This hour-long dramatic series featured life at St. Eligius Hospital, headed by Drs. Donald Westphall and Daniel Auschlander. Every year, new residents would walk down the halls of St. Eligius; learning to deal with perfectionist Cardiovascular Surgeon Mark Craig was only the beginning of the way the hospital and its interesting patients would change their lives forever. Written by
One episode called for Dr. and Mrs. Craig to visit Philadelphia. Inspired by returning to Independence Square, William Daniels sang a few lines of the song, "Sit Down, John!", from 1776 (1972). (The line was "It's hot as hell in Philadelphia!") The moment was included in the episode. (He also mentioned that there was something about being in the city of Philadelphia that just made him want to sing and dance). Daniels played John Adams in that movie. In this episode Dr. Craig (Daniels) also mentions to his wife that back in medical school he was "obnoxious and disliked" which is also something said by John Adams to his wife in "1776". See more »
In the final season, St. Eligius has been bought by Ecumena. In several episodes of the final season, the following message appears during the end credits: "ECUMENA is a fictional company that does not represent any actual company or corporation." See more »
This is a wonderfully scripted, well-acted drama which takes place in the fictional Saint Eligius hospital in Boston. The ensemble cast is perfect, with stellar performances by William Daniels, Ed Flanders, and Norman Lloyd as the long-practicing doctors who hold the hospital together. The series follows the physicians, residents, and staff through their personal and professional lives, with just enough humor and pathos to keep it all interesting. Especially notable is the two-part episode dealing with the 50th anniversary of Saint Eligius. The flashback sequences really tie to the current stories, help fill in blanks and make you understand more fully certain characters' actions and quirks. I highly recommend this series. It is currently being shown on Bravo (cable network). Look for it!
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