Medic: Season 2, Episode 3

And Then There Was Darkness and Then There Was Light: Part 1 (26 Sep. 1955)

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Immediately after giving birth to her fourth child, Frances Dunbar develops a severe case of postpartum depression and becomes convinced that she can (and will) violently murder the baby.

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Mary Adams ...
Sister Benedict
Edith Evanson ...
Mrs. Thompson
Gloria McGehee ...
Frances Dunbar (as Gloria McGhee)
Florence Pivar ...
Sister Mary Frances
Robert Stevenson ...
George Dunbar (as Robert Forrest)
Florence Sundstrom ...
Clara Castagnola
John Trigonis ...
Joe Castagnola
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Immediately after giving birth to her fourth child, Frances Dunbar develops a severe case of postpartum depression and becomes convinced that she can (and will) violently murder the baby.

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Dr. Konrad Styner: Our actual case history tonight concerns the field of psychiatry, the science of mental disorders. The object in point, a crucifix. The case in point, Frances A. Dunbar. She's 30 years old, married, she's given birth to three children. But for Frances Dunbar, the fourth arrival seems to be an exception. Even before its birth, there's a dispute in the mother's mind. Finally, the strange paths of a distorted and disorganized mental process lead Frances Dunbar to a bizarre and frightening ...
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