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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

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

Co-Guest Stars
Sagan LewisSagan Lewis
As Dr. Jackie Wade
As Orderly Gunderson
Eric LaneuvilleEric Laneuville
As Luther (as Eric G. Laneuville)
Rafael CamposRafael Campos
As Ramon
Harry StephensHarry Stephens
As Technician
Candace CameronCandace Cameron
As Megan White
Matthew FaisonMatthew Faison
As Mr. Woodman
Jessica SalemJessica Salem
As Francine
Guy KillumGuy Killum
As Lexie
David WileyDavid Wiley
As Mr. Prensky
John SteadmanJohn Steadman
As Mr. Andover
Main Cast
William DanielsWilliam Daniels
As Dr. Mark Craig
Ed Begley, Jr.Ed Begley, Jr.
As Dr. Victor Ehrlich
Howie MandelHowie Mandel
As Dr. Wayne Fiscus
David MorseDavid Morse
As Dr. Jack Morrison
Christina PicklesChristina Pickles
As Nurse Helen Rosenthal
Denzel WashingtonDenzel Washington
As Dr. Philip Chandler
David BirneyDavid Birney
As Dr. Benjamin Samuels
Ed FlandersEd Flanders
As Dr. Donald Westphall
G.W. BaileyG.W. Bailey
As Dr. Hugh Beale
Kavi RazKavi Raz
As Dr. V. J. Kochar
Terence KnoxTerence Knox
As Dr. Peter White
Cynthia SikesCynthia 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.

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