Gary Lockwood returns to Medical Center as a brash and unconventional long-haired surgeon who becomes the target of his conventional peers. Stefanie Powers, back from Mexico with a gangrenous leg, is treated by Gary Lockwood, a young doctor who looks more like a hippie. His unorthodox appearance alienates the girl's father (Dana Elcar) and stiff-necked doctor (Andrew Duggan). But Chad Everett is in his corner. Important in this story is a new type of pressure chamber, for treating gangrene. They built it on the set, with a technical advisor looking over their shoulders to make sure it was accurate.