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Medical Center 

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Located in the Los Angeles, California area, Medical Center was an otherwise unnamed hospital complex that was part of a large university campus. Dr. Paul Lochner (James Daly) was the chief... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
James Daly ...  Dr. Paul Lochner 171 episodes, 1969-1976
Chad Everett ...  Dr. Joe Gannon 170 episodes, 1969-1976
Chris Hutson Chris Hutson ...  Nurse Courtland / ... 131 episodes, 1969-1976
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Located in the Los Angeles, California area, Medical Center was an otherwise unnamed hospital complex that was part of a large university campus. Dr. Paul Lochner (James Daly) was the chief of staff, an experienced, professional, compassionate man. Dr. Joe Gannon (Chad Everett) was a young associate professor of surgery and a close friend of Dr. Lochner.

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When it went off the air after one hundred seventy-one first-run episodes, this show had aired the most episodes of any medical programs, comedy or drama. Since then, only House (2004) (one hundred seventy-seven), Diagnosis Murder (1993) (one hundred seventy-eight episodes, plus five movies, plus pilot), Scrubs (2001) (one hundred eighty-two), Bones (2005) (two hundred forty-six), Frasier (1993) (two hundred seventy-five). ER (1994) (three hundred thirty-one), and Grey's Anatomy (2005) (three hundred forty-plus) had more episodes about health care practitioners. See more »

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Referenced in Rhoda: Anything Wrong? (1974) See more »

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Sure, it was a great series, but...
24 February 2006 | by kb6kgxSee all my reviews

I loved "Medical Center" as much as anyone else here. BUT... unless I missed an episode, it seems to me that everyone, every patient... survived and ended up walking out on their own two feet, more or less. I don't recall "Dr. Gannon" ever losing a patient. Unlike, say, on "ER", where they actually lose quite a few.

Also, "Dr. Gannon" is listed as "Professor of Surgery" at the fictional university medical center. And he did EVERYTHING. In one episode, he'd be doing General Surgery. In another, Neurosurgery. In another, Orthopedic... he was a Cardiovascular Surgeon, he was a Thoracic Surgeon! He even did Psychiatry (there was one episode involving a girl with what turned out to be "Hysterical Blindness"). This guy did EVERYTHING!!!!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 April 1969 (USA) See more »

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Centro médico See more »

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MGM Television See more »
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(170 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

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Color (Metrocolor)

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4:3
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