Medic (1954–1956)

All My Mothers, All My Fathers 

Not Rated | | Drama | Episode aired 28 March 1955
An abandoned baby grows up in a hospital ward when an extensive series of surgical procedures is necessary to repair the damage caused when the infant's mother forced her to ingest caustic household lye.

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James E. Moser (creator), James E. Moser (original story) | 1 more credit »
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Episode cast overview:
Richard Boone ... Dr. Konrad Styner
Joann Banks Joann Banks ... Patty Dunbar
Madame Sul-Te-Wan Madame Sul-Te-Wan ... Grandma Jonson (as Madame Sultewan)
Steven Ritch Steven Ritch ... Dr. Jones (as Steve Ritch)
Adam Williams ... Dr. Max Pierson
Kay E. Kuter ... Dr. Walter Koleta (as Kay Kuter)
Jeane Wood Jeane Wood ... Miss Morgan
Connie Van Connie Van ... Miss Basserman
Jo Gilbert Jo Gilbert ... Miss Sanderson
Sharon Lynn Sharon Lynn ... Linda
Robert Morasca Robert Morasca ... Himself - Doctor (as Robert Morasca M.D.)
William Wagner William Wagner ... Himself - Doctor (as William Wagner M.D.)
Robert Birnkrant Robert Birnkrant ... Himself - Doctor (as Robert Birnkrant M.D.)
Beverly Black Beverly Black ... Herself - Registered Nurse (as Beverly Black R.N.)
Kuniko Ikeda Kuniko Ikeda ... Herself - Registered Nurse (as Kuniko Ikeda R.N.)
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An abandoned baby grows up in a hospital ward when an extensive series of surgical procedures is necessary to repair the damage caused when the infant's mother forced her to ingest caustic household lye.

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Drama

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Not Rated
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English

Release Date:

28 March 1955 (USA) See more »

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Medic Productions See more »
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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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1.33 : 1
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Dr. Konrad Styner: Our presentation tonight, the field of pediatric otolaryngology, the science of the ears, nose, and throat. The object in point, a homemade rag doll. The case in point, Patricia Jeanette Dunbar. Her story has its beginning more than five years ago. At the time, Patty Dunbar was scarcely six months old. She swallowed, or was made to swallow, a quantity of lye. No one's certain how it happened, but it's conceded that it was not a childhood accident. A child of six months usually cannot administer...
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More Heart-Warming Than Dramatic
10 October 2014 | by dougdoepkeSee all my reviews

This installment is more heartwarming than dramatic. It's also a boost for community subsidized hospitals where little Patty is treated and housed for years, courtesy community taxpayers. Hard to believe any mother would force lye down the throat of a baby, but the 30-minutes is based on fact, while that first look at the ravaged mouth area looks both real and ghastly. Most of the narrative follows Patty's various corrective surgeries and her friendships with both the staff and other patients as time passes. I'm glad someone saw fit to make nurse Morgan (Wood) a cranky nemesis to Patty, that way we get a more rounded human view. Anyway, the cross-racial (Patty is African-American) aspect is unusual for the time and well-handled. It's also a chance for actor Adam Williams (Dr. Pierson) to play a good guy for a change. All in all, it's a heartwarming story that manages not to get sticky.


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