CTVA US Medical Drama - "Medic" (James Moser/NBC)(1954-56) starring Richard Boone

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Richard Boone series:-
Medic (1954-56)   Have Gun Will Travel (1957-63)
The Richard Boone Show (1963-64)  Hec Ramsey (1972-74)

Medic (1954-56)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
with contributions by:
Cindy Rumbold (California).  Sal Crisanti, Tom Alger, Rina Fox, Jim Brent
references:
Library of Congress (telnet://locis.loc.gov)
Internet Movie Database (http://us.imdb.com
)

James Moser production
for
NBC (Mondays 9:00 pm EST)
Created by
James Moser
Executive Producer
Worthington Miner   [ - also see  "Frontier" (1955-56) ]
Produced by
Frank Latourette
Filmed in co-operation with
the Los Angeles County Medical Association

US Medical Drama Anthology series 1954-56    59 episodes x 30 min bw
Hosted and Narrated  by


Richard Boone
as Dr. Konrad Styner

Premise:
Filmed in hospitals this docu-drama series told suspense
stories about diseases to illustrate medicine's latest
advances
*
Other Credits:
Directors include:
Anton M. Leader, Bernard Girard, Lazlo Benedek, Ted Post
Writers include::
James E. Moser, John Meredyth Lucas, Robert C. Dennis
Photography by: Lester Shorr and William A. Sickner
Assistant Directors: Bert Chervin and Bernard L. Kowalski
Supervising Film Editor: Robert Seiter
Production Manager: Lonnie D'Orsa
*
"Medic" theme
Composers: music by Victor Popular Young
lyrics by Edward ("Eddie") Heyman

"Medic" theme became a US hit in 1955 with a
vocal version 'Blue Star' by Felicia Sanders
other versions by
Charlie Applewhite [us]
Ron Goodwin Orchestra [uk] (instrumental)

Victor Young - Blue Star (TV series "The Medic")

LES BAXTER 'BLUE STAR'

The Ventures - Blue Star (1964)

Eve Boswell - Blue Star  (UK )

Joe Loss & His Orchestra - Blue Star (UK)

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NBC Mondays 9:00pm

1.01 [--] Medic: WHITE IS THE COLOR
13Sep54 NBC Mon (Network rerun 17Jan55)
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Beverly Garland ...... Estelle Collins
Lee Marvin ........... Larry Collins
Synopsis 1:
The story of a young expectant mother who discovers that she has a
fatal case of leukemia. Her fight to live long enough for her baby’s
birth is dramatized in the film, which was photographed almost
entirely in the Los Angeles County Hospital. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A young expectant mother discovers she has a fatal case of leukemia. [RF]

1.02 [--] Medic: LAUGHTER IS A BOY
20Sep54 NBC Mon (Network rerun 11Jul55)
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Peter Votrian
Bobby Driscoll
Claude Akins
Synopsis:
Young John Koslo is handicapped with a speech impediment because he
was born with a cleft palate. John’s fight for a normal life is
depicted in this story, taken from actual medical records. [JB]
Note:
“My Very Good Friend Albert” episode originally scheduled for this
date postponed to 29Nov54.

1.03 [--] Medic: I CLIMB THE STAIRS
27Sep54 NBC Mon (Network rerun 04Jul55)
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Sally Brophy ....... Annie Schrader
Synopsis:
This story deals with cardiology, the science of the human heart,
and concerns a 19 year old Annie Schrader, a young heart-disease
victim. Annie’s collapse from a heart attack leads to a complicated
operation which viewers will actually witness. [JB]

1.04 [--] Medic: DEATH RIDES A WAGON
4Oct54 NBC Mon
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Denver Pyle
Jaclynne Greene
Willard Sage
Synopsis:
The West of early pioneer days sets the scene for tonight’s drama,
as we follow a group of settlers across the Great Plains. In
addition to their trouble with Indians, these pioneers were stricken
with the dreaded plague of cholera. We see the life-or-death battle
of the early Western doctors as they desperately try to halt the
plague’s spread. [JB]

1.05 [--] Medic: VAGRANT HEART, VAGRANT CUP
11Oct54 NBC Mon
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Doris Dowling ......... Margaret Lambert
Arthur Millan ......... Tom Lambert (the alcoholic)
Bob Wehling ........... Dr. Chase
Gary Jackson .......... Robert
Eugene Mazzola ........ Tommy
Laurette Lovell ....... Nurse Allen
Synopsis:
A study of the medical and psychological treatment given to an alcoholic.
The subject is married and the mother of two children. [JB]

[--] 18Oct54 Pre-empted by Producers’ Showcase “Tonight at 8:30”

1.06 [--] Medic: MY BROTHER JOE [verified on film -SC]
25Oct54 NBC Mon

Medic - My Brother Joe (1/3)

Medic - My Brother Joe (2/3)

Medic - My Brother Joe (3/3)
Original Story and Teleplay by James E. Moser
Directed by Bernard Girard
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Charles Bronson ...... Dr. John Hirsher
Paul Hahn ............ Dr. Ortega
Jack Diamond ......... Stanley Lockwood
Tom Greenway ......... William Lockwood
Lorna Thayer ......... Lorraine Lockwood
Appearing as Themselves:
Theodore Kurze MD
Max Pierce MD
Forrest Lionel Johnson MD
Alan Winter Rosenberg MD
Catherine McCabe RN
Synopsis 1:
A 10-year-old boy is injured in an automobile accident, which occurs
while he is out driving with his father. The boy, Joe, and his older
brother live with their grandmother because their parents are divorced.
As a result of the accident, the parents are thrown into contact
with each other again. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
A medical team struggles to save the life of a 10 year-old boy who
has been seriously injured in a traffic accident. [SC]

