The Bold Ones: The New Doctors

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Episode Guide

    • The Convicts
      The Convicts
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      11/21/71
      10
      The Institute uses four volunteers from the state prison system to perform extremely high-risk tests of a serum designed to reduce transplant rejection. One of the volunteers, a former medical student serving time for selling heroin, has an ulterior motive that will put everyone at the Institute in danger.
    • Ironside: Five Days In The Death Of Sgt. Brown (pt 1)
      Before he can testify as the star witness in a major case, Ed is shot and seriously injured by a mystery assailant. Threatened with paralysis he conducts his own struggle from within his hospital bed, whilst the Chief tries to find out who is still trying to kill his prize pupil.

      * This is an episode of the series Ironside whose events were concluded on The Bold Ones: The New Doctors.moreless
    • A Quality Of Fear
      A Quality Of Fear
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/14/72
      10
      To test a new theory on encouraging improved quality and length of life of terminal cancer patients, Dr. Hunter takes on a bluntly honest, and at times forceful, demeanor when dealing with patients who resist treatment and want to give up. When the approach seems to backfire with several of the patients, he begins doubting his own abilities.moreless
    • A Matter Of Priorities
      A Matter Of Priorities
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      1/3/71
      10
      Dr. Stuart reassesses his priorities, and convinces his colleagues at the Institute to do the same, after volunteering at a free clinic run by a doctor who chose to give up his very profitable Beverly Hills practice to help the poor.
    • The Angry Man
      The Angry Man
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      10/3/71
      10
      A young, egotistical paramedic being trained at the Institute feels he has the same standing as the doctors due to his vast experience as a medic in the Vietnam war. Using stolen supplies from the Institute, he opens an underground clinic to treat the poor, putting Dr. Craig and the Institute at risk.moreless
    • To Save A Life
      To Save A Life
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      9/14/69
      10
      A young man is left brain dead after being involved in an automobile accident. The doctors at the Institute, who have a patient in grave need of a kidney transplant, walk a delicate line trying to convince the man's wife and the attending physician to end life support and allow the transplant before it's too late.moreless
    • Dagger In The Mind
      Dagger In The Mind
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      12/19/71
      10
      A distinguished and dedicated medical professor who abruptly gives up his career to become a playboy and marry a girl 30 years his junior complains of pains that no one is able to diagnose. One of his former students, who happens be in treatment at the Institute for a newly diagnosed heart condition that will prevent her from pursuing her career, thinks she knows what's wrong with the professor and takes matters into her own hands...literally.moreless
    • Short Flight To A Distant Star
      Short Flight To A Distant Star
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      1/23/72
      10
      Ted and Paul try to figure out how to move a bullet fragment in a patient's brain without surgery. They think NASA may have an answer.
    • A Nation Of Human Pincushions
      A Nation Of Human Pincushions
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      10/3/72
      10
      Dr. Craig invites an acupuncture expert to the Institute to give a symposium and provide treatment to patients with chronic pain. Although the expert is able to provide instant relief to most of the patients, he faces stiff skepticism from the medical establishment because he lacks formal medical training, happens to be a communist, and expresses an interest in attempting acupuncture on internal organs.moreless
    • A Standard For Manhood
      A Standard For Manhood
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/17/72
      10
      A friend of Dr. Hunter's confides that he has recently become impotent, which has caused him to become increasingly violent to compensate for his lost sense of manhood, making his wife think he is having an affair. The doctors discover and remove a small brain tumor, but they quickly learn they are far from solving his real problem, which could destroy more than just his marriage.moreless
    • Killer On The Loose
      Killer On The Loose
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      10/11/70
      10
      The doctors feel helpless in combating an unknown African virus with no known cure that is quickly killing personnel on the 4th floor of the Institute.
    • What's The Price Of A Pair Of Eyes?
      10/5/69
      10
      After being unable to secure adequate funding from Dr. Craig, Dr. Hunter and a determined biophysicist use their creativity and limited resources to successfully build a prototype of a "Tactile Vision Substitution System"...a device that might give certain blind individuals a crude form of sight.
    • First No Harm To The Patient
      First No Harm To The Patient
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      11/15/70
      9.5
      Dr. Stuart discovers a pattern of severely botched surgeries that were recently performed by a respected small-town doctor. He decides he has a moral obligation to pursue disciplinary action against the doctor, only to find instead that the process might lead to the destruction of his own career.
    • And Other Springs I May Not See
      And Other Springs I May Not See
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      5/4/73
      9.5
      After saving a pregnant 16-year-old from a fiery car wreck, Dr. Amanda Fallon attempts to mend a deep rift between the troubled girl and her divorced mother, who is insisting she have an abortion.
