A famed surgeon (Robert Reed) shocks family and colleagues by requesting a sex-change operation. First of two parts.
Conclusion of the two-parter, with Gannon having to make a decision that will bring about a colleague's desires to have a transsexual operation.
Losing his confidence, Dr. Gannon returns to the scenes of his childhood and probes deeply and painfully into his past. Dr. Gannon has a problem tonight. He seems to have an identity crisis. At any rate, there are flashbacks to his youth, as Dr. Gannon explores the past to see if he can find a clue to the problem that is befuddling his duties.
Dr. Joe Gannon is faced with the dilemma of blindly trusting Dr. Courtney, a colleague, or taking the word of Danny Taggert, a dying man, that a staff doctor was involved to a shameful incident. The delirious war veteran Taggert claims that Courtney, who served in his oufit, slaughtered women and children in a vietnamese village.
On the critical list after a severe beating in a barroom brawl, a Vietnam veteran accuses Dr. Courtney of having been involved in a My Lai-type incident.
A mild flirtation assumes nightmarish proportions for Dr. Gannon. Injured in an accident for which Gannon holds himself responsible, a girl uses her injury as a means of holding on to the man she is trying to ensnare. Gannon has to find a way to shock the girl into recovery an precipitate his release from her grasp.
Pete Rashid, the son of a wealthy Arab ruler takes parental interest in a fatherless Jewish boy and a romantic interest in the boy's mother. The boy needs an expensive kidney operation, and his mother, Esther, struggles to support herself and the boy and pay for his medical care by running a kosher deli.
The teenage daughter of a busy surgeon turns to prostitution in a bid for attention.
Learning that he is suffering from a terminal disease, a brilliant surgeon abandons medicine to live out his unfulfilled dreams.
An old romance is rekindled for Dr. Lochner when a celebrated opera star checks in at the hospital.
A young girl's life hangs in the balance when a doctor must make a decision between her well-being and that of his son.
A young woman confined to a nursing home encourages her elderly fellow inmates to rebel against the home's poor conditions.
Ralph Bellamy guest stars in one of those emotional, penetrating stories about a once-great surgeon who refuses to accept the fact that old age has seriously diluted his effectiveness at the operating table. Dr. Gannon faces the disturbing realization that he must virtually send the doctor into retirement involuntarily in order to keep him from performing critical surgery on his own granddaughter.
One of Gannon's patients desperately needs blood, but the only possible donor is a fugitive from justice.
A hospitalized tennis player is attracted to an unhappy girl who is facing heart surgery.
A lonely nurse stubbornly refuses to press charges against a man who brutally beat her.
Gannon (Chad Everett) is attracted to a Soviet doctor (Victoria Fedorova) visiting Medical Center on a special assignment.
Gannon (Chad Everett) treats a childlike teenager who's the mother of a baby with a congenital heart defect.
The adoption of a Vietnamese orphan is complicated when the real mother shows up.
The hospitalized victim of a mysterious attacker suffers from a domineering mother and recurring headaches.
Terror stalks the campus after four girls are murdered and a fifth victim lies wounded in her hospital room under guard.
Gannon (Chad Everett) treats a young doctor blinded in a shooting accident.
Mrs. Armbruster, the mother (Totie Fields) of a dismissed young resident refuses to have a lifesaving operation unless her son is reinstated. Guest star Totie Fields plays the mother of an overly confident resident doctor who has gone through medical school on his mother's hard work. She jeopardizes her own life when he gets in trouble at the hospital.
An Army doctor, Major Annie Malone (Lois Nettleton), searches for answers when her assistant, Captain Hoby Gardena, suffers an inexplicable seizure and she suspects it is a carryover from some research he may have been involved in. Lois Nettleton portrays a surgeon in a stateside army hospital and friend of Dr. Joe Gannon who risks her military career to aid a stricken colleague.
A misanthropic con artist and an awkward innocent share an offbeat relationship while being treated at the hospital.
Three doctors try to operate a community hospital in a tough ghetto district. A much-needed clinic is threatened with closure because the doctors refuse to turn wounded street fighters over to the police.
Scott Hylands, Philip M. Thomas, William Redfield and Mary McCarty head the guest cast in this episode of "Medical Center". Hylands, Thomas and Redfield play owner-doctors of a San Francisco clinic, named Angel's Nest, which exists mostly through their dedication and the loyalty of their nurse, played by Miss McCarty. William Windom, Pepe Serna, Kim Richards, Percy Rodrigues and Eugene Roche also guest star in the teleplay directed by Gene Reynolds from a script by James Henerson.
The future of Angel's Nest is in doubt after a vengeful police officer places it off-limits for ambulance service due to its doctors' practice of ministering to patients rather than seeking justice for them. A bizzare solution to a gang war reinstates the clinic to the law's good graces.