1.07 [--] Medic: DAY 10
1Nov54 NBC Mon
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:(none listed)
Synopsis:
This episode examines the outbreak of pneumonic plague in Los Angeles in 1924.
The threat of a plague is dramatized. The disease begins with one
family and public health officers try to control it by quarantining
the area. A second case on the other side of the town causes more
concern. The title of the story refers to the 10-day period with no
new cases, which must be waited out before the quarantine can be lifted. [JB]

1.08 [--] Medic: AFTER THE DARKNESS
8Nov54 NBC Mon (Network rerun 06Jun55)
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Sean McClory
Malcolm Atterbury
Vernon Rich
Somar Alberg
Ina Anders
Synopsis:
A pianist, blind since childbirth, learns he can regain his sight with
a corneal transplant. This delicate operation involves the substitution
of a new cornea for the injured one, in this case scarred by exposure to
lime. [JB]

[--] 15Nov54 Pre-empted by Producers’ Showcase “State of the Union”

1.09 [--] Medic: WITH THIS RING
22Nov54 NBC Mon
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Natalie Norwick
Synopsis:
A 19-year-old girl finds herself about to become a mother. She enters
the hospital where Dr. Konrad Styner operates. The show emphasizes the
need for proper pre-natal care. [JB]

1.10 [--] Medic: MY VERY GOOD FRIEND ALBERT
29Nov54 NBC Mon
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Ned Glass
Robert Osterloh
Synopsis:
A musician suffers from otosclerosis (hardening of the ear), which
results in about one-third loss of hearing. He loses his job with an
orchestra because of this disease. This film illustrates the effect
deafness has on the entire personality. [JB]
Note: This episode was originally scheduled for 20Sep54.

1.11 [--] Medic: WILD INTRUDER [verified on film -RF]
06Dec54 NBC Mon (Network rerun 08Aug55)
Produced by Frank LaTouret
Written by John Meredyth Lucas
Directed by James E. Moser
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Vera Miles ....... Jane Agnes Caldwell
Charles R. Cane .. Tom
Corey Allen ...... Sam
James Logan ...... Dr. Wilkinson
Sam Gilman ....... Dr. Kovak
Madge Cleveland .. Nurse
*
Appearing as Themselves:
Paul Thompson MD
A.J. Connick Doran MD
Sara Jane Stretton RN
Gretta I. Carter RN
Loraine J. Moote RN
*
Production manager .. Lonnie D'Orsa
Director of photography Lester Shorr
Assistant Director .. Bert Cherytn
Film Editor ......... Adlbert Seiter
Art Director ........ Danny Hall
Sound ............... Victor Appel
Sound Editor ........ James Nelson
Music Editor ........ Audrey Cranville
Script Supervisor ... Elizabeth Fancher
Set Dresser ......... Vincent Taylor
Synopsis:
A young girl who is about to be married discovers that she has cancer.
Her reaction is one of complete despair and she makes plans to break
her engagement. The program stresses the physical and psychological
effects of cancer. [JB]

[--] 13Dec54 Pre-empted by Producers’ Showcase “Dateline”

1.12 [--] Medic: RED CHRISTMAS
20Dec54 NBC Mon (Network rerun 19Dec55)
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone ........ Dr. Konrad Styner
Guest Cast:
June Leabow
Synopsis:
The story begins at an office Christmas party, and ends in the operating
room of a hospital, where a young girl’s eyesight is endangered.
Over-drinking is the cause of an auto accident in which the girl is involved.
[JB]

1.13 [--] Medic: WHEN COMES THE AUTUMN
27Dec54
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone ........ Dr. Konrad Styner
Guest Cast:
Synopsis:
An elderly widow, who lives with her son and his family, feels unwanted.
As a result, she instigates arguments in the household. Eventually her
gloom leads her to drastic action. [JB]

1.14 [--] Medic: BOY IN THE STORM
3Jan55 NBC Mon (Network rerun 01Aug55)

Medic with Dennis Hopper (1/3)

Medic with Dennis Hopper (2/3)

Medic with Dennis Hopper (3/3)
Written by John Meredyth Lucas
Directed by James E. Moser
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone ........ Dr. Konrad Styner
Guest Cast:
Dennis Hopper ........ Robert
Nelson Leigh ......... Dr. Moore
Evelynne Eaton ....... Nan
Harmon Stevens ....... Mr. Frankel
Carl Harbord ......... Mr. Jennings
Isobel Elsom ......... Mrs. Jennings
Mitchell Kowall ...... Gardner
Synopsis:
The story of a 17-year-old boy who suffers from epilepsy. [JB/TA]

[--] 10Jan55 Pre-empted by Producers’ Showcase “Yellow Jack”
[--] 17Jan55 repeat of "White is the Color" (original air date 13Sep54)

