Medic (1954–1956)
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Till the Song Is Done, till the Dance Is Gone 

This is the story of a young girl named Mary. She has a weak heart due to a defective heart valve. Doctors race to operate on her after she collapses at a dance she attended with her classmates.

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This is the story of a young girl named Mary. She has a weak heart due to a defective heart valve. Doctors race to operate on her after she collapses at a dance she attended with her classmates.

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9 July 1956 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This one EP. actually contains scenes of actual medical surgery involving the operation of a heart valve. Viewer discretion is advised. See more »

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Be Prepared for the Real Thing
20 January 2016 | by (Claremont,USA) – See all my reviews

I haven't seen all the episodes, but I doubt any one of them dwells more closely on a surgical operation than this one. Winsome young Mary Elizabeth (Craig) is a normal 17-year old but with a medical problem since birth. She has a weak heart valve that makes ordinary activities like a school dance risky. After collapsing one evening at a dance, she undergoes an extensive heart valve operation involving insertion of a medical device that will better regulate blood flow.

That procedure takes up about the next 15-minutes, while we get an up-close view of surgical fingers probing the exposed area. Wow! Styner's voice-over is educational in relating what's going on, but I doubt the show was popular with the younger crowd. It's also one of the series final entries. Hats off to Miner and co. for daring to make such a bold programming move in the face of a commercial medium. And, oh yes, the procedure is a life-changing boon for the plucky Mary Elizabeth, as it happily is for many folks.

(In passing—Unhappily, both youthful actors here, Craig and Eggleston, died much too young.)


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