When an epidemic of typhoid fever hits Dodge, some citizens want to take the law into their own hands against the person suspected as the carrier of the disease.

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Doc
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Bradley
Patrick O'Moore ...
Matthews
Evelyn Scott ...
Olive
Norbert Schiller ...
Franz Betzer
Phil Rich ...
Townsman
Gordon Mills ...
Burkleman
Lisa Golm ...
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When an epidemic of typhoid fever hits Dodge, some citizens want to take the law into their own hands against the person suspected as the carrier of the disease.

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14 April 1956 (USA)  »

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This was actor Phil Rich's final role. Although this was originally telecast on April 14th, 1956, Phil Rich had passed away (at the age of 57) February 22nd, 1956 almost two months earlier. See more »

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Hold the Sausage
9 September 2007 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

An episode like this remains largely a matter of taste. A typhoid plague breaks out among Dodge residents turning the jail into a make-shift hospital ministered by Kitty and some of her girls from the Long Branch. Doc is thrust into the limelight as it falls upon him to track down the cause which has the potential to devastate the entire town. In the process, he reacts in very human ways by getting drunk and clashing with Matt over the enormity of the challenge. The potential here is for a searing drama, but the time-frame of 30 minutes means much of that will have to be passed over. On the whole, the emergency is pretty well handled, though look quickly because I think Chester is rather callously thrust into the role of human guinea pig. Considering how real the risk of plague was for people of that time, this 30 minutes serves as a useful reminder of what improved regulations have wrought for the quality of public health. Perhaps this is not the most classic of episodes, but as an historical reminder, it's a real public service.


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