1.15 [-] Medic: BREATH OF LIFE [verified on film -SC]
24Jan55 NBC Mon
Directed by Ted Post
Teleplay by Art and Jo Napoleon, James E. Moser and John Meredyth Lucas
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Warren Stevens ....... Dr. Robert Alan Parker
Jean Willes .......... Catherine Parker
Dan Dayton ........... Dr. Lusk
Simon Scott .......... Dr. Qualen
Jean Engstrom ........ Blakeney
Roy Glenn ............ Wright
Richard Nelson ....... Clifton
Elizabeth Eden ....... The Nurse
Jack Gardner ......... The Attendent
Ruth Ackley
Synopsis 1:
Dr. Robert Alan Parker, family man in perfect health is suddenly
stricken with polio [SC]
Synopsis 2:
The tense documentary of a physician in his late 30’s, married, the father
of two children, who contracts polio. [JB]

1.16 [--] Medic: A TIME TO BE ALIVE
31Jan55 NBC Mon (Network rerun 20Jun55)
Directed by Ted Post
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Barry Curtis ........ Davey Stinson
Emlen Davies ........ Mrs. Stinson
David McMahon ....... Mr. Stinson
Eugenia Paul ........ Florie Stinson
Nick Franke ......... Jimmy Stinson
Edmund Penney ....... Intern
Amzie Strickland .... Miss Walker
Sharon Bell ......... Wanda
Lee Erickson ........ Class President
*
Appearing as Themselves:
A.J. Connick Doran MD
Lynn Ward Wiseman MD
Shirley Haile RN
Marei K. Marshall RN
Synopsis:
A young boy suffers from hemophilia (uncontrollable bleeding) falls while
recuperating from a treatment. The story involves surgical efforts which
are made to stop profuse bleeding. [JB]

[--] 07Feb55 Pre-empted by Producers’ Showcase “The Women”

1.17 [--] Medic: FLASH OF DARKNESS [verified on film -SC]
14Feb55 NBC Mon (Network rerun 29Aug55)
Directed by Bernard Girard
Teleplay by James E. Moser
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone ........ Dr. Konrad Styner
Guest Cast:
Nan Boardman .......... Helen Mitchell
Wheaton Chambers ...... Dennis Gogerty
Herbert Lytton ........ Harry Wile
John Dennis ........... Ed Banner
Beverly Kidd .......... Sally Dostel
Chet Huntley .......... The Announcer
Guest Speaker:
Val Peterson .......... Civil Defense Administrator.
*
Sammy Ogg ... Robert
Emmet Smith ... Wayne Mack
Arthur Lovejoy ... C. D. Warden
Victor Sen Yung ... Dr. Nagano
Lee Rhodes ... 1st Driver
Frank Richards ... 2nd Driver

Synopsis 1:
This episode examines the destruction of a major city
in an H-Bomb attack.
Synopsis 2:
A dramatic examination of the medical demands during an atomic attack [SC]
Synopsis 3:
In a fictional case, doctors and Civil Defense personnel attempt to bring
order after an H-bomb attack. Their efforts to combat panic, rioting and
mass hysteria and at the same time treat the wounded are hindered by
inadequate supplies. Val Peterson, national Civil Defense administrator
has acted as technical advisor. He will tell how much can be saved if
there is adequate preparation. [JB]

1.18 [--] Medic: MERCY WEARS AN APRON
21Feb55 NBC Mon
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone ........ Dr. Konrad Styner
Guest Cast:
Ann Morrison
Onslow Stevens
Synopsis:
A former movie star who is a paraplegic must be rehabilitated both
physically and mentally. [JB]

1.19 [--] Medic: DR. IMPOSSIBLE
28Feb55 NBC Mon (Network rerun 15Aug55)

Medic - Dr. Impossible (1/3)

Medic - Dr. Impossible (2/3)

Medic - Dr. Impossible (3/3)
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Arthur Space ........... Dr. William Stewart Halstead
Kathleen Mulqueen ...... Mrs. Morgan
Synopsis:
The story of Dr. William Stewart Halstead, a surgeon of the mid-19th
century who was searching for a good anesthetic. This pioneer of medicine
found the drug cocaine and without realizing it was habit-forming,
experimented on himself. [JB/RF]

[--] 07Mar55 Pre-empted by Producers’ Showcase “Peter Pan”

1.20 [--] Medic: BREAK THROUGH THE BARS [verified on film -SC]
14Mar55 NBC Mon (Network rerun 18Jul55)
Directed by Anton M. Leader
Teleplay by John Meredyth Lucas
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Lee J. Cobb ......... Henry Fisher
Lillian Culver ...... Martha Fisher
James Hyland ........ Mr. Liggett
Russ Whitman ........ Dr. Paley
James Anderson ...... Dr. Barth
Forrest Lewis ....... Mr. Lombardo
King Donovan ........ Sam Conners
Lester Dorr ......... The Bartender
Synopsis 1:
Bank Cashier Henry Fisher is in perfect physical health, but begins to
have strange shifts of personality due to a form of mental illness [SC]
Synopsis 2:
A mild-mannered bank clerk suddenly becomes high-spirited and irresponsible.
Doctors diagnose him as a manic-depressive psychotic. [JB]

1.21 [--] Medic: DEATH IS A RED BALLOON
21Mar55 NBC Mon
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Christopher Dark
Susan Hart OR Sara Hart ?
Robert Forrest
Synopsis:
A young housewife learns that she will have to undergo a dangerous operation
because of a rare structural defect in a cerebral artery. Her life depends
on the success of a delicate brain operation. [JB]

