Marcus Welby, M.D. (TV Series 1969–1976) Poster

(1969–1976)

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1973

9 Jan. 1973
A Necessary End
A world renowned photo journalist who is dying from a rare tropical disease agrees to accept Welby's recommendation for her final months - do a photo essay on other people who are also terminally ill.
 
16 Jan. 1973
Who Are You Arthur Kolinski?
Growing up, Arthur Kolinski was ashamed that his father made a living as an auto mechanic. He grew up to become a wealthy industrialist and changed his name to Cole. Now he's upset that his son wants to emulate his grandfather.
 
23 Jan. 1973
Gemini Descending
A salesman changes from a physically fit go-getter to an overweight daydreamer and although there are indications of a medical problem, he refuses to see a doctor.
 
30 Jan. 1973
The Problem with Charlie
An aspiring student attorney stricken with a stress-related ulcer resists efforts by Welby and Kiley, and his wife, to help him.
 
6 Feb. 1973
Catch a Ring That Isn't There
Richie Manning, a teen-aged gymnast champion, falls off the rings in gym class, the tip-off that he has a serious drinking problem. Welby and Kiley refer Richie to the Comeback House to help him come to terms with his alcoholism. Compounding matters is the fact that Richie's parents - dry-cleaning store owners who are still grieving the death of their older son - are in denial over the whole thing.
 
13 Feb. 1973
The Working Heart
After suffering a heart attack, a workaholic TV interviewer fears she will never recover so she turns to a combination of alcohol and non-prescribed drugs to battle her anxiety and severe depression.
 
27 Feb. 1973
The Day After Forever
A housewife's involvement with a political campaign quickly turns personal when she catches the eye of the charming young candidate. The woman's contractor husband quickly becomes fraught with worry about his marriage and develops a dependence of tranquilizers.
 
6 Mar. 1973
The Tortoise Dance
Feeling unloved and neglected at home, a teenager becomes obsessed with death and when a friend dies in a motorcycle accident he feels somehow responsible for the death and develops suicidal feelings.
 
11 Sep. 1973
The Panic Path
Welby gets dragged into a difficult situation after a friend confides he has lost sexual attraction to his wife. To cover the problem the friend tells his wife he is being treated by Welby, while all the time evidence mounts he is actually having an affair.
 
18 Sep. 1973
A Joyful Song
A young nun is brought into the hospital and faces a life threatening illness in leukemia. She struggles to come to terms with the situation and her faith, while continuing to try to inspire those around her to be positive.
 
25 Sep. 1973
For Services Rendered
A coronary bypass may be the only thing that can save the life of dry-cleaning store operator Fred Pulaski. But Pulaski, determined to retire with his wife to a ranch in Southern California, is determined not to have the surgery - he doesn't have health insurance or savings to fund both the surgery and the ranch - and instead keeps his health a secret.
 
2 Oct. 1973
Blood Kin
An Italian family become concerned when their daughter is diagnosed with a rare blood disorder. The secret to treating the girl is found in her parents blood, but they have a fear of doctors and hospitals in general.
 
9 Oct. 1973
The Light at the Threshold
A teenage girl suffers from a catastrophic eye condition that could leave her blind. Welby searches for answers while the girl tries to adapt to her situation.
 
16 Oct. 1973
A Question of Fault
A young boy looses his arm due to poor treatment. The boys father struggles to deal with his perception the boy wont grow up to be a man. To complicate matters the ugly notion of a malpractice is raised.
 
23 Oct. 1973
Friends in High Places
A man dying of cancer is frustrated that his youngest son continues to pursue an acting career despite a lack of success and resents the fact that he has returned to LA for acting opportunities and not just to see him.
 
30 Oct. 1973
The Endless Moment
A former girlfriend comes back into Kiley's life and they quickly decide to get married but when she is diagnosed with lupus, Steve's natural reticence to impart bad news makes it difficult to let her know she will become an invalid.
 
20 Nov. 1973
The Circles of Shame
Welby is puzzled when a young woman and bride-to-be being treated for an ulcer tries to give herself an abortion, unaware that she is trying to conceal the fact that a co-worker had raped her.
 
27 Nov. 1973
Nguyen
A soldier returns from an extended tour in Vietnam with an adopted orphan in tow. The child's presence causes unintended tensions with his wife, child and mother-in-law.
 
11 Dec. 1973
A Cry in the Night
A marine biologist refuses to take even routine medical exams because she fears the effect test results will make on her professional and personal life.
 
18 Dec. 1973
Death Is Only a Side Effect
A young woman with chronic kidney disease lapses into a coma from complete renal failure and her husband blames Kiley for improperly prescribing the drug she was taking while Welby and Kiley race against time to find the actual cause.
 

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