- What is Doc's last name?
- What is Doc's first name?
Galen. He was named after Dr. Claudius Galen who lived around
- Besides Dillon, Doc was the only regular character to appear both
in the first and last seasons of Gunsmoke.
- Did Doc perform medical surgery?
Yes...digging out bullets for example
- What did Doc use for anesthesia?
- Did Doc have a veterinary practice?
Yes...he was not above doctoring animals
- Did Doc chew tobacco?
- Besides a watch and a bob, what did Doc normally wear between
his chin and his waist that neither Matt, Chester, Festus nor Kitty
- Doc's normally dressed in a suited vest.
- On what side did Doc fight during the Civil War?
Union...in the 3rd Illinois Calvary
- In the 1820's, Doc worked for the Hudson Bay Trapping Co.
- Which of Doc's senses was clearly weaker than any other of Gunsmoke's
main male characters?
His eyes...he wore glasses. Kitty later needed reading glasses
- When facing each other, Doc and Matt stood nose to
Answer: ... shoulder
- How does Doc get his pills?
He makes them
- Doc lives upstairs. To within two, how many stairs must he climb
to get there?
Thirteen...the same number for a hanging gallows.
- Doc's eyes are
- barnyard brown.
- steel blue.
- normally bloodshot.
- What book did Doc always carry in his little black bag?
- Doc was once addicted to opium.
- How many horizontal wrinkles does Doc have on his forehead?
The same as Milburn Stone ... three
- What did Doc have on the lower part of his face that neither Matt,
Chester or Newly chose to have?
- Doc continually teased Matt about
- his easy job as Marshal.
- his height.
- his sickly horse.
- his slow draw.
Answer: ... his easy job.
- The name of Doc's horse was
- Mr. Ed.
Answer: ... Popcorn.
- Doc's medical schooling was payed for by his wealthy parents.
False ... he was put through with the private money of another
doctor: Dr. E. Hudkins.
- To within one year, how long did it take Doc to go through medical
- When Milburn Stone had health problems, how was his absence on
He went back east for further schooling. He was replaced
in Dodge by a Dr. Chapman played by veteran actor Pat Hingle.
- A common Gunsmoke scene: Doc and Dillon kneel over a dying man.
The man dies. Doc checks his pulse. How does he tell Dillon that
the man is dead?
Doc looks at Dillon and shakes his head slowly.