March is an aging doctor who runs the pathology department at a major hospital. When young doctor Gazzara is hired to work in the same department, March takes it as a personal affront. The two battle over a number of medical issues. In one instance, Gazzara orders three blood tests to
see if an expectant mother, Love, has sensitized blood that would endanger her child. March thinks three tests unnecessary and forbids the third. Meanwhile, Gazzara begins an affair with student nurse Balin, who later develops a tumor on her knee. March finds that it is malignant and has the limb
amputated. Gazzara doesn't accept March's decision but submits to the older doctor's auth...