Quincy, M.E.

Season 6 Episode 14

Seldom Silent, Never Heard

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Aired Sunday 8:00 PM Mar 04, 1981 on NBC
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A young boy, Jeffrey, dies when he falls from a building, after being chased in there. After the autopsy a doctor turns up wanting to have the brain. Jeffrey had Tourette's Syndrome and the doctor wants to try and find out what causes it and how to cure it. This is the only way he can research it as the drug companies don't think they could make enough money to make it worth their while.moreless

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  • This episode literally changed my life.

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    In 1981, when this episode was first aired, I was 17 years old. For 10 years I'd been wondering why I had these uncontrollable little 'jumps' and 'shivers', and felt like a complete freak. Watching this episode, I realized that the disorder being discussed sounded a LOT like what I'd been going through. I wasn't able to get a formal diagnoses until I was 23, but following this episode, I at least had a bit of a clue as to what might be wrong with me, and it made a huge difference in my life.



    I still remember this episode quite clearly - the performances were wonderful. It showed what living with Tourette's can be like without making the character seem "too weird". As usual, Quincy was all fired up about the issue - in this case, drugs for orphan diseases - illnesses that afflict too few people for it to be profitable for pharmacies to pursue research and development of new treatments. At any rate, this is an episode that had a real, tangible effect on me, and to this day, I'm grateful that the show was willing to pursue storylines like this, helping to teach as well as entertain.moreless
Anita Gillette

Anita Gillette

Dr. Emily Hanover (1982-1983)

John Nolan

John Nolan

John, Danny's Bartender

Jack Klugman

Jack Klugman

Dr. Quincy

Val Bisoglio

Val Bisoglio

Danny Tovo

James A. Watson Jr.

James A. Watson Jr.

District Attorney Jim Barnes

Robert Ito

Robert Ito

Sam Fujiyama

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