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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Trivia

Before Ed Flanders was cast as Donald Westphall, Hal Linden was offered the part, but turned it down. See more »

Quotes

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 »

Connections

Spoofed in Tummy Trouble (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

St. Elsewhere
by Dave Grusin
Opening Theme Song and Closing Theme Song
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10 May 2002 | by (Charlotte, NC) – See all my reviews

The two part episode that spanned St. Eligius' history from 1935-1985 was the best show ever on TV. The great thing about the show is that you never know if things will wind up good or bad, and the show likes to use your own memory of previous shows rather than beat you over the head with them.


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