1.22 [--] Medic: ALL MY MOTHERS, ALL MY FATHERS
28Mar55 NBC Mon
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Joann Banks
Madame Sul-te-wan
Kay E. Kuter .......... Dr. Koleta
Synopsis:
Six-year-old Patricia has spent nearly all her life in the hospital, where
the doctors and nurses have cared for her. She was brought there when,
as a baby, she was found abandoned. [JB]

[--] 04Apr55 Pre-empted by Producers’ Showcase “Reunion in Vienna”

1.23 [--] Medic: PHYSICIAN, HEAL THYSELF!
11Apr55 NBC Mon
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Robert Bray as Dr. Connors
Synopsis:
A routine checkup reveals that two young resident doctors are victims of
TB. Since the disease is still in the early stages, a cure is possible,
and one doctor follows medical advice. The other, however refuses to
believe the diagnosis and continues his strenuous life. [RF/JB]

1.24 [--] Medic: WALL OF SILENCE
18Apr55 NBC Mon
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Robert B. Williams .... Frank Summers
Pauline Moore ......... Ella Summers
James Ogg ............. Phil Summers
Guy Prescott .......... Dr. Edward Murphy
Synopsis:
On his way home from work a middle-aged newspaperman is attacked. A severe
injury to his brain necessitates his re-learning how to read and write. [JB]

1.25 [--] Medic: MY CHILD'S KEEPER
25Apr55 NBC Mon (Network rerun 9May55)
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Linda Sterling ......... Ellen McClure
Jeanne Baird ........... Bonnie
Linda Bennett .......... Kathy McClure
Barbara Hudson ......... Nurse Martin
Synopsis:
While playing, two children find a cigarette lighter and accidentally
set fire to the kitchen curtains. The younger child dies, and the
mother blames the playmate, transforming her own guilt feelings into
a bitter resentment. [RF/JB]
**Note this episode was aired again a fortnight later - May 9, 1955 due
to its huge impact on the care of young children. (TVGuide)

[--] 02May55 pre-empted by Producers’ Showcase “Darkness at Noon”
[--] 09May55 rerun of "My Child's Keeper" (first aired 25Apr55)


1.26 [--] Medic: LIFELINE
16May55 NBC Mon
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Robert F. Simon ...... Dr. Theodore Berry
Thomas Conway ........ Dr. Zung
Bill Dwyer ........... Dr. Richards
Scott Forbes ......... Dr. William Shires
Gerri Dean ........... Nurse Helen
Synopsis:
A Navy hospital-ship surgeon saves the life of a young seaman, the only
survivor from an explosion aboard a cruiser. [RF/JB]
*Note:
Tonight's episode was filmed aboard a Navy Hospital ship, the USS Haven.
Part of the cast consists of actual Navy personnel aboard the ship.

1.27 [--] Medic: NEVER COMES SUNDAY
23May55 NBC Mon (Network rerun 20Feb56)
Produced by Frank LaTourette
Original Story and Teleplay by James E. Moser
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Carol Sydes .......... Laurie Ramsey
Peggy Webber ......... Stell Ramsey
Denver Pyle .......... Ted Ramsey
Anthony Sydes ........ Jeff Ramsey
Marshall Bradford .... Dr. Belmont
Synopsis:
A young girl, retarded mentally because of a permanent injury to the
brain cells, presents a problem to her family. They are confused as to
how to treat her deformity. (film) [RF/JB]

[--] 30May55 Preempted due to Producers Showcase "The Petrified Forest"
[--] 06Jun55 rerun of "After Darkness" (original air date 08Nov54)

1.28 [--] Medic: GENERAL PRACTITIONER [verified on film -RF]
13Jun55 NBC Mon
Produced by Frank LaTourette
Original Story and Teleplay by James E. Moser
Directed by Bernard Girard
Music by Victor Young
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Robert Strauss ...... Dr. Canfield
Michael Ann Barrett.. Miss Gomez
Alice Backes ........ Miss Harris
James Hyland ........ George
Barbara Woodell ..... Lorraine Canfield
Moria Turner ........ Thelma
Jim Hyland .......... George
Irene Montwell ...... Mrs. Ruiz
Charles Watts ....... Lucas
*
Production manager .. Lonnie D'Orsa
Director of photography Lester Shorr
Assistant Director .. Bert Cherytn
Film Editor ......... Adlbert Seiter
Art Director ........ Danny Hall
Sound ............... Victor Appel
Sound Editor ........ James Nelson
Music Editor ........ Audrey Cranville
Script Supervisor ... Elizabeth Fancher
Set Dresser ......... Vincent Taylor
Synopsis:
A doctor faces a personal crisis when his wife wants to leave him. She
resents the fact that his work takes up so much of his private as well as
professional life. [JB]
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Summer Reruns (20Jan55-Sep55)
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20Jun55 A Time to Be Alive (Repeat, original air date 31Jan55)
27Jun55 Pre-empted by Wide Wide World
04Jul55 I Climb the Stairs (Repeat, original air date 27Sep54)
11Jul55 Laughter is a Boy (Repeat, original air date 20Sep54)
18Jul55 Break Through the Bars (Repeat, original air date 14Mar55)
25Jul55 Pre-empted by Producers’ Showcase “The Fourposter”
01Aug55 Boy in the Storm (Repeat, original air date 03Jan55)
08Aug55 The Wild Intruder (Repeat, original air date 06Dec54)
15Aug55 Dr. Impossible (Repeat, original air date 28Feb55)
22Aug55 Preempted by Producers’ Showcase “The King and Mrs. Candle”
29Aug55 Flash of Darkness (Repeat, original air date 14Feb55)

