This medical drama follows real cases from the LA County Medical Association, guided by Dr. Konrad Styner and his hard-working team.
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: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: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: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.