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St. Elsewhere: Legionnaires (1)

Knox loses his beeper and must purchase a replacement, putting financial stress on his marriage. Fiscus' relationship with Cathy Martin takes an unexpected turn when he gives her an expensive gift. Unexpected deaths continue to strike vulnerable patients. Westphall comes to suspect a dreadful possibility: the difficult to treat form of pneumonia called Legionnaires' Disease. He wants to close the affected ward, but initially cannot convince hospital administrator Cummings or Dr. Auschlander.

Episode Info

Episode number: 1x6
Production Number: 2306
Airdate: Tuesday December 07th, 1982

Director: Mark Tinker
Writer: Charles Rosin

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Guest Stars
Norman Lloyd
As Dr. Auschlander
Barbara Whinnery
As Cathy
Kim Miyori
As Dr. Wendy Armstrong
Ellen Bry
As Nurse Shirley Daniels
Christopher Guest
As B. J. Cummings
Karen Landry
As Myra White
Albert Salmi
As Leo Rushcom
Rita Taggart
As Nurse Losef
James Keane
As Joe Rockland

Co-Guest Stars
Sagan Lewis
As Dr. Jackie Wade
As Orderly Gunderson
Eric Laneuville
As Luther (as Eric G. Laneuville)
Rafael Campos
As Ramon
Harry Stephens
As Technician
Candace Cameron
As Megan White
Matthew Faison
As Mr. Woodman
Jessica Salem
As Francine
Guy Killum
As Lexie
David Wiley
As Mr. Prensky
John Steadman
As Mr. Andover
Main Cast
William Daniels
As Dr. Mark Craig
Ed Begley, Jr.
As Dr. Victor Ehrlich
Howie Mandel
As Dr. Wayne Fiscus
David Morse
As Dr. Jack Morrison
Christina Pickles
As Nurse Helen Rosenthal
Denzel Washington
As Dr. Philip Chandler
David Birney
As Dr. Benjamin Samuels
Ed Flanders
As Dr. Donald Westphall
G.W. Bailey
As Dr. Hugh Beale
Kavi Raz
As Dr. V. J. Kochar
Terence Knox
As Dr. Peter White
Cynthia Sikes
As Dr. Annie Cavanero
Episode Notes
Legionnaires' Disease, now called legionellosis, is a potentially fatal disease caused by bacteria of the genus legionella. It's name comes from the location of the first known large outbreak: an American Legion meeting that occurred in 1976 in a Philadelphia hotel. It is particularly dangerous in hospitals, where patients with various forms of chronic illness and immune system damage that render them particularly vulnerable are common. Symptoms include coughing, fever and chills, and diarrhea.

Warning: St. Elsewhere season 1 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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