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NBC Mondays 9:00 pm

2.01 [29] Medic: ALL THE LONELY NIGHT
05Sep55 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Karen Steele
Synopsis:
A young schoolteacher refuses to be operated on for a painful and
serious disease of the digestive tract. Her illness had a psychosomatic
beginning, stemming from melancholia over a feeling of rejection. [JB]

2.02 [30] Medic: WALK WITH LIONS
12Sep55 NBC Mon (Network rerun 05Nov56)
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
John Saxon .......... Danny Ortega
Jacqueline May ...... Rose Castor
Nesdon Booth ........ Al Castor
Bart Burns .......... Dr. Burrows
George Stone ........ Mindy Carter
Synopsis:
A would-be artist, who earns his living as a boxer, learns he has
diabetes. Even with successful insulin treatment, this means the
end of his ring career. [JB]

[--] 19Sep55 Pre-empted for Producers’ Showcase “Our Town”

2.03 [31] Medic:
AND THEN THERE WAS DARKNESS AND THEN THERE WAS LIGHT pt 1
26Sep55 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Edith Evanson
Nelson Lee
Gloria McGhee
Robert Forrest (aka Robert Stevenson)
Florence Sundstrom
Synopsis:
Depressed after the birth of her fourth child, a young mother has
an overwhelming urge to destroy the infant. Part one of the story
concerns the start of the illness and its recognition by the doctor,
the family and the mother. [JB]

2.04 [32] Medic:
AND THEN THERE WAS DARKNESS AND THEN THERE WAS LIGHT pt 2
3Oct55 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Edith Evanson
Nelson Lee
Gloria McGhee
Robert Forrest (aka Robert Stevenson)
Florence Sundstrom
Synopsis:
A woman who tried to do away with her newborn infant submits to
treatment at a mental institution. [JB]

2.05 [33] Medic: A ROOM, A BOY, AND MR. BODINE
10Oct55 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Butch Bernard
Barry Atwater
Richard Garland
Yvonne Peattie
Synopsis:
A young boy, neglected by his wealthy parents, builds a dream world
of his own with the help of his tattered teddy bear, Mr. Bodine.
This aggravates his asthmatic condition, as he is allergic to the teddy
bear. [JB]

[--] 17Oct55 Pre-empted for Producers’ Showcase “Cyrano de Bergerac”

2.06 [34] Medic: WHEN I WAS YOUNG
24Oct55 NBC Mon (Network rerun 13Aug56)
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Mae Clarke ........... Gwen Kellogg
Raymond Bailey ....... Jim Kellogg
Don Gardner .......... Dave Kellogg
Marlo Dwyer .......... Madge
Synopsis 1::
This is the story of a middle-aged woman going through the change of
life. Her irritability and nervousness prompt family quarrels. [JB]
Synopsis 2:
When Gwen Kellogg becomes depressed, modern treatment helps
restore her to health
(UK: 27Dec58 ITV ABC Midlands-North, Sat 9:00 pm)
Note: Mae Clarke is best remembered for having half a grapefruit shoved
in her face by James Cagney in the 1931 film 'Public Enemy').

2.07 [35] Medic: WHEN MAMA SAYS JUMP
31Oct55 NBC Mon
Written by John Kneubuhl
Directed by Jack Gage
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Alan Reed Jr. ......... Ray Dixon
Jean Engstrom ......... Mrs. Dixon
Kip King .............. Lambert
Synopsis:
A teenaged boy’s case of acute acne is aggravated be a domineering
mother. To compensate for his self-consciousness, he tries to follow
his athletic father’s footsteps to high-jumping fame. [JB]

2.08 [36] Medic: CANDLE OF HOPE
7Nov55 NBC Mon (Network rerun 16Jul56)
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Audrey Dineen ......... Krisoula
Peter Mamakos ......... Nicholas
Chuck Webster ......... Dr. Maynard
Aram Katcher .......... Vardis
Francis De Sales ...... Frank Ames
Robin Morse ........... Man in bar
Mitchell Kowall ....... Bartender
Synopsis:
This is the story of the treatment of sterility. A childless young
Greek-orthodox couple consults a doctor. [JB]

[--] 14Nov55 Pre-empted for Producers’ Showcase “Dateline 2”

2.09 [37] Medic: BLACK FRIDAY
21Nov55 NBC Mon (Network rerun 02Jul56)
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Robert Vaughn ....... Dr. Charles A. Leale
Austin Greene ....... President Abraham Lincoln
Helen Brown ......... Mary Todd Lincoln
Parker Garvie ....... Dr. King
Ted Griffin ......... Dr. Taft
Synopsis:
Little known but true story about an Army doctor who tried to save Abraham
Lincoln's life. Dr. Charles A. Leale was in the audience at Ford's Theater
when John Wilkes Booth fired the fatal shot at President Lincoln. For 12
hours Leale and two other doctors worked desperately against death. [RF/JB]
Excellent depiction of the Lincoln Assassination.

