This medical drama follows real cases from the LA County Medical Association, guided by Dr. Konrad Styner and his hard-working team.
S01:E01 - White Is the Color
A young husband must inform his pregnant wife that she's been diagnosed with fatal leukemia. Concern now shifts to the expected baby's survival.
S01:E02 - Laughter Is a Boy
Eight-year old Jonno's speech is garbled because of a cleft palate he was born with. Now kids mock him and he's retreating into a lonely world of his own.
S01:E03 - I Climb the Stairs
After collapsing on stairs, winsome young Annie is discovered to have a heart condition. Now doctors must operate to save her, but can they after her heart stops.
S01:E05 - Vagrant Heart, Vagrant Cup
An alcoholic wife and mother of two faces the nearly overwhelming prospect of going through withdrawal and overcoming cirrhosis of the liver.
S01:E06 - My Brother Joe
A ten-year-old boy is in a coma after an auto accident, and a neurosurgeon and other specialists try to ascertain the extent of damage to the boy's brain.
S01:E09 - With This Ring
One stormy night a soaking wet woman arrives at hospital and announces she is about to have a baby. In addition to the complications of a difficult birth she bears the secret that she is unwed and alone.
S01:E10 - My Very Good Friend Albert
Swedish immigrant Albert plays viola in a symphony orchestra. But his hearing is getting worse, so he's let go. Also, his social life is being held back.
S01:E11 - The Wild Intruder
With only a week to go before her wedding, a young woman is diagnosed with breast cancer, and must undergo an operation at once.
S01:E12 - Red Christmas
A young woman is wheeled in, victim of a holiday road accident. Doctors pour over her, determining extent of injuries.
S01:E14 - Boy in the Storm
Following the death of his aunt/guardian, a 17-year-old epileptic is methodically treated with medication and extensive counseling in order that he may be able to live a comparatively normal life.
S01:E15 - Breath of Life
Obsessively self-reliant Dr. Robert Parker faces an uncertain future and an extended period of reliance on an iron lung (and on other people) after he contracts a case of polio.
S01:E16 - A Time to Be Alive
Eleven-year old Danny is a hemophiliac, even a slight injury can cause death. He's cut his arm and the doctors must halt the bleeding.
S01:E17 - Flash of Darkness
This "what-if" episode imagines what would happen in the event of a nuclear strike on Los Angeles. Dr. Styner and his colleagues are at a warehouse outside the city for a training session.
S01:E18 - Mercy Wears an Apron
An aging actor has been a paraplegic for five years. Confined to bed, he turns to the bottle, maundering over his situation. That is, until a public health nurse arrives.
S01:E19 - Dr. Impossible
In 1884, pioneering surgeon Dr. William Stewart Halstead finds that he and three colleagues are slowly but surely becoming seriously addicted to the cocaine that they have been using.
S01:E20 - Break Through the Bars
A quiet, sedate, middle-aged bank cashier suddenly begins to exhibit strange and disturbing behavior.
S01:E21 - Death Is a Red Balloon
A young wife and mother is suddenly stricken with a brain aneurysm. Now the couple must decide between short-term treatment hoping for no recurrence, or risk delicate brain surgery.
S01:E22 - All My Mothers, All My Fathers
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 liquids.
S01:E23 - Physician, Heal Thyself
Shortly before completing his residency and beginning his own practice, a resident internist is stunned when a routine chest X-Ray reveals that he has contracted a disease.
S01:E24 - Wall of Silence
Following an assault that results in a severe head injury, a newspaper editor develops aphasia.
S01:E25 - My Child's Keeper
Two mothers leave their children, a little girl and a baby boy, alone downstairs. The girl discovers a lighter and starts a blaze that engulfs them both.
S01:E26 - Lifeline
An injured sailor is helicoptered onto a naval hospital ship for treatment. There the head doctor suddenly starts treating his staff angrily.
S01:E27 - Never Comes Sunday
The blow to a child's head causes not only brain damage, but a dysfunctional family, as the members try to cope with the girl's problems.
S01:E28 - General Practitioner
Dr. Terence Canfield, a general practitioner, is involved in the lives of his patients to the extent that it is beginning to adversely affect his own marriage.