|Plot||:||+ "Magnificent Obsession". Sponsored by: Schenley Laboratories. The first show of the series. A man with no goals in life decides to become a surgeon after he indirectly causes the death of a famous doctor, and the blindness of the doctor's wife. Bobby Merrick is in the hospital, where everyone already considers him to be a drunken good-for-nothing playboy, but it seems that this time, he's indirectly caused the death of the good Dr Hudson. After some soul searching, and a discussion with one of Dr Hudson's old friends, Bobby decides to fill the gap left when Dr Hudson passed away by studying medicine himself, where fate leads him to the arms of Dr Hudson's widow, who is now blind from an accident. Encore Theater presented a series of plays telling in dramatic fashion of the achievements of the medical fraternity in improving man's condition in the world. The Magnificent Obsession is the story of Dr Robert Merrick. As a spoiled playboy a tragic event led to Bobby Merrick becoming a doctor.|
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