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A Wing and a Prayer 

The staff members decide to have a Thanksgiving feast with Ehrlich and Craig competing for best turkey. Auschlander considers giving up the fight against cancer. An 11-year old boy is brought in to the hospital with leukemia-like symptoms.

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Dr. Donald Westphall
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Dr. Victor Ehrlich
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Nurse Shirley Daniels
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Dr. Robert Caldwell
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Dr. Peter White
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Luther Hawkins
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Dr. Wayne Fiscus
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Dr. Wendy Armstrong
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Nurse Helen Rosenthal
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Dr. Vijay Kochar
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Dr. Annie Cavanero
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Joan Halloran
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Dr. Philip Chandler
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The staff members decide to have a Thanksgiving feast with Ehrlich and Craig competing for best turkey. Auschlander considers giving up the fight against cancer. An 11-year old boy is brought in to the hospital with leukemia-like symptoms.

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23 November 1983 (USA)  »

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Trivia

The title is from a World War II song "Coming in on a Wing and a Prayer" (1943), by Harold Adamson and Jimmie McHugh, which tells of a damaged warplane, barely able to limp back to base. See more »

Goofs

The shadow of the boom mic is visible against the side of the building as Dr. and Mrs. Auschlander are leaving and Dr. Westphall greets them as he enters (approx. 46:50). See more »

Quotes

Dr. Jack Morrison: You said yourself it was a textbook case of leukemia.
Dr. Daniel Auschlander: We're treating a little boy here, not a textbook.
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