    • Five Days In The Death Of Sgt. Brown (pt 2)
      9/19/72
      9.5
      Ed's best chance of recovery is an untested experimental operation to be performed by a surgeon whose integrity is very likely about to be put to the test after his daughter is kidnapped.
    • A Substitute Womb
      A Substitute Womb
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      10/24/72
      9.5
      A woman who has already miscarried twice now faces having an abortion to save her life. As an alternative, Dr. Hunter suggests transplanting her embryo into another woman, which has never been tried in a human before. Her younger sister quickly agrees to volunteer, but the ethical questions surrounding the process threaten both the Institute and the sisters' relationship.moreless
    • Discovery At Fourteen
      Discovery At Fourteen
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      3/5/72
      9.5
      Dr. Amanda Fallon tries to help a teenage boy who develops severe physical and psychological problems after discovering his father is a homosexual and believing it's hereditary.
    • A Very Strange Triangle
      A Very Strange Triangle
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      10/31/72
      9.0
      Dr. Cohen attempts to rekindle a relationship with a former girlfriend who has just been hired as a nurse at the Institute. To his shock, he finds out she is now in a homosexual relationship with another woman but thinks she still might have feelings for him.
    • Time Bomb In The Chest
      Time Bomb In The Chest
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/10/72
      9.0
      The Institute's Chief of Medical Design suffers a mild heart attack while having difficulty completing the prototype of a "Quantitative Cardiac Radioisotope Counter". As he makes what is an otherwise normal recovery, he becomes obsessed with his own mortality, causing him to lose focus and neglect his wife and young son.moreless
    • Man Without A Heart
      Man Without A Heart
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      11/9/69
      9.0
      The family of a deceased patient sues Dr. Stuart for malpractice because he allegedly made the decision to insert an experimental artificial heart without proper authorization. While harshly calling Dr. Stuart's character into question during the trial, the prosecuting attorney suffers a heart related medical emergency, thrusting Dr. Stuart into a very awkward situation.moreless
    • A Terminal Career
      A Terminal Career
      Season 4 - Episode 13
      1/2/73
      9.0
      Dr. Hunter's most recent girlfriend, a resident at the Institute who is on the verge of obtaining her license, has an intense fear of dealing with patients which is obvious in her very poor bedside manner. When she is tasked with informing a patient that he is in the initial stages of ALS, she is forced to ask herself if she really has what it takes to be a doctor.moreless
    • One Lonely Step
      One Lonely Step
      Season 3 - Episode 3
      10/24/71
      9.0
      Dr. Craig is accused of racism after he cuts funding for a new serum developed by a black colleague to treat Sickle Cell Anemia and refuses to let Dr. Hunter use it on a young boy being treated at the Institute.
    • Rebellion Of The Body
      Rebellion Of The Body
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/19/69
      8.5
      An accident in the Nuclear Research Center leaves Dr. Hunter and another injured. A piece of radio-active metal is lodged in Dr. Hunter requiring the hospital to seal off an entire wing due to the danger of radiation poisoning.
    • A Purge Of Madness
      A Purge Of Madness
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      12/5/72
      8.0
      A dedicated teacher suffers from random, extremely violent outbursts which he has no control over. After all traditional therapies are unable to help, Dr. Craig reluctantly suggests an experimental psycho-surgery that critics compare to a lobotomy.
    • A Threatened Species
      A Threatened Species
      Season 3 - Episode 10
      2/6/72
      8.0
      A 37-year-old resident nurse at the Institute, who was recently abandoned by her free-spirited husband, gives birth to a premature baby with a heart defect. When her 10-year-old daughter overhears that she doesn't want to save the baby, Dr. Stuart has to intervene before psychological damage is done.
    • A Small Step For Man
      A Small Step For Man
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      11/23/69
      8.0
      The Institute is selected by NASA to monitor the health of three astronauts, including the country's first black astronaut, before and during an Apollo moon mission. When one of the astronauts suffers a mysterious medical emergency mid-flight, Dr. Stuart puts his own life at risk in order to diagnose the problem.moreless
    • Dark Is The Rainbow, Loud The Silence
      3/1/70
      8.0
      A high ranking government official begins exhibiting severe symptoms of schizophrenia and attempts to kill the President. Dr. Stuart, a personal friend of the man, fights to delay a Presidential order to institutionalize the man in Washington, D.C. while Dr. Hunter performs an experimental biochemical treatment at the Institute.
