Quincy M.E.: Season 5, Episode 3

By the Death of a Child (4 Oct. 1979)

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Garry Walberg ...
John S. Ragin ...
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Joseph Roman ...
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Prime Minister Harland DeVille
David Opatoshu ...
Boutillier
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Carvet
Jay Varela ...
Dominguez
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Harris (as William H. Bassett)
Richard Eastham ...
Baine
Ina Balin ...
Dr. Maria Pinaera
Arthur Rosenberg ...
Alan Ross
Peter Brocco ...
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Near the beginning of the episode, Dr. Quincy examines a child in the Republic of San Christos. He is anded a Littman stethoscope by the attending physician and he uses it with the earpieces backwards. It is quite awkward as the earpieces are meant to be used just the opposite so that the angle of the earpiece aligns with the anterior slant of ones ear canal. Something no regular user of the instrument would do. See more »

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Quincy and Sam go to a fictional Caribbean island nation.
22 April 2013 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

In some fictional Caribbean island nation, there is a plague killing small children. The problem is that it's a virus--which is hard to treat. And, it's a problem because the drug that MIGHT work is not FDA approved. So, Quincy goes into angry doctor mode and crusades to get the US government to release the drug. To make matters worse, the pro-American leader of this county (Robert Loggia) is barely holding on to power--and the opposition leader (David Opatashu) seems eager to take advantage of the situation.

If you think about it, the whole idea of Quincy being sent to some foreign nation (especially when an epidemiologist would be a much more logical choice than a coroner) is silly. It shows that the writers were trying to come up with ideas--ANYTHING to make the show more interesting. It's not a bad episode but it is a contrived one.


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