sparrow of the U.S. Army, a war hero.
Visiting the state mental hospital, Kildare recognizes one of the patients as a leading bone specialist.
Judy Gail, a flighty Southern belle, took up nursing to snag a rich husband. Will Kildare teach her a more responsible attitude?
Kildare is given a weekend off to go home to his parents. On the way there, he is required to treat a young woman who has taken a drug overdose at a small motel. Later, he is alarmed to discover that his old boyhood friend Harry is newly engaged to the same girl.moreless
Kildare acts to prevent a smallpox epidemic after an elderly Polish immigrant is found to be suffering from the disease.
Kildare experiences a growing respect and affection for an attractive novelist researching a book at Blair. But he discovers that she is, unknowingly, herself ill.
After his daughter has attempted suicide, Dr. Gillespie and a psychiatrist try to determine the reason for her hysterical reaction to the news that she is pregnant.
Dr. Paul Probeck, a recovering alcoholic, starts a rehabilitation program at Blair Hospital.
Johnny Temple is a mentally-disturbed teenager, fixated on knives. He is stabbed in a rumble and admitted to Blair. He plays nasty mind games with everyone and is mean and threatening to other patients. His father is a big, caustic obnoxious man who refuses when Kildare and Gillespie want to have Johnny committed to a psychiatric hospital.moreless
Fred Carroll, a widower, becomes extremely protective of his son after a hit and run accident - which creates problems for Kildare.
The head nurse, Beatrice Fain, is unexpectedly confronted by the shiftless husband who deserted her 17 years earlier. At the same time, Kildare tries to protect a naive young nurse from the manipulations of an opportunistic doctor.
Medical student Mark Hadley finds the pressure of treating forest-fire victims damaging to his self-esteem.
Dr. Stewart's fundraising efforts are hampered by a reporter out to denigrate him. But is the reporter just out to make himself famous, or could he be right about the doctor?
A nun is admitted to Blair with gallstones and needs an operation. She involves herself in the lives and problems of other patients and tries to help them. Kildare is at first irritated by what he sees as her interference, but comes to realise that she's helpful to him.
Evie is used to jokes about her big, odd-shaped nose and is nervous when Kildare convinces her to have plastic surgery to remedy the situation. After surgery, she cannot get accustomed to having a normal-looking face and her relationship with her boyfriend seems imperilled.
Is it time for the brilliant but now-elderly Dr. Dubro to retire? Dr. Gillespie must decide on how frank he should be with his old friend.
Helping to dispose of old hospital supplies, Kildare learns that Nurse Munson doesn't want to get rid of anything, whilst Dr. Judge would gladly junk what he calls "medieval relics" in favour of more modern equipment.
Franklin Gaer, a hard-driving businessman, refuses to slow down or amend his self-destructive life-style - despite a threatening heart condition.
Dr. Maxwell Becker is a highly esteemed physician - and also arrogant, egocentric and cruel to his long-suffering wife. When Kildare questions his judgment, sparks fly.
Irish poet Johnny McHenry has become an alcoholic, and it looks as if his girlfriend Sally is headed the same way. The prognosis is not good for the has-been poet, but can Sally be saved from a similar fate?
Doris Manning, no longer a young woman, is due to give birth to her first child. She needs all the emotional support Kildare and the others can give her.
Steve Perrona is stunned when his wife tells him she wants their son put in a foster home.
Why does Justin Fitzgibbons, a brilliant but eccentric writer, insist that he'll be dead within a week? He seems to be in the best of health...
Hildy Pochek, who suffers from an acute hypersensitivity to sound, is reconciled, albeit with difficulty, with her estranged husband when she comes to believe that she is dying.
The seemingly indifferent reaction of Lily Prentice, a nurse, to her husband's death causes Kildare to worry.
After being refused treatment at a private hospital, a young girl is rushed to Blair General, but dies. Kildare is faced with a slander suit when he is heard saying the death could have been avoided.
