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The Best 1970s Medical TV Shows

Updated October 17, 2019 523 votes 251 voters 25.8k views11 items

List RulesVote up your favorite medical series that aired in the '70s

These are the best 1970s medical TV shows, ranked from best to worst by your votes. From some great 70s medical TV shows that were distinctly dramas to others that mixed it up with some comedy, there are a variety of shows on this list. But the best of the best is up to you. What is the top 1970s medical TV series? Vote up your favorites!

What are some of the shows that appear on this best 1970s medical TV shows list? M*A*S*H gave viewers a glimpse at what it was like to work at a Mobile Army Surgical Hospital during the Korean War. The show's quick-witted humor added to its popularity. General Hospital was another good medical show that aired during the 1970s.

The title character of Marcus Welby, M.D. had a caring bedside manner that was enjoyed by his patients and the shows viewers alike. Other great shows that appear on this top 1970s medical TV shows list include Emergency!, Dr. Simon Locke and Temperatures Rising.

Do you have a favorite 1970s medical show? Vote the best series up to the top!

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  • M*A*S*H is an American television series developed by Larry Gelbart, adapted from the 1970 feature film MASH. The series, which was produced in association with 20th Century Fox Television for CBS, follows a team of doctors and support staff stationed at the "4077th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital" in Uijeongbu, South Korea during the Korean War....  more
    • Actors: Alan Alda, Wayne Rogers, Loretta Swi
    • Premiered: 1972
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  • Marcus Welby, M.D.
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    Marcus Welby, M.D. was an American medical drama television program that aired on ABC from September 23, 1969 to July 29, 1976. It starred Robert Young as a family practitioner with a kind bedside manner and James Brolin as the younger doctor he often worked with, and was produced by David Victor and David J. O'Connell. The pilot, A Matter of Humanities, had aired as an ABC Movie of the Week on March 26, 1969....  more
    • Actors: Robert Young, James Brolin, Elena Verdugo
    • Premiered: 1969
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  • Emergency!
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    Emergency! is an American television series that combines the medical drama and action-adventure genres. It was produced by Mark VII Limited and distributed by Universal Studios. It debuted as a midseason replacement on January 15, 1972, on NBC, replacing the two short-lived series The Partners and The Good Life, and ran until May 28, 1977, with six additional two-hour television films during the following two years. Emergency! was created and produced by Jack Webb and Robert A. Cinader, both of whom were also responsible for the police dramas Adam-12 and Dragnet. Harold Jack Bloom is also credited as a creator; Webb does not receive screen credit as a creator in the show's original...  more
    • Actors: Randolph Mantooth, Kevin Tighe, Julie London
    • Premiered: 1972
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  • Medical Center is a medical drama series which aired on CBS from 1969 to 1976. It was produced by MGM Television....  more
    • Actors: James Daly, Chad Everett, Chris Hutson
    • Premiered: 1969
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