    • An Absence Of Loneliness
      An Absence Of Loneliness
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      1/24/71
      7.5
      Dr. Craig diagnoses a close friend with having a terminal disease, and has to convince him to address his relationship with his son before it is too late. Meanwhile, Dr. Hunter falls in love with a young, up-and-coming actress who has come to the Institute for tests and finds himself unable to tell her the devastating diagnosis.moreless
    • If I Can't Sing, I'll Listen
      If I Can't Sing, I'll Listen
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      1/18/70
      7.5
      Three women who share a room at the Institute all face serious illnesses but have very different attitudes toward their prognosis and treatment. Dr. Stuart tries desperately to help one of them change her grim attitude toward treatable cancer before it's too late.
    • Giants Never Kneel
      Giants Never Kneel
      Season 2 - Episode 3
      10/25/70
      6.0
      Ainsley Walters, founder of a large public company under threat of hostile takeover, comes to the institute for experimental treatment of Parkinson's Disease. He offers Dr. Stuart a large grant to treat him in exchange for having his condition kept a secret.
    • A Tightrope To Tomorrow
      A Tightrope To Tomorrow
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      1/9/73
      5.0
      In order to train Drs. Hunter and Craig on a new type of heart bypass surgery, visiting doctors are scheduled to perform the procedure at the Institute on four men who have unstable angina. When the patient who stands to benefit the most from the new procedure backs out because he is afraid to tell his fiancee about his condition and postpone their wedding, Dr. Hunter has to find a way to change his mind.moreless
    • An Inalienable Right To Die
      An Inalienable Right To Die
      Season 4 - Episode 9
      11/28/72
      0.0
      A newspaper reporter in the prime of her life is paralyzed from the neck down in a boating accident. Despite initially being told she has no hope for recovery, she is accepted to a specialized rehabilitation program at the Institute. However, the circumstances surrounding the decision cause her to rethink her options.moreless
    • The Night Crawler
      The Night Crawler
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      1/16/73
      0.0
    • The Velvet Prison
      The Velvet Prison
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      12/19/72
      0.0
      A story about a child hemophiliac.
    • End Theme
      End Theme
      Season 4 - Episode 11
      12/12/72
      0.0
      The life of a popular singer has been a roller coaster of emotions that could lead to suicide.
    • In Dreams They Run
      In Dreams They Run
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      12/13/70
      0.0
      This episode of The New Doctors deals with Muscular Dystrophy and was directed by Jerry Lewis.
    • Broken Melody
      Broken Melody
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/19/71
      0.0
    • Close Up
      Close Up
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      11/7/71
      0.0
    • And Those Unborn
      And Those Unborn
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      12/21/69
      0.0
      A former girlfriend of Dr. Hunter with a history of miscarriages comes to the Institute with her husband to receive cutting edge genetic counseling and prenatal care. During their stay, her husband displays random bouts of increasingly strange and violent behavior, and Dr. Hunter is determined to find out why before it's too late.moreless
    • The Glass Cage
      The Glass Cage
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      12/5/71
      0.0
    • Crisis
      Crisis
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      12/7/69
      0.0
      Dr. Stuart develops a promising new "arterial rerouting" heart surgery procedure which works on a healthy chimp, but fails to save the first human patient it's used on. The setback causes Dr. Stuart to insist that further procedures be delayed until more research can be conducted, but faces pressure from multiple sources who don't want any further delay.moreless
    • Moment Of Crisis
      Moment Of Crisis
      Season 3 - Episode 8
      1/2/72
      0.0
      Dr. Hunter's girlfriend, frustrated that he's still not ready to marry her, drives away from their dinner engagement in a rage, causing a bus full of children to swerve off the road and crash. The injuries push the Institute to its limits, and cause a standoff with possible life-and-death consequences between Dr. Craig and the doctor who is seeking to replace him as head of the Institute.moreless
    • This Day's Child
      This Day's Child
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      2/8/70
      0.0
      A severely mentally handicapped girl suffers rapid liver failure after drinking poison, and the only treatment available to her is an experimental cross transfusion with her sister that could possibly kill them both.
    • Is This Operation Necessary?
      Is This Operation Necessary?
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      9/26/72
      0.0
      An aging gynecologist is accused by Dr. Hunter of performing unnecessary operations. Dr. McLain, the besieged doctor, is promoting lake side property investments which requires substantial capital. Dr. Craig, a long time friend of Dr. McLain, defends the renown surgeon until it becomes evident that his practice must come to an end.moreless
    • Tender Predator
      Tender Predator
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      2/14/71
      0.0
      A worker from Vista is admitted to the Craig Institute with symptoms of an unknown disease as well as sights on an Institute physician.
    • This Will Really Kill You
      This Will Really Kill You
      Season 2 - Episode 1
      9/20/70
      0.0
      A pregnant woman, who is a heroin addict, has her baby at the institute.
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