2.10 [38] Medic: GLASS OF FEAR
28Nov55 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Richard Erdman ...... Dick Hooper
Marilyn Nash ........ Nancy Hooper
William Forrest ..... Marshall Tallman
Jefferson Searles ... Dr. Lampke
Synopsis:
Hypochondria is the theme this week. A successful cartoonist imagines
he suffers from many ailments. With the aid of a doctor, his wife
tries to help him overcome his fear. [JB/RF]

2.11 [39] Medic: PRAY JUDGMENT
5Dec55 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Paul Birch ......... Dr. Bowden
Mary Ellen Kay ..... Kathy
Elizabeth Whitney ... Laura
Charles Davis ....... Jerry
Tony Michaels ....... Ben
Forrest Taylor ... Dr. Marvin
Synopsis:
A sister agrees to babysit for a young couple out for the evening. When
they return the infant apparently has died of suffocation. [RF/JB]

[--] 12Dec55 Pre-empted for Producers’ Showcase “The Sleeping Beauty”
[--] 19Dec55 rerun of "Red Christmas" (original air date 20Dec54)

2.12 [40] Medic: THE WORLD SO HIGH
26Dec55 NBC Mon (Network rerun 04Jun56)
Written by James E. Moser
Directed by Thor L. Brooks
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Hugh Beamont ......... Colonel Will Roberts
Helen Andrews ........ Jean Roberts
Robert Patten ........ Captain Masterson
Tim Sullivan ......... Colonel Van Doren
Michael Winkelman .... Jeff Roberts
Bradford Jackson ..... Lt. Joe Carson
Chris Warfield ....... Lt. Garroway
Jess Osuna ........... Pilot
Synopsis:
An Army doctor parachutes from a plane eight miles above the earth to
test the effects of high altitude on the human body.
Based on factual reports of the U.S. Department of Dense and filmed in
cooperation with U.S. Air Force. [RF/JB]
*Note: This episode is a tribute to Army doctor Wlm. Lovelace,
and tells the story of Aviation Medicine.

2.13 [41] Medic: A TIME FOR SLEEP
02Jan56 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Richard Cutting ..... Doctor
Marga Ann Deighton .. Patient
Dr. Elden Smith ..... himself (to be verified)
Synopsis:
The story of the contribution of the anesthesiologist to medicine. An
elderly woman must undergo a thyroid operation. A large part of the
success of such an operation is in the deft hands and decisions of the
anesthesiologist. [RF/JB]

[--] 09Jan56 Pre-empted for Producers’ Showcase “Peter Pan”

2.14 [42] Medic: THE LAUGHTER & THE WEEPING
15Jan56 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Michael Ansara .... Harold Lord Percival
Otis Greene ....... Luther Jackson
Charles Delaney ... Stan Thompson
Hal Gerard ......... Dr. Chalmers
Synopsis:
A young boy gives up college in order to support his bedridden father.
He turns to professional wrestling, and later must undergo plastic surgery. [JB]

2.15 [43] Medic: JUST LIKE YOUR FATHER
23Jan56 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Lewis Martin ......... Judge Woodman
Harvey Dunn .......... Harry
Rankin Mansfield ..... Dr. Hill
Anitra Sparrow ....... Desk Nurse
Paul Hahn ............ Intern
Synopsis:
An elderly judge who has no close relatives is taken seriously ill.
After he collapses, his ailment is diagnosed as a pancreatic tumor. [RF/JB]

[--] 30Jan56 Pre-empted for Producers’ Showcase “Festival of Music”

2.16 [44] Medic: IF TOMORROW BE SAD
6Feb56 NBC Mon (Network rerun 30Jul56)
Written by James E. Moser
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Cynthia Stone ........ Winifred Lockner
(former wife of Jack Lemmon & mother of Chris Lemmon)
Nancy Hadley ......... Stella
Herbert Patterson .... Eddie
Synopsis::
A successful photographer’s model is told she is a victim of multiple
sclerosis. Her unsympathetic husband decides he now wants a divorce. [JB]

2.17 [45] Medic: HOMECOMING
13Feb56 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Richard Karlan ........ Allan Connolly
Naomi Stevens ......... Angela Connolly
Minerva Urecal ........ Mrs. MacMullen
Jeanne Bates .......... Katie Trenton
Synopsis:
One of the rare cases of complete cure, a man who once suffered from
leprosy returns home after long confinement in a hospital. His
adjustment to normal living is further complicated when he is confronted
with the prejudice of many people. [JB]

[--] 20Feb56 - rerun of "Never Come Sunday" (original air date 23May55)

2.18 [46] Medic: WHO SEARCH FOR TRUTH
27Feb56 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by John Brahm
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Ainslie Pryor ........ Dr. William Beaumont
Claudia Bryar ........ Deborah
Charles Bronson ...... Alexis St. Martin
Marshall Bradford .... Major Kenzie
Synopsis
This is a story based on the experience of Dr. William Beaumont, who
made great discoveries in medical treatment of the digestive system.
In 1822 a Canadian trapper is shot accidentally. His internal injuries,
considered fatal, are treated by Dr. Beaumont, who is able to keep
the man alive for 12 years. [JB]

[--] 05Mar56 Pre-empted for Producers’ Showcase “Caesar and Cleopatra”

