A caring but cynical paramedic has been treating indigent patients himself in a small inner-city office with very little medical facilities, and removing items from the hospital in order to treat them.
A model suffers from sudden excruciating pain in her face. However, she refuses to have the common surgery for her condition---cutting off the nerve---because she fears it will disfigure her. Instead, Dr. Stuart agrees to implant his newly perfected electric stimulator which will stop her pain whenever it starts. But before he can implant it, his hands are severely burned in a lab fire.
Four convicts enter the institute as volunteers in an experiment to test immune suppression therapy for transplant patients. Due to their lowered immunity to infection, the men must be in total isolation for six months. But one of them takes advantage of the situation to plot his escape
Dr. Stuart is trying to find the cause of his mentor's illness when the man arrives from Europe with his much younger wife. The hospital colleagues began to suspect it's psychological in nature. An anthropologist, who has neglected her heart condition while in the jungle, also checks in for a dangerous operation.
An argument Dr. Hunter has with his girlfriend Amanda has her first getting drunk, than causing a school bus accident. Dr. Craig is dealing with a board member who is determined to replace him with a prejudiced surgeon. That becomes secondary as the crash victims arrive, including his granddaughter who is severely injured.
The boastful, heavy-drinking father of Dr. Hunter's date is severely injured in a shooting. With a bullet fragment dangerously floating in the brain, Hunter and Stuart look to space-age technology to save the patient's life.
Young Corey is found to have an ulcer and Dr. Fallon is determined to find the cause. It seems a secret visit to his estranged father has exposed lies his mother told him and Corey worries he is just like dad.