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The medical profession is well represented on television, with a number of drama and comedy programs utilizing the surroundings of a hospital or doctor's office as the basis for a show. MEDIC was one of the first such show... more »
Four "Medic" episodes
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 04/26/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Over a half-century after its 9/13/54 television debut on NBC-TV, the doctor series MEDIC retains a modern appearance. The four half-hour examples from Season 1 presented here deal with electroshock treatments for depression ("Break Through the Bars"), breast cancer ("The Wild Intruder"), coma ("My Brother Joe") and a physician so caught up in the lives of patients that he neglects his own family ("General Practitioner").
True case histories supplied this show's plots. Many episodes were filmed in actual hospitals with real doctors and nurses in peripheral roles. Well-known actors often guested and Richard Boone was top-billed as host. MEDIC aired 59 installments in two seasons, ending its run on 8/27/56.
(#28) General Practitioner (1/13/55) - Robert Strauss/Michael Ann Barrett/Charles Watts/Jim Hyland
(#11) The Wild Intruder (12/6/54) - Vera Miles/James Logan/Madge Cleveland/Charles Cane/Corey Allen
(#6) My Brother Joe (10/25/54) - Charles Bronson/Paul Hahn/Jack Diamond/Lorna Thayer/Tom Greenway
(#20) Break Through the Bars (3/14/55) - Lee J. Cobb/Lester Dorr/King Donovan/James Anderson"