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      Season 1 – Dr. Kildare

      1961 Drama List
      Reviews A young intern deals with life in a metropolitan hospital. Read More Read Less

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      Episodes

      Episode 1 Aired Sep 28, 1961 Twenty-Four Hours Gillespie criticizes Kildare for being abrupt with an abusive patient. Details Episode 2 Aired Oct 5, 1961 Immunity A Polish immigrant with smallpox triggers a search for carriers. Details Episode 3 Aired Oct 12, 1961 Shining Image A beautiful actress and writer with a fatal disease falls in love with Kildare. Details Episode 4 Aired Oct 19, 1961 Winter Harvest Gillespie worries about an old heart surgeon's fitness to operate. Details Episode 5 Aired Oct 26, 1961 The Million-Dollar Property An actress, part of a flamboyant clique, suffers a nervous breakdown. Details Episode 6 Aired Nov 2, 1961 Admitting Service A hasty diagnosis leads to a malpractice suit when an old man dies. Details Episode 7 Aired Nov 9, 1961 The Lonely Ones In Kildare's hometown, an old friend's fiancee is behaving strangely. Details Episode 8 Aired Nov 16, 1961 Holiday Weekend A Blair intern is close to death after a holiday car accident. Details Episode 9 Aired Nov 23, 1961 The Patient Injuring his back, Kildare spends 72 hours in a room of unhappy patients. Details Episode 10 Aired Nov 30, 1961 For the Living A coma patient's family must decide whether to continue treatment. Details Episode 11 Aired Dec 7, 1961 Second Chance A promising surgeon suffers an incurable creeping paralysis. Details Episode 12 Aired Dec 14, 1961 Hit and Run A terrified father refuses to allow surgery to save his son's arm. Details Episode 13 Aired Dec 21, 1961 Season to Be Jolly A raging, hung-over, well-educated sidewalk Santa is wheeled in Christmas Eve. Details Episode 14 Aired Dec 28, 1961 Johnny Temple A paranoid teenager, stabbed in a fight, springs a knife on Kildare. Details Episode 15 Aired Jan 4, 1962 My Brother, the Doctor A hard-working accountant pays for his brother's medical education. Details Episode 16 Aired Jan 11, 1962 The Administrator A fight ensues when a hospital administrator fires a city appointee. Details Episode 17 Aired Jan 25, 1962 Oh My Daughter Gillespie's daughter, three months pregnant, attempts suicide. Details Episode 18 Aired Feb 1, 1962 The Search Two cases of food poisoning set off a frantic search for the source. Details Episode 19 Aired Feb 8, 1962 The Glory Hunter A famous jungle surgeon campaigns for money for his new hospital. Details Episode 20 Aired Feb 15, 1962 The Dragon A frightened intern tries to blame his negligence on Dr. Kildare. Details Episode 21 Aired Feb 22, 1962 The Stepping Stone A pathologist asks a patient for permission to perform his autopsy. Details Episode 22 Aired Mar 1, 1962 The Bronc-Buster Kildare is embarrassed by his cousin, a back-slapping rodeo rider. Details Episode 23 Aired Mar 8, 1962 Witch Doctor A quack convinces Kildare's patient her prescribed surgery is unnecessary. Details Episode 24 Aired Mar 15, 1962 The Roaring Boy-O A drunk, trouble-making, has-been poet has only a few months to live. Details Episode 25 Aired Mar 29, 1962 Solomon's Choice One woman suffers her fifth miscarriage; another won't look at her baby. Details Episode 26 Aired Apr 5, 1962 A Very Present Help A remarkable nun helps a woman patient refusing an operation. Details Episode 27 Aired Apr 12, 1962 One for the Road A doctor, recovering from alcoholism, starts a rehabilitation program. Details Episode 28 Aired Apr 19, 1962 The Horn of Plenty Kildare falls in love with the daughter of a wealthy doctor's patient. Details Episode 29 Aired Apr 26, 1962 The Chemistry of Anger Haunted by his father's death, a doctor drives himself relentlessly. Details Episode 30 Aired May 3, 1962 Something of Importance Kildare assists an ambitious doctor researching an incurable disease. Details Episode 31 Aired May 10, 1962 A Distant Thunder An elderly war hero is admitted for malnutrition. Details Episode 32 Aired May 17, 1962 Road to the Heart Kildare wants to operate on a deaf boy, but the mother is unwilling. Details Episode 33 Aired May 24, 1962 Operation Lazarus An experimental drug helps a psychotic whose wife had given up hope. Details

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      Chris Hicks Deseret News (Salt Lake City) Some of the plots may seem a bit overly sentimental by today's standards but in general the show holds up well against modern doctor/hospital procedurals, and there are plenty of young actors on display who went on to bigger things. May 9, 2019 Full Review

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      Season Info

      Director
      Elliot Silverstein, Boris Sagal, Buzz Kulik, Lamont Johnson, Paul Stanley, John Brahm, Paul Wendkos
      Executive Producer
      Norman Felton
      Screenwriter
      Archie L. Tegland, John Furia, John T. Kelley, Andy Lewis, Betty Andrews, E. Jack Neuman, Alvin Boretz, Sy Salkowitz, James Blumgarten, Mathilde Ferro
      Network
      NBC
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date
      Sep 28, 1961