Season 15 Episode 14

A Long, Strange Trip

Aired Thursday 10:00 PM Feb 05, 2009 on NBC

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  • A very touching episode.

    A very touching episode centered mainly around a once great doctor named Oliver Kostin, who has dementia. He stumbles to the ER apparently the victim of an attack of some sorts. Gates and Morris are treating him when the former Dr. David Morgenstern enters the hospital. He has them put Oliver in a room and commences to tell stories of his Oliver's greatness. Dr. Morgenstern has medical POA over Oliver, who also has a DNR order. Sadly Dr. Oliver Kostin passes away.

    A woman is admitted to the ER with supposed cancer and is on the brink of death. Dr. Oliver Kostin is next to her and starts pointing and grabs something from one of the doctors to write on and writes TB. As it turns out the woman has TB and not cancer and should make a full recovery barring complications from a drug resistant strain.

    A man is admitted who relies on an Iron Lung because of polio. It is determined that he has an appendicitis and needs surgery. Since he uses his stomach muscles to breath it could cause a problem. Neela wants to call in a specialist doctor that can extract it through his mouth. Dr. Dubenko has reservations about performing an experimental surgery on the man but agrees. The surgery is performed and goes very well.

    A woman with diabetes is admitted but has also stole lipstick from a store so the police are waiting for her to be discharged so they can arrest her. The doctor's put is of as long as they can. The woman's daughter who is about to have a baby, is furious with her for what she had done, until Sam points out that she steals to by insulin and to by her baby a crib. One of the best episodes of the season.