Marcus Welby, M.D. - Season 1

ABC (ended 1976)




Episode Guide

  • The Rebel Doctor
    Episode 26
    Dr. Welby tries to help a very young doctor fighting to keep a clinic operating in a poor neighborhood.
  • Enid
    Episode 25
    An orphanage counselor, addicted to pills, causes an automobile accident in which one of her charges is injured.
  • 3/17/70
    A hemophiliac teenager risks his life to rescue a companion who has fallen down a ravine.
  • Sea of Security
    Episode 23
    An oceanography student with the bends disregards Dr. Welby's advice and insists on one more dive.
  • The Merely Syndrome
    Episode 22
    A young girl who has undergone successful heart surgery continues to have severe heart seizures.
  • 2/24/70
    Dr. Steven Kiley, embarrassingly hospitalized for Chicken Pox, becomes interested in "Dutch" Radtke, a husky oil field worker who panics at the prospect of surgery. Radtke's physician plans exploratory surgery to determine if he has cancer of the bladder. Dr. Kiley, who has been checking up on tropical diseases, advocates alternative testing. However, he is unable to reach Radke's physician, and Radtke, the night before the surgery is scheduled, escapes from the hospital.moreless
  • 2/17/70
    Dinty Gallagher refuses to give up his regimen of diet pills and steam baths, even after having fainting spells. Gallagher's desperate attempts to make the weight for the most important race of his life result in physical collapse and he is hospitalized. There he overhears Doctors Welby and Kiley tell his manager that tests indicate he is still growing, at 21, and that it will be impossible for him to continue his career as a jockey.moreless
  • Go Get 'Em, Tiger
    Episode 19
    Dr. Steven Kiley befriends a former employee, now a reformed drug addict, and in doing so places himself and Dr. Welby in an awkward and almost untenable position. Dr. Kiley does his best to help Warren Chamber -- his onetime benefactor -- find suitable employment, but his record as a former addict precludes any success. Finally, when a job as a bus driver with a private school becomes available, and Kiley is called on to give his friend a physical examination for the institution, he is forced to choose between his duty as a doctor and his obligation to a friend.moreless
  • Dance to No Music
    Episode 18
    Joseph Campanella guest-stars as scientist Leo Maslow, who is convinced that he has an hereditary disease, Huntington's Chorea, which begins with complete loss of memory and inability to function. Welby and Kiley conduct tests, but are not convinced that Maslow has the disease. However, his condition continues to deteriorate, especially after he learns his wife is pregnant.moreless
  • The Legacy
    Episode 17
    When the patrician Senora Carlotta, mother of Dr. Welby's nurse Consuelo Lopez, is told by the doctor that her life-or-death decision will also involve others, she decides immediately what course she must take. Her philosophy affects Mrs. Faris, the cynical women whose room she shares and who rejects the present while dreading the future.moreless
  • 1/13/70
    Michael Ambrose, a diabetic, tries to end his life to get even with his father. Michael resents his father, best-selling novelist John Ambrose, blaming him for the unhappiness his mother suffered before her death, and taunts him by threatening to give up taking her insulin shots. When John Ambrose goes back East for a television appearance, Michael carries out his threat.moreless
  • 1/6/70
    Welby treats a black leader's college-student son, injured by police during a demonstration.
  • Diagnosis: Fear
    Episode 14
    A basketball player, told by Dr. Welby that he must have knee surgery, goes to a faith healer instead.
  • 12/23/69
    Dr. Welby's friend, Father Hugh Riorden, suffers severe asthmatic attacks because he feels inadequate in dealing with the personal problems of his parishioners. The priest's feelings reach a climax when he is unable to restore the will to live in a young man injured in an accident, but Dr. Welby's able to do so. Father Hugh announces to Dr. Welby that he is going to quit the priesthood.moreless
  • 12/16/69
    Pacho McGuerney's parents, refuse to allow Dr. Welby to tell their teen-aged son that he has leukemia.
  • 12/9/69
    Ernest Jackson--up for promotion to police lieutenant--feels that disclosure of his physical problem would ruin his chance for advancement. Welby, learning of Jackson's occupation, says he cannot allow the truth to be hidden since his condition may lead to the officer's inability to carry out his duty at a crucial moment.moreless
  • Homecoming
    Episode 10
    Dr. Welby, wishes to hospitalize Scott Behrman, who has given up LDS but suffers from recurrences of the effects of the drug. Scott returns home after a long absence, and bursts into Dr. Welby's office while suffering a violent "acid flash." . After the attack, Dr. Welby wants have him hospitalized. However, Max Behrman, Scott's father, who is willing to be separated from his son again, opposes the plan. He believes that if Scott pursues a responsible life, working in the family business, the attacks will not recur.moreless
  • 11/18/69
    In her recurring role as Myra Sherwood, Ann Baxter, with whom Dr. Welby is in love, takes a pregnant, unmarried "flower child," Tracy Clifford, into her home. Dr. Welby, who is treating Tracy for mononucleosis, warns Myra against deep emotional involvement with the girl. Myra, however, whose own daughter would have been Tracy's age had she lived, makes plans to maintain Tracy has her own child--when it is born--indefinitely.moreless
  • The Vrahnas Demon
    Episode 8
    Nick Eugenides is an aging but lusty Greek American fisherman who refuses to change his life style when Dr .Welby informs him he has emphysema. Eugenedes insists on entering an annual deep diving competition, an event he has won for many years.
  • The White Cane
    Episode 7
    When an operation restores Paul Hannan's sight, his love cools for his blind fiancee, Laura Jelliffe. Laura, employed at the Center for the Blind, seeks to forestall the ordeal of the engagement being called off by asking for a transfer to another city.
  • 10/28/69
    A young wife panics when Dr. Welby tells her that she must inform her husband of a premarital abortion.
  • All Flags Flying
    Episode 5
    An aging war hero is determined to sail alone to the South Pacific despite warnings that the voyage would prove fatal.
  • 10/14/69
    A husband starts filming a documentary on his actress-wife's recovery from a stroke, despite warnings from Dr. Welby.
  • 10/7/69
    For the first time at 42, a woman learns that her husband has been seeing another woman.
  • The Foal
    Episode 2
    Welby tries to help an autistic child achieve a breakthrough to reality.
  • 9/23/69
    A warm, outgoing young school teacher is told by Dr. Welby that she only has a few months to live. She goes into seclusion. Dr. Kiley, who has become strongly attached to her, attempts to bring her back into the current of life.
  • 3/26/69
    A doctor from Santa Monica has some heart trouble and needs an assistant.