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)
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 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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4:3
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The final scene of the final episode featured one of the most unexpected plot twists in television history. The twist has since been copied at least one other MTM series: Newhart (1982). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Mark Craig: [looking at an x-ray] There's a liver not long for this world.
Dr. Daniel Auschlander: It's mine.
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Crazy Credits

In the final season, St. Eligius has been bought by Ecumena. In several episodes of the final season, the following message appears during the end credits: "ECUMENA is a fictional company that does not represent any actual company or corporation." See more »

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St. Elsewhere
by Dave Grusin
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No medical drama was better
28 June 1999 | by (Washington State) – See all my reviews

There were very few shows that could provide stirring, insightful, sometimes disturbing drama week after week, but "St. Elsewhere" always did. A superlative cast made it entirely believable: Ed Flanders was terrific as Dr. Westphall, as was William Daniels as Dr. Craig. I still miss the insults that Craig threw at Dr. Ehrlich (Ed Begley, Jr.)

I found the show so believable that I wondered if there was a real St. Eligius Hospital in Boston. I think everyone should see it.


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