The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.
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Series cast summary:
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 Dr. Victor Ehrlich (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Mark Craig (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Wayne Fiscus (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Jack Morrison (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Nurse Helen Rosenthal (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Philip Chandler (137 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Daniel Auschlander (132 episodes, 1982-1988)
Eric Laneuville ...
 Luther Hawkins (128 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Donald Westphall (121 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Elliot Axelrod (97 episodes, 1983-1988)
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 Dr. Jacqueline Wade (86 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Ellen Craig (77 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Annie Cavanero (68 episodes, 1982-1985)
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 Dr. Robert Caldwell (64 episodes, 1983-1987)
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 Nurse Lucy Papandrao (62 episodes, 1982-1988)
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 Dr. Peter White (55 episodes, 1982-1987)
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This hour-long dramatic series featured life at St. Eligius Hospital, headed by Drs. Donald Westphall and Daniel Auschlander. Every year, new residents would walk down the halls of St. Eligius; learning to deal with perfectionist Cardiovascular Surgeon Mark Craig was only the beginning of the way the hospital and its interesting patients would change their lives forever. Written by Phil Fernando

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26 October 1982 (USA)  »

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William Daniels (Dr. Mark Craig) and Bonnie Bartlett (Ellen Craig) are married in real life. See more »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Dr. Mark Craig: [to Ehrlich] You moron!
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Crazy Credits

After the credits, they show the MTM kitten wearing a surgical mask and smock to match the show. In final episode, the MTM kitten is shown underneath the credits, hooked up to life-support. At the end of the credits, the kitten flatlines. See more »


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I still miss it
29 January 1999 | by (Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

This series helped break prime time drama out of the 70's, "Marcus Welby M.D.", "Medical Center" humorless, melodramatic rut, and was the father of such shows as "Northern Exposure", "ER", and "Chicago Hope". The latter has even paid homage to it through subtle references to its characters and storylines.

Along with "Hill Street Blues" it offered week after week of an ingenious blend of truly insightful drama and clever, often bizzare humour that left me craving more. It is still one of the most missed television programs to ever leave the air.


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