Detectives Max Greevy and Mike Logan investigate the death of teenager Suzanne Morton in a hospital emergency room after her father files a complaint saying she was murdered there. She had gone to the hospital to have her prescription for antibiotics refilled and was dead a few hours later. All of the doctor's in the case are tight-lipped about what happened but when the detectives find that part of the girl's chart was erased with white-out, they come to believe that someone is covering up. Their investigation leads them to the hospital's Chief of Medicine, Dr. Edward Auster, an eminent cardiologist who had been drinking heavily at a reception just before going into the ER. The challenge for Executive ADA Stone is to mount a case against someone with his sterling reputation and prove that he has a problem with alcohol. Written by
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In Jack McCoys office, there is a small version of the Irish Brigades Flag on the bulletin board. See more
When covering up the dead body with a sheet (end of opening scene) the victim can clearly be seen swallowing. See more
Dr. Edward Auster
Well, people like to believe that medicine is pure science. Medicine is a science. But doctors know it's also a lottery.
References Judgment at Nuremberg