Marcus Welby, M.D. Season 1

Season 1

Marcus Welby, M.D. Season 1

First Air Date: September 23, 1969

First Aired on    :   1969
Episodes    :   26 episodes



Episodes

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1x26 The Rebel Doctor (April 14, 1970)


Dr. Welby tries to help a very young doctor fighting to keep a clinic operating in a poor neighborhood.


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1x25 Enid (March 24, 1970)


An orphanage counselor, addicted to pills, causes an automobil accident in which one of her charges is injured.


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1x24 The Daredevil Gesture (March 17, 1970)


A hemophiliac teenager risks his life to rescue a companion who has fallen down a ravine.


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1x23 Sea of Security (March 10, 1970)


An oceonograohy student with the bends disregards Dr. Welby's advice and insists on one more dive.


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1x22 The Merely Syndrome (March 03, 1970)


A young girl who has undergone successful heart surgery continues to have severe heart seizures.


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1x21 The Other Side of the Chart (February 24, 1970)


The Other Side of the Chart Dr. Steven Kiley, embarrassingly hospitalized for Chicken Pox, becomes interested in ""Dutch"" Radtke, a husky oil field worker who panics at the prospect of surgery. Radtke's physician plans exploratory surgery to determine if he has cancer of the bladder. Dr. Kiley, who has been checking up on tropical diseases, advocates alternative testing. However, he is unable to reach Radke's physician, and Radtke, the night before the surgery is scheduled, escapes form the hospital.


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1x20 Nobody Wants a Fat Jockey (February 17, 1970)


Dinty Gallagher refuses to give up his regimen of diet pills and steam baths, even after having fainting spells. Gallagher's desperate attempts to make the weight for the most important race of his life result in physical collapse and he is hospitalized. There he overhears Doctors Welby and Kiley tell his manager that tests indicate he is still growing, at 21, and that it will be impossible for him to continue his career as a jockey.


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1x19 Go Get 'Em, Tiger (February 10, 1970)


Dr. Steven Kiley befriends a former employee, now a reformed drug addict, and in doing so places himself and Dr. Welby in an awkward and almost untenable position. Dr. Kiley does his best to help Warren Chamber -- his onetime benefactor -- find suitable employment, but his record as a former addict precludes any success. Finally, when a job as a bus driver with a private school becomes available, and Kiley is called on to give his friend a physical examination for the institution, he is forced to choose between his duty as a doctor and his obligation to a friend.


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1x18 Dance to No Music (February 03, 1970)


Joseph Campanella guest-stars as scientist Leo Maslow, who is convinced that he has an hereditary disease, Huntington's Chorea, which begins with complete loss of memory and inability to function. Welby and Kiley conduct tests, but are not convinced that Maslow has the disease. However, his condition continues to deteriorate, especially after he learns his wife is pregnant.


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1x17 The Legacy (January 27, 1970)


When the patrician Senora Carlotta, mother of Dr. Welby's nurse Consuelo Lopez, is told by the doctor that her life-or-death decision will also involve others, she decides immediately what course she must take. Her philosophy affects Mrs. Faris, the cynical women whose room she shares and who rejects the present while dreading the future.


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1x16 Fun and Games and Michael Ambrose (January 13, 1970)


Michael Ambrose, a diabetic, tries to end his life to get even with his father. Michael resents his father, best-selling novelist John Ambrose, blaming him for the unhappiness his mother suffered before her death, and taunts him by threatening to give up taking her insulin shots. When John Ambrose goes back East for a television appearance, Michael carries out his threat.


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1x15 The Soft Phrase of Peace (January 06, 1970)


Welby treats a black leader's college-student son, injured by police during a demonstration.


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1x14 Diagnosis: Fear (December 30, 1969)


A basketball player, told by Dr. Welby that he must have knee surgery, goes to a faith healer instead.


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1x13 Neither Punch nor Judy (December 23, 1969)


Dr. Welby's friend, Father Hugh Riorden, suffers severe asthmatic attacks because he feels inadequate in dealing with the personal problems of his parishioners. The priest's feelings reach a climax when he is unable to restore the will to live in a young man injured in an accident, but Dr. Welby's able to do so. Father Hugh announces to Dr. Welby that he is going to quit the priesthood.