2.19 [47] Medic: THE GLORIOUS RED GALLAGHER
12Mar56 NBC Mon (Network rerun 10Sep56)
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Hope Emerson ....... Clara Mary Gallagher
Dick Sargent ....... Clyde
Larry Kerr ......... Dr. Prince
Jo Gilbert ......... Miss Lee
Phil Chambers ...... Rox
Barbara Turner ..... Joyce
Synopsis:
It is the last case for Clara Mary Gallagher, before her retirement after
39 years of service as a registered nurse. A troubled woman has given
birth to a baby by Caesarian section. But she has lost the will to go
on living, and is put in Nurse Gallagher’s care. [JB/RF]

2.20 [48] Medic: MY BEST FRIEND, MY GUILTY FRIEND
19Mar56 NBC Mon (Network rerun 24Sep56)
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Simon Scott ........ Dr. Terry
Jeanne Dante ....... Dr. Costello
Tom Avera .......... Steve
William Griffith ... Dr. Verhoeff
Eddy Grove ......... Dr. Franklin
Synopsis:
This is the story of years of research to discover the cause of blindness
in prematurely born infants. Experimentation proves that oxygen, which
was the life-saving element for the infants, had a detrimental effect on
their sight if too much was employed. [JB/RF]

2.21 [49] Medic: AWAKEN TO SPRING
26Mar56 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Hugh Corcoran ...... Eddie Ainsworth
Anne O'Neal ........ Mrs. Allen
Paul E. Burns ...... Albert Ainsworth
Synopsis:
This story is the dramatization of the problem of euthanasia, or mercy
killing. An elderly man has the responsibility of caring for his young
grandson confined to a wheelchair as a helpless victim of muscular
dystrophy. When the grandfather suffers a heart attack, he fears that
if he dies there will be no one to care for the little invalid. [JB]

[--] 02Apr56 Pre-empted for Producers’ Showcase “The Barretts of Wimpole Street”

2.22 [50] Medic: DON'T COUNT THE STARS
09Apr56 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Richard Crenna ...... Donny
Stanley Adams ....... Ike
Henry Hunter ........ Dr. Norton
Jean Vander Pyl ..... Julia
Sean Meaney ......... Terry
Synopsis:
A young man beginning a career as a singer alienates his friends by using
them to further his own cause. When he learns he must undergo surgery
for cancer of the larynx, he feels there is no reason to on living. [JB/RF]

[--] 16Apr56 "The Inconstant Heart" originally scheduled for
this date postponed to next week.


2.23 [51] Medic: THE INCONSTANT HEART
23Apr56 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Robin Short ......... Dick Forbes
Marianne Stewart .... Ruth Forbes
Michael Granger ..... Dr. Santana
Synopsis:
Although resigned to the fact that he had an incurable heart ailment,
a man is badgered by his wife into going to a doctor. Tonight’s story
concerns radiology, and viewers see the UCLA medical center and its
cancer-treating cobalt bomb. [JB]
(Postponed from last week)

[--] 30Apr56 Pre-empted for Producers’ Showcase “Dodsworth”

2.24 [52] Medic: SOMEDAY WE'LL LAUGH
7May56 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Whitney Blake .......... Helen Sandrock
Eddie Firestone ........ Dr. Joe Sandrock
Jack Tesler ............ Mr. Palatini
Synopsis:
A father, grateful to a doctor for saving his daughter’s life, offers
to finance the much-needed equipment for his office. [JB]

2.25 [53] Medic: TO THE GREAT, A MOST SELDOM GIFT
14May56 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Harry Townes ......... Milton Kerwyn
June Vincent ......... Veda Talley
Synopsis:
A young man in the garment business hides from his co-workers the fact
that he is suffering from an ulcer. The stress is too much for him, and
when he collapses he is rushed to the hospital for an emergency operation.
The operation, a stomach resection, is shown in it entirety. [JB]

2.26 [54] Medic: THE GOOD SAMARITAN
21May56 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Andrew Duggan ........ Defense Attorney
Helen Hatch .......... Maude Parrish
Paul Newland ......... Richmond Parrish
Synopsis:
As a result of an automobile accident, a woman suffers partial paralysis.
Her husband is convinced Dr. Styner is guilty of malpractice and brings
suit against him.[JB]

[--] 28May56 Pre-empted for Producers’ Showcase “Bloomer Girl”
[--] 04Jun56 rerun of "The World So High" (Repeat, original air date 26Dec55)


2.27 [55] Medic: REACH OF THE GIANTS pt 1
11Jun56 NBC Mon (Network rerun 01Oct56)
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Barry Atwater ...... James Martin
Diana Douglas ...... Edith Martin
Robert Burton ...... Dr. Milton
Scott Forbes ....... Dr. Lawrence
Richard Hale ....... Dr. Sanford
Robert Malcolm ..... Dr. Herter
Michael Galloway ... Ted
Synopsis:
A man with a bad spinal condition due to arthritis turns against his wife.
He wants to face his affliction alone and forces her to leave him. [JB]

