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Episode List



7 Jan. 1965
Lullaby for an Indian Summer
After nineteen years, the middle-aged Mrs. Winfield finds she's pregnant. But her doctor husband learns that she might not survive the pregnancy, and then that he is terminally ill himself.
14 Jan. 1965
Take Care of My Little Girl
A feckless would-be songwriter must face up to his responsibilities when his young daughter becomes seriously ill.
21 Jan. 1965
My Name Is Lisa, and I Am Lost
A sensitive young nurse is distressed by the spitefulness of a patient.
28 Jan. 1965
Please Let My Baby Live
A pregnant woman is fearful and neurotic about her unborn child - with good reason - she's already had three miscarriages due to Rh factor.
4 Feb. 1965
No Mother to Guide Them
A widowed cab driver has a serious heart condition, and Kildare advises him to quit his job. But the man refuses to quit out of fear for the future of his two daughters, one of whom he is estranged from due to his disapproval of her lifestyle.
11 Feb. 1965
A Marriage of Convenience
Kildare suspects that the naive Vincent Doyle is being tricked into matrimony with a young woman who's boyfriend just died, and who has not told her parents that she is pregnant with his baby.
18 Feb. 1965
Make Way for Tomorrow
An old seaman, hospitalized for a heart attack, claims to be able to stop his heart at will through yoga, and says he will do it before the day his insurance runs out so that his money will go to his beneficiary - an old ship that hasn't left port in years. Thinking he feels useless, Kildare and the staff hope to find him another job before that date arrives, if they can get him interested.
25 Feb. 1965
A Miracle for Margaret
Kildare considers transferring to research after a close friend dies of leukemia, and after meeting a 14-year-old girl who is believed to also have the disease. But Kildare is not certain of her diagnosis, putting him at odds with the efficient but seemingly impersonal researcher who is working on the girl's case.
4 Mar. 1965
Do You Trust Your Doctor?
Kildare is puzzled as to why a highly regarded doctor, whom Gillespie has recommended for a clinic appointment, is constantly referring his patients to other doctors and specialists, even when the diagnosis should be easy.
11 Mar. 1965
All Brides Should Be Beautiful
A newly married friend of Kildare's, diagnosed with breast cancer, refuses to undergo a mastectomy lest she be disfigured.
18 Mar. 1965
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: Part 1
Kildare is seriously injured in a car accident while on a date with Carol Tredman. The first motorist she flags down is a fellow doctor at Blair, who panics when he sees Kildare and leaves the scene.
25 Mar. 1965
She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not: Part 2
It begins to look as if Kildare's forthcoming marriage to Carol Tredman might not happen after all, as he finds out a few surprising things about her.
1 Apr. 1965
A Journey to Sunrise
Graham Lanier, a new patient, is a mystery man - whose resemblance to Dr. Gillespie does not go unnoticed.
8 Apr. 1965
The Time Buyers
When her son needs a kidney transplant to save his life, a doctor fears that her secret will be discovered: that her husband is not the boy's father, and that the real father will have to be the donor as she has only one functional kidney.
15 Apr. 1965
Music Hath Charms
Kildare is saddled with the unwelcome task of supervising a musical revue.
22 Apr. 1965
Believe and Live
After his identical twin dies of cancer, high-flying malpractice attorney Mark Sloan is convinced that he, too, is dying - despite detailed assurances from doctors that he isn't.
29 Apr. 1965
A Reverence for Life
Kildare clashes with a patient who refuses necessary surgery for religious reasons.
13 May 1965
Wings of Hope
Pilot Robert Hill is diagnosed as asthmatic by Kildare - a diagnosis which could lose him his job.
13 Sep. 1965
Behold the Great Man
The arrogant Dr. Becker treats his wife cruelly and becomes vindictive when Kildare dares to disagree openly with him. First of four parts.
14 Sep. 1965
A Life for a Life
Dr. Becker is involved in a serious car accident and finds himself in the care of his opponent, Kildare.
20 Sep. 1965
Web of Hate
The rivalry between Kildare and Becker intensifies when the latter attempts suicide.
21 Sep. 1965
Horizontal Hero
Despite being confined to a wheelchair, Dr. Becker decides to operate on his severely burned patient Charles Shannon, but he still resists reconciling with his long-suffering wife. Conclusion of four-part story.
27 Sep. 1965
The Bell in the Schoolhouse Tolls for Thee, Kildare
Kildare finds himself in the role of teacher to three difficult third-year medical students. First of six parts.
28 Sep. 1965
Life in the Dance Hall
As he becomes more closely involved in the personal problems of his three med school protégés, Kildare unwittingly gains the enmity of his teaching assistant.
5 Oct. 1965
Some Doors Are Slamming
Kildare and Gillespie are increasingly concerned about the three trainees as well as Kildare's teaching assistant. Hartwood is making too many mistakes, and is dealing with an unsupportive wife. Warren is underconfident, and having a hard time dealing with sexism from patients and doctors. And Devereaux and teaching assistant Helvick are displaying bad attitudes.
