Season 7 Episode 19 : Season 7, Episode 19 - The Elusive Butterfly
Welcome to the Trapper John, M.D. guide at TV Tome. First Telecast: September 23, 1979Last Telecast: September 4, 1986 Episodes: 151 Color Episodes "Trapper John, M.D." brought the character of "Trapper John" from M*A*S*H in as the Chief of Surgery at San Franscico Memorial Hospital. Joining him on the surgical staff was a brilliant young surgeon, G. Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates, who had also served in a MASH unit --- in Vietnam. The show covered standard medical stories, but it also took chances with such subjects as AIDS, the Epstein-Barr Virus, and Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome.