The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.
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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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Chefarzt Dr. Westphall  »

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(137 episodes)

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Trivia

Based on the series-ending twist, the show is the center of what is known as the "Tommy Westphall Universe". The show had a crossover with Cheers (1982), and several characters were featured in Homicide: Life on the Street (1993). From those links, the program can be linked to at least 280 other non-animated shows, ranging from I Love Lucy (1951) to CSI: NY (2004) (as of 2007). See more »

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Everybody: You're a pig, Ehrlich.
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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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St. Elsewhere
by Dave Grusin
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Wonderfully engrossing medical drama.
15 November 2000 | by (Austin, TX) – See all my reviews

This is a wonderfully scripted, well-acted drama which takes place in the fictional Saint Eligius hospital in Boston. The ensemble cast is perfect, with stellar performances by William Daniels, Ed Flanders, and Norman Lloyd as the long-practicing doctors who hold the hospital together. The series follows the physicians, residents, and staff through their personal and professional lives, with just enough humor and pathos to keep it all interesting. Especially notable is the two-part episode dealing with the 50th anniversary of Saint Eligius. The flashback sequences really tie to the current stories, help fill in blanks and make you understand more fully certain characters' actions and quirks. I highly recommend this series. It is currently being shown on Bravo (cable network). Look for it!


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