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1x12 The Chemistry of Hope (December 16, 1969)


Pacho McGuerney's parents, refuse to allow Dr. Welby to tell their teen-aged son that he has leukemia.


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1x11 Let Ernest Come Over (December 09, 1969)


Ernest Jackson--up for promotion to police lieutenant--fells that disclosure of his physical problem would ruin his chance for advancement. Welby, learning of Jackson's occupation, says he cannot allow the truth to be hidden since his condition may lead to the officer's inability to carry out his duty at a crucial moment.


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1x10 Homecoming (November 25, 1969)


Dr. Welby, wishes to hospitalize Scott Behrman, who has given up LDS but suffers from recurrences of the effects of the drug. Scott returns home after a long absence, and bursts into Dr. Welby's office while suffering a violent ""acid flash."" . After the attack, Dr. Welby wants have him hospitalized. However, Max Behrman, Scott's father, who is willing to be separated from his son again, opposes the plan. He believes that if Scott pursues a responsible life, working in the family business, the attacks will not recur.


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1x09 Madonna With Knapsack and Flute (November 18, 1969)


In her recurring role as Myra Sherwood, Ann Baxter, with whom Dr. Welby is in love, takes a pregnant, unmarried ""flower child,"" Tracy Clifford, into her home. Dr. Welby, who is treating Tracy for mononucleosis, warns Myra against deep emotional involvement with the girl. Myra, however, whose own daughter would have been Tracy's age had she lived, makes plans to maintain Tracy has her own child--when it is born--indefinitely.


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1x08 The Vrahnas Demon (November 11, 1969)


Nick Eugenides is an aging but lusty Greek American fisherman who refuses to change his life style when Dr. Welby informs him he has emphysema. Eugenedes insists on entering an annual deep diving competition, an event he has won for many years.


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1x07 The White Cane (November 04, 1969)


When an operation restores Paul Hannan's sight, his love cools for his blind fiancee, Laura Jelliffe. Laura, employed at the Center for the Blind, seeks to forestall the ordeal of the engagement being called off by asking for a transfer to another city


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1x06 Echo Of A Baby's Laugh (October 28, 1969)


Dr. Welby tells a pregnant young wife, Mary Ann Graham, that because of her RH-negative factor, her husband will have to be told about a previous pregnancy and abortion. Dr. Welby explains that her baby will have to be transfused at birth and insists that her husband be told. Mrs. Graham fears that if he learns of her previous indiscretion, he will leave her


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1x05 All Flags Flying (October 21, 1969)


Rick Ballinger is an aging war hero determined to sail alone to the South Pacific. Dr. Welby discovers that Ballinger has pernicious anemia, and warn the captain that such a voyage would prove fatal. Ballinger, however, goes ahead with his plan, since it is essential to him to maintain an heroic facade to impress his son and his young wife.


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1x04 Silken Threads and Silver Hooks (October 14, 1969)


While giving speech therapy to Nadine, a motion picture star who suffers a stroke, Dr. Welby learns that her husband, Lucas, has set up a television documentary in which Nadine is to show that people do recover full and quickly from strokes. In addition, the documentary lets the public know that she will soon be returning to motion pictures. Lucas does not heed Dr. Welby's warning that the strain of the show may prove extremely dangerous.


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1x03 Don't Ignore The Miracles (October 07, 1969)


Claire Burwick, 42 becomes pregnant for the first time and is convinced her husband Paul does not want a child. Claire's anxiety increase when she learns that her husband has been seeing younger women, and she sets out to lose the baby


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1x02 The Foal (September 30, 1969)


Dr. Welby finds that even a school that does brilliant work with retarded children will not accept 6-year old Paulie Stewart, since there is no basis for communication and response. his efforts to achieve a breakthrough result in hostile actions by Paulie, and a growing estrangement between the boy's parents, Janice and Bob Stewart.


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1x01 Hello, Goodbye, Hello (September 23, 1969)


A warm, outgoing young school teacher is told by Dr. Welby that she only has a few months to live. She goes into seclusion. Dr. Kiley, who has become strongly attached to her, attempts to bring her back into the current of life.




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