2.28 [56] Medic: REACH OF A GIANT pt 2
18Jun56 NBC Mon (Network rerun 08Oct56)
Written by ??
Directed by ??
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Barry Atwater ...... James Martin
Diana Douglas ...... Edith Martin
Robert Burton ...... Dr. Milton
Scott Forbes ....... Dr. Lawrence
Richard Hale ....... Dr. Sanford
Robert Malcolm ..... Dr. Herter
Michael Galloway ... Ted
Synopsis:
An arthritic spinal condition almost causes the breakup of a marriage
when the man turns against his wife in his suffering. He undergoes
a very rare operation, an osteotomy. [JB]
Note: titles of this two parter were listed differently, see above
on 11Jun56 “Reach of the Giants” and on 18Jun56 “Reach of a Giant”


[--] 25Jun56 Pre-empted for Producers’ Showcase “Happy Birthday”
[--] 02Jul56 rerun of "Black Friday" (original air date 21Nov55)

2.29 [57] Medic: TILL THE SONG IS DONE ... TILL THE DANCE IS GONE
9Jul56 NBC Mon
Written by James E. Moser
Directed by John Brahm
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Carolyn Craig ......... Mary
Parker Eggleston ...... Pete
Synopsis:
When a teenage girl collapses at a high school dance, she learns
she has a damaged heart valve. She feels her life is over until
the doctor explains there is an operation possible which will
replace the damaged aortic valve with a plastic one. [JB]

[--] 16Jul56 rerun of "Candle of Hope" (original air date 07Nov55)
[--] 23Jul56 Pre-empted for Producers’ Showcase “Rosalinda”
[--] 30Jul56 rerun of "If Tomorrow Be Sad" (original air date 06Feb56)


2.30 [58] Medic: SHE WALKS IN BEAUTY
6Aug56 NBC Mon
Written by ??
Directed by John Brahm
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Tony Caruso ......... Mr. Fallgren
Ann Staunton ........ Mrs. Fallgren
Carole Wells ........ Jenny Fallgren
Ainslie Pryor ....... Dr. Keller
Sam Flint ........... Dr. Baird
Jimmy Karath ........ Dick
Synopsis:
Parents of a 12-year old girl who has a clubfoot are unable to
convince the girl she should have an operation to correct the
condition. She refuses because of her admiration for the poet
Lord Byron, who had a similar deformity. [JB]

[--] 13Aug56 rerun of "When I Was Young" (original air date 24Oct55)
[--] 20Aug56 Pre-empted for the Republican Convention


2.31 [59] Medic: THIS STRANGE ENDING (final episode)
27Aug56 NBC Mon
Written by Jack Jacobs
Directed by John Brahm
Starring/Host/Narrator:
Richard Boone (as Dr. Konrad Styner)
Guest Cast:
Hank Weaver .......... Joe Bailey
Vinton Hayworth ...... Dr. Kellog
Shirley Russell ...... Fay Gordon
Grace Lenard ......... Natalie Wagner
William A. Forester ... Dr. Stanley Lowell
Ralph Clanton ......... Dr. Fredericks
Paul Burke ............ Bob Rogers
Eugenia Paul .......... Laurie Marie Allen (uncredited)
Synopsis:
A beautiful young ballerina falls victim to cancer. A newspaper reporter
investigates the story when she dies at the peak of her career.[JB]
(Final show of the series)
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"Medic" continued in repeats in the same time period
NBC Mondays through 19Nov56.
Several of these were unscheduled and there were no synopsis listings.
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[--] 03Sep56 No information available
[--] 10Sep56 rerun of "Glorious Red Gallagher" (original air date 12Mar56)
[--] 17Sep56 Pre-empted for Producers’ Showcase “The Lord Don’t play Favorites”
[--] 24Sep56 rerun of "My Best Friend, My Guilty Friend" (original air date 19Mar56)
[--] 01Oct56 rerun of "Reach of the Giants, Part I" (original air date 11Jun56)
[--] 08Oct56 rerun of "Reach of a Giant, Part II" (original air date 18Jun56)
[--] 15Oct56 Pre-empted for Producers’ Showcase “The Letter”
[--]22Oct56 No information available
[--]29Oct56 No information available
[--] 05Nov56 rerun of "Walk with Lions" (original air date 12Sep55)
[--] 12Nov56 Pre-empted for Producers’ Showcase “Jack and the Beanstalk”
[--] 19Nov56 No information available


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I have a question about 2 episodes.
Which one involved a boy who was allergic to a stuffed animal but his
babysitter didn't know and gave it to him and he died from an asthmatic attack?
Which one involved a boxer with undiagnosed diabetes?
Alan Morris"Alan Morris" <amorris@maine.rr.com> (Nov2001)

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The show was my inspiration-known to me only as a 10 year old- to become a  physician.
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I remember the following shows:
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A gentleman with ankylosing spondylitis who finds his wife’s lost engagement
ring under the couch, he is bent so low. Has a miracle cure in the end and is upright
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A boy with epilepsy-everyone who saw a seizure thought he was a freak
*
A child who was fed lye and lips and esophagus were burned. No survival
*
A woman given corneal transplants and she could see
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Parents who went for numerous second opinions to find a cure for their
son-and in the end they did
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A blue baby (my family happened to be watching-for the first time!- and sent
me from the room- At age 10-I had seen every episode up to then)
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I remember the theme song and wish I could hear it now, and wish I could
see the Medic shows again. Any chance?

Aurora K. Pajeau, MD, MPH, Adult Neurologist

<akpajeau@earthlink.net> (Dec 2003)

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