Medic (1954–1956)
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Physician, Heal Thyself 

Shortly before completing his residency and beginning his own practice, a resident internist is stunned when a routine chest X-Ray reveals that he has contracted an active case of tuberculosis.

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Jerome Colton
Karen Norris ...
Marva Colton
Paul Harber ...
David Radford
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Dr. Gersbach
James Stone ...
Dr. Wendry
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Shortly before completing his residency and beginning his own practice, a resident internist is stunned when a routine chest X-Ray reveals that he has contracted an active case of tuberculosis.

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11 April 1955 (USA)  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Dr. Konrad Styner: Our presentation tonight, the field of physiology. The scientific study of tuberculosis. The object in point, a roll of celluloid. Case in point, Jerome R. Colton, M.D., age 33, married, two children. A resident in internal medicine, Jerome Colton has just four months of duty at the hospital remaining before he opens his own office. But there's one thing standing in his way - a short, rod-shaped, acid-fast micro-organism. It could kill him.
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Shattering Adjustment
10 October 2014 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

One problem the series presents for new millennium viewers is the state of medical science. Of course, these episodes date from the mid-1950's, portraying the state of medical art of that period. So, for lay-people such as myself, we can't be sure how much the science has improved over the decades. That's of some import here since the 30-minutes deals with a case of tuberculosis and its treatment. Dr. Colton (Bray) has contracted a case of TB, while a big part of his treatment requires bed confinement in a sanitarium away from wife and family. Moreover, that period can extend indefinitely. How an active man adjusts to that radical change is what the story's mainly about. The cast performs well; at the same time, it's kind of odd watching the horseplay between two doctors, even if good-natured. Note the special photographic effects that convey Colton's bed-ridden difficulties. Overall, a typically good installment from a high quality series.


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