Wealthy widow Dolly Marlowe seems more interested in beginning a romance between herself and Dr. Gillespie than in getting well.
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.
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...
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.
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.
Dr. Kildare finds himself falling in love with his epileptic patient. But she continues to ignore all his warnings...
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".
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.
When his obesity threatens to cause blindness, the grossly overweight Charlie Wade reluctantly agrees to diet.
Dr. Gruboldt's professional skills have become increasingly haphazard following the deaths of his wife and children.
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.
Ida Forman and Carol Logan are patients sharing a room at Blair General - and are constantly at each other's throats.
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.
Judy Gail, a flighty Southern belle, took up nursing to snag a rich husband. Will Kildare teach her a more responsible attitude?
In an emergency, Kildare delivers a young woman's baby in a truck - but when the child stillborn, he finds himself facing a lawsuit.