is a medical drama series
which aired on CBS
from 1969 to 1976.
starred James Daly as Dr. Paul
Lochner and Chad Everett (Richard
Bradford in the pilot) as Dr. Joe Gannon, surgeons working in an
otherwise unnamed university hospital in Los Angeles.
The show focused both on the lives of the
doctors as well as the patients showcased each week. At the core of
the series was the tension between youth and experience, as seen
between Drs. Lochner and Gannon. Besides his work as a surgeon,
Gannon, because of his age, also worked as the head of the Student
Health Department at the University. Helping the doctors was the
very efficient Nurse Wilcox, played by Audrey Totter
. She started out as a bit role
but was eventually upgraded to co-star status starting in 1972.
Wilcox became a regular after two other similar nurses (Nurse
Chambers, played by actress Jayne
; and Nurse Murphy played by actress Jane Dulo) had
basically served the same functions as Wilcox.
At the time the show was canceled, it tied with Marcus Welby, M.D.
(which also ran
from 1969 to 1976) as the longest-running medical drama
on television at that
The show's Nielsen Ratings are as follows: