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Title:
The Edge of the Scalpel
Plot:
A surgeon is faced with a moral dilemma when he is forced to perform a complicated operation on the husband of the woman he loves.
Episode:
0374
Air Dates:
First Run - November 5, 1975
Repeat - April 4, 1976
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7 Responses to Episode 0374


Pretty suspensefully episode. The husband is pretty much a jerk to his wife and you are left rooting for the doctor to bump him off.

whew! It kept you on the edge of your seat the whole time. You didn't know - and I have to give the surgeon credit for what he did. What a twist in the ending! Very satisfying....................

Eh. This episode wasn't as suspenseful as I was hoping. While I didn't predict the mother-in-law's final reaction, it wasn't that exciting. On to the next!

It's a good thing that the title of this episode sounds like a soap opera because that is exactly what this is. It was interesting to listen to but that is about all I can say for this one. The story line is fairly simple; An operating room nurse and a doctor have the hots for each other. Problem is, she is married. As (bad) luck would have it, her husband has a health problem and needs an operation. The doctor that she is "friends with" is the only doctor around capable of performing the operation. Throw in his crazy mother and the world turns.

A hospital soap opera where an injured man is forced to undergo surgery at the hands of a surgeon who is in love with his wife and might like to see him out of the way.

The husband of a gentle and devoted wife is handicapped by an affliction and takes great pains to express his bitterness and ensure everyone knows he is crippled. His long-suffering wife is the object of affection of a principled doctor and, while completely devoted to her husband, she is not unsympathetic to his advances. The husband is aware of this connection and is adamant that he not be treated by his wife’s admirer. When his pain becomes unbearable, they al. face some hard decisions.

Very soap-operish, except for one line "I'm a surgeon - not a mathematician!," said Kirk! It beams out of the genre for just a second there.

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