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Quincy, M.E.: By the Death of a Child

In the South American island state of San Cristos a puzzling disease is rife. The respiratory tract of the babies and toddlers is stricken with a virus that leads to their death after a few days. The researchers suspect a Diphtheria vaccine, which the USA government sent to the developing country, was the triggering factor. Reason enough for the reactionary opposition led by Boutillier to begin a virulent campaign against prime minister De Ville. He searches the progress for his country to be in contact with the industrial nations. Quincy and Sam fly to the crisis area to probe the suspicion against the American drug. According to the first investigations the vaccine can be excluded as a cause. However, a further research is prevented by religious regulations, since every corpse may be released only after a dead person's wake of 24 hour until the autopsy. However, not only the religion is obstructing Quincy, local politicians blame the drug for endangering the lives of numerous children.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x3
Production Number: 53120
Airdate: Thursday October 04th, 1979

Director: Alan Cooke (2)
Writer: Robert Crais

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Guest Stars
Ina Balin
As Dr. Pinar
Jay Varela
As Unknown
Maria Melendez
As Mrs. Dominguez
Richard Eastham
As Unknown
Arthur Rosenberg
As Alan Ross
David Opatoshu
As Boutiere
Peter Brocco
As Advisor
Robert Loggia
As Harland Deville
William Bassett
As Unknown
Main Cast
Jack Klugman
As Dr. R. Quincy
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