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Medic Volume 6

Richard Boone stars in four dramatic episodes of TV's first realistic medical show.
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DVD Features:

  • Episodes originally aired 1954-1955
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 44 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: October 30, 2012
  • Originally Released: 1954
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)

Performers, Cast and Crew:

Starring Richard Boone, Richard Crenna & Barry Atwater
Directed by John Brahm

Description by OLDIES.com:

When it ran in network TV's prime time in 1954, "Medic" was a television milestone. A pioneering, innovative and often controversial show, known for its realistic and honest portrayal of the medical profession, it featured well documented case histories "dedicated to the profession of medicine and to the men and women who labor in its cause." The four "Medic" episodes here, each one introduced by the stern yet friendly face of Doctor Konrad Styner (Richard Boone), are representative of the well-researched style that helped lead the way for so many of today's doctor and hospital-based programs.

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  • Sales Rank: 21,448
  • UPC: 089218685391
  • Shipping Weight: 0.19/lbs (approx)
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