11 Oct. 1965
Enough La Boheme for Everybody
Gillespie is forced to dismiss Helvick, Hartwood stands up to his wife, Frankie has had it with Krantz's sexism, and Devereaux needs to make a decision about his personal life.
12 Oct. 1965
Now the Mummy
Devereaux organizes a demonstration protesting Helvick's dismissal, only to find out Helvick lied to him about the real reason for why he was let go. Frankie gets a new patient.
18 Oct. 1965
A Pyrotechnic Display
After a patient dies unexpectedly, Frankie decides to drop out of training, but Kildare does not accept it. Conclusion of six part story.
19 Oct. 1965
With Hellfire and Thunder
An arrogant actor is unreasonably convinced that he is dying of cancer, when in fact he has cirrhosis but refuses to stop drinking. First of two parts.
25 Oct. 1965
Daily Flights to Olympus
Conclusion. Bannion is severely injured in a fight at a bar, but still shows no sign of facing up to his condition.
26 Oct. 1965
The Life Machine
A potentially life-saving new treatment is available at Blair General, but only for a small number of people; Kildare and Giollespie must choose from dozens of possible patients. First of seven parts.
1 Nov. 1965
Toast the Golden Couple
Kildare finds that the spouses of five patients who are candidates for the new kidney dialysis treatment are having a more difficult time than the patients themselves. As is Nurse Fain, whose husband is also suffering from kidney disease but is too old for consideration.
2 Nov. 1965
Wives and Losers
Steve Perrona becomes angry with Kildare after he learns about the new kidney treatment; Morrison leaves the hospital without permission.
8 Nov. 1965
Welcome Home, Dear Anna
Kildare learns that Morrison's wife has become an alcoholic, a fact he may have to report to the committee deciding who gets the treatment. Anna tells her husband she knows the truth about her condition.
9 Nov. 1965
A Little Child Shall Lead
Steve tries to bribe Gillespie into getting Anna accepted for the new treatment; Kirsh's daughter comes to the hospital to visit him; Kleber is behaving irresponsibly after his treatment.
15 Nov. 1965
Hour of Decision
The committee meets to make its final decision on which four of eleven patients will receive the new kidney dialysis treatment, without which their prognosis is terminal.
16 Nov. 1965
The four patients chosen begin the new treatment, while those not chosen have to deal with the rejection. Conclusion of seven-part story.
22 Nov. 1965
Fathers and Daughters
A nun, seriously ill, is reunited with her roguish pool-hustler father. First of four parts.
23 Nov. 1965
A Gift of Love
Still unaware of the seriousness of his daughter Sister Benjamin's condition, pool hustler Joe Quinlen is admitted to Blair due to his heart problem and roomed with a brain-damaged prizefighter.
29 Nov. 1965
The Tent Dwellers
Quinlan risks his health by going down to the recreation room to play pool with another patient, which disturbs the nurses, as well as his disapproving sister.
30 Nov. 1965
Going Home
Despite his condition, Joe Quinlan leaves the hospital to participate in a championship pool tournament. Meanwhile, Gillespie receives news regarding Sister Benjamin. Conclusion of four-part story.
6 Dec. 1965
Something Old, Something New
A young woman is injured in a car accident in which her boyfriend is killed. Upon examination it is discovered that she is pregnant and terminally ill. The girl doesn't want her mother to know about the pregnancy, and the mother does not want her daughter to know about her prognosis. First of two parts.
7 Dec. 1965
To Visit One More Spring
Conclusion. Rachel tells Kildare that she wants to stop her treatments, even though that will mean the death of her baby as well as herself, because she thinks the baby will have no hope of a good life.
13 Dec. 1965
From Nigeria with Love
Flying all the way from Nigeria, stubborn anthropologist and author Felix Holman is admitted to Blair suffering from an undetermined pulmonary infection which is proving strangely difficult to treat. First of four parts.
14 Dec. 1965
In the Roman Candle's Bright Glare
Due to Holman's still delicate condition and their tendency to argue, his devoted missionary assistant is asked to not visit him until he recovers further. Meanwhile Kildare becomes concerned when he learns that a teenage hospital assistant is dating a much older doctor.
20 Dec. 1965
When Shadows Fall
Holman suffers a relapse, which baffles the doctors; Lydia confesses her feelings toward Holman to Lois, who insists she herself is in love with Kildare.
21 Dec. 1965
With This Ring
The cause of Holman's condition is determined, leading him to propose to Lydia; Lois admits her real motives to Kildare. Conclusion of four-part story.
27 Dec. 1965
Perfect Is Too Hard to Be
A famous musician is admitted to Blair Hospital and proves a very difficult patient. First of two parts.
28 Dec. 1965
Duet for One Hand
Conclusion. Dr. Martel and the irascible Foray finally become reconciled to each other, just as the secret Martel has been hiding comes to light.

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