The lives and work of the staff of St. Eligius Hospital, an old and disrespected Boston teaching hospital.
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Series cast summary:
...  Dr. Victor Ehrlich 137 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Mark Craig 137 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Wayne Fiscus 137 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Jack Morrison 137 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Nurse Helen Rosenthal 137 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Philip Chandler 137 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Daniel Auschlander 132 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Luther Hawkins 128 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Donald Westphall 121 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Elliot Axelrod 97 episodes, 1983-1988
...  Dr. Jacqueline Wade 86 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Ellen Craig 77 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Annie Cavanero 68 episodes, 1982-1985
...  Dr. Robert Caldwell 64 episodes, 1983-1987
...  Nurse Lucy Papandrao 62 episodes, 1982-1988
...  Dr. Peter White 55 episodes, 1982-1987
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This hour-long dramatic series featured life at St. Eligius Hospital, headed by Drs. Donald Westphall and Daniel Auschlander. Every year, new residents would walk down the halls of St. Eligius; learning to deal with perfectionist Cardiovascular Surgeon Mark Craig was only the beginning of the way the hospital and its interesting patients would change their lives forever. Written by Phil Fernando

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26 October 1982 (USA)  »

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Chefarzt Dr. Westphall  »

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(137 episodes)

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Trivia

The show was sued by Humana because of similarities between the company and "Ecumena", the company that took over St. Eligius in the show. The show eventually dropped the name and issued a disclaimer on each episode. See more »

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Quotes

Dr. Mark Craig: "Premature is a relative term, Donald."
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Crazy Credits

In the final season, St. Eligius has been bought by Ecumena. In several episodes of the final season, the following message appears during the end credits: "ECUMENA is a fictional company that does not represent any actual company or corporation." See more »

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Referenced in Movie Nights: Barney's Night Before Christmas (2014) See more »

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St. Elsewhere
by Dave Grusin
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I still miss it
29 January 1999 | by See all my reviews

This series helped break prime time drama out of the 70's, "Marcus Welby M.D.", "Medical Center" humorless, melodramatic rut, and was the father of such shows as "Northern Exposure", "ER", and "Chicago Hope". The latter has even paid homage to it through subtle references to its characters and storylines.

Along with "Hill Street Blues" it offered week after week of an ingenious blend of truly insightful drama and clever, often bizzare humour that left me craving more. It is still one of the most missed television programs to ever leave the air.


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