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Diagnosis Murder

Physician, Murder Thyself (Season 4, Episode 22)
TV Episode | Crime, Drama, Mystery

When top surgeon Dr. Ken Morrisay, who doesn't bother, is the victim of similar morbid 'pranks' as in Boston while in Community General to operate his former teacher Dr. Jeff Everden, assisted by rival ex-pupil Dr. Clayton Andrews (a ...See moreWhen top surgeon Dr. Ken Morrisay, who doesn't bother, is the victim of similar morbid 'pranks' as in Boston while in Community General to operate his former teacher Dr. Jeff Everden, assisted by rival ex-pupil Dr. Clayton Andrews (a source of pride for Norman), Boston anesthesiologist Dr. Les Franklin, Dr. Sally Crawfield, Mark and Jesse, who gets hit by blood aimed from a riding car at Morrissay, Steve investigates. During the operation, Morrisay gets a fatal heart attack, Andrews saves Everden by stepping in. The car is traced to animal rights activist Claire McKenna. Then Mark notices Morrissay's death was cleverly triggered by toxic levels of organic phosphates, which kicks in too fast to be administered before the operation. Dr. Sally Crawfield turns out to be a closet Animal Crusade member, and has a history with Morrisay, who used lab test animals. Andrews is to get a top post now Morrissay is out of the way, while Franklin's pathologically philandering but filthy rich wife Nancy had an affair with Morrissay, but he spills more dirt on Crawfield. Mark works out how the poison was used and plans a trap... Written by KGF Vissers See less
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Writers
Joyce Burditt (creator) | Gerry Conway (teleplay) (story) | Lee Goldberg (story) | William T. Conway (story) (as William Conway)
Composer
Peter T. Myers (as Peter Myers)
Cinematographer
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Status
Edit Released
Updated Apr 24, 1997

Release date
Apr 24, 1997 (United States)

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14 cast members
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Dick Van Dyke
Dr. Mark Sloan Dr. Mark Sloan   See fewer
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Victoria Rowell
Amanda Bentley-Livingston Amanda Bentley-Livingston   See fewer
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Charlie Schlatter
Dr. Jesse Travis Dr. Jesse Travis   See fewer
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Michael Tucci
Norman Briggs Norman Briggs   See fewer
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Barry Van Dyke
Steve Sloan Steve Sloan   See fewer
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Chad Everett
Dr. Clayton Andrews Dr. Clayton Andrews   See fewer
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Jack Klugman
Dr. Jeff Everden Dr. Jeff Everden   See fewer
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Bernie Kopell
Dr. Les Franklin Dr. Les Franklin   See fewer
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Wayne Rogers
Dr. Ken Morrisay Dr. Ken Morrisay   See fewer
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Hunter Tylo
Claire McKenna Claire McKenna   See fewer
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Michele Lamar Richards
Dr. Sally Crawfield Dr. Sally Crawfield   See fewer
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Leslie Charleson
New Doctor New Doctor   See fewer
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Stuart Damon
Dr. Michael Dr. Michael   See fewer
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Lynda Robertson
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Ratings Breakdown

8.6 / 10 | 54 votes