Aspiring actor Richard Rossi returns home to see his dying father.
When his twin brother dies, attorney Mark Sloan becomes convinced that he has the same disease - despite the doctors' assurances to the contrary.
Kildare embarks on his first teaching assignment - he is to supervise the training of three third-year medical students.
Dr. Hartwood, the loser in a big malpractice suit, now refers his patients to Blair Hospital. Despite Kildare's opposition, Dr. Gillespie successfully makes him face his demons.
Jamie Cousins plans his own death, so that his wife can gain from his life insurance.
Kildare tries to prevent Mrs. Hastings from having her aphasic husband committed to a sanitarium.
An Inidan-born intern, Dr. Ramid, reaches his breaking point after enduring racial slurs from colleagues.
Kildare encounters a seventeen-year-old girl who was kept locked inside her home from the age of five, and now lives in a world of fantasy.
Dr. Victor Jonah is going blind following accidental exposure to radiation in the hospital laboratory. He has a dilemma - should he devote his last days of sight to his family or to his patients?
Ida Forman and Carol Logan are patients sharing a room at Blair General - and are constantly at each other's throats.
Max Beemis, aware that his heart condition is likely to be terminal, tries to make amends to the blind daughter he deserted years before. But she doesn't want his help.
Kildare clashes with Dr. Louis Miller, an ambitious intern with a disdain for hospital rules and procedures. To get back at Kildare, Miller accuses him of trying to seduce his wife.
In an emergency, Kildare delivers a young woman's baby in a truck - but when the child stillborn, he finds himself facing a lawsuit.
Dr. Gruboldt's professional skills have become increasingly haphazard following the deaths of his wife and children.
A medical missionary interning at Blair begins to lose his faith after his wife is killed whilst working in the jungles of South America.
When his obesity threatens to cause blindness, the grossly overweight Charlie Wade reluctantly agrees to diet.
A laboratory at Blair Hospital is mysteriously wrecked. Medical technician Matt Hendricks tells his wife that he fears for his sanity - he thinks he's the one who caused the damage, but he doesn't know why.
Kildare encounters twin sisters - one considerably less admirable than the other. One of them needs a kidney to save her life, but the other refuses to donate one to her.
A middle-aged intern has an arrogant bedside manner which antagonizes his patients, and also hospital officials.
Wealthy widow Dolly Marlowe seems more interested in beginning a romance between herself and Dr. Gillespie than in getting well.
A terminally ill man worries about what will happen to his mentally disabled brother after his death.
Kildare struggles with his conscience, and with the problem of medical confidentiality, when he hears a delirious alcoholic confess to a crime for which another man has been jailed.
Once a drug addict, veteran nurse Jenny Freesmith takes action when she observes the first symptoms of addiction in her young colleague, Cathy Benjamin.
Justin Post is determined to appear on television with evangelist Andrew Webb - despite the danger to himself and the effect of his actions on his daughter. (1/2 hour)
Dr. Kildare feels that he must prevent Justin Post from making a television appearance - and he plans to do it by declaring the former atheist mentally incompetent. (1/2 hour)
Amy Post learns that her father wants to join Andrew Webb in his evangelistic crusade.
A reporter tricks evangelist Andrew Webb into implying that atheist Justin Post's heart attack may have been a "divine punishment".
Dr. Gillepsie expects fireworks when he learns that attorney Justin Post, an outspoken atheist, will be visiting the hospital at the same time as evangelist Andrew Webb.
Amy Post seeks a medical explanation for her father's abrupt conversion from atheism to religion after his near-brush with death.
Ted Galahad is an arrogant, sarcastic TV talk show host. When his young son is hurt in an accident and later dies, he blames Dr. Kildare and uses his show to belittle him. Finally, Dr. Gillespie goes on the show to defend his young colleague.
A brilliant but increasingly paranoid doctor fears that Kildare is out to destroy him.