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Episode Guide

    • There Was Once a Man in the Land of Uz
      1/22/64
      10
      Casey is hesitant about removing a blood clot from Larry Franklin's brain and perhaps with it Franklin's religious visions.
    • Pas de Deux
      Pas de Deux
      Season 4 - Episode 16
      1/18/65
      10
      Casey risks an international incident when he spirits a Russian ballerina away from her troupe.
    • Courage at 3 A.M.
      Courage at 3 A.M.
      Season 4 - Episode 12
      12/7/64
      10
      Casey orders a complete checkup for biochemist Elizabeth Willard after the young cancer researcher becomes ill. The checkup reveals that Elizabeth is suffering from cancer herself.
    • Pack Up All My Cares And Woes
      Pack Up All My Cares And Woes
      Season 2 - Episode 12
      12/17/62
      10
      Casey finds himself in the middle of a legal wrangle when a lawyer pressures him to testify in court that brain surgery on Lester Partridge will do away with the convict's murderous tendencies.
    • The Night That Nothing Happened
      The Night That Nothing Happened
      Season 2 - Episode 2
      10/8/62
      9.8
      Mrs. Tarlow is about to give birth. On the drive to the hospital, she, her husband and her daughter are involved in an auto accident.
    • A Thousand Words are Mute
      A Thousand Words are Mute
      Season 4 - Episode 8
      11/9/64
      9.8
      A 28-year-old professor struggles to recover from a stroke is hampered by her doting colleagues and her feeling of helplessness.
    • Odyssey of a Proud Suitcase
      Odyssey of a Proud Suitcase
      Season 1 - Episode 20
      2/19/62
      9.8
      Casey suspects that a patient is malingering to avoid prosecution.
    • Dress My Doll Pretty
      Dress My Doll Pretty
      Season 3 - Episode 28
      3/18/64
      9.8
      An 11-year-old, hospitalized with a serious head injury, urges her hysterical mother to allow Casey to operate.
    • Rigadoon for Three Pianos
      Rigadoon for Three Pianos
      Season 2 - Episode 22
      3/4/63
      9.8
      Greta Bauer's mother is dominating not only her career as a pianist, but her personal life as well - and her aunt Alice refuses to undergo crucial surgery unless she is assured that Greta will have her freedom.
    • The Last Splintered Spoke on the Old Burlesque Wheel
      Casey treats a carnival dancer who suffers from an undetermined malady and an acute lack of self-respect.
    • A Slave is On the Throne
      A Slave is On the Throne
      Season 4 - Episode 26
      4/12/65
      9.8
      A surgeon tries to cover up a personal problem by showering affection on both his wife and his mistress.
    • The Sweet Kiss of Madness
      The Sweet Kiss of Madness
      Season 1 - Episode 10
      12/4/61
      9.8
      Dr. Alan Reynolds' mental state is not improved by constant pressure from his wife to be a successful neurosurgeon. The strain increases when he treats an abused 10-year-old boy. Dr. Casey forestalls an unnecessary operation, and tries to persuade Dr. Reynolds to receive treatment.
    • Imagine a Long, Bright Corridor
      Imagine a Long, Bright Corridor
      Season 1 - Episode 15
      1/15/62
      9.6
      Casey is assigned to the admitting ward, run by a super-efficient and overbearing nurse
    • For the Ladybug, One Dozen Roses
      For the Ladybug, One Dozen Roses
      Season 1 - Episode 22
      3/5/62
      9.6
      Casey wants former fighter pilot Eddie Smith to display some of his wartime bravery by agreeing to a necessary operation.
    • War of Nerves
      War of Nerves
      Season 5 - Episode 1
      9/13/65
      9.6
      Despite mounting opposition, Casey prepares to use a new and unproved operation on two critically ill men.
    • Give My Hands an Epitaph
      Give My Hands an Epitaph
      Season 1 - Episode 18
      2/5/62
      9.6
      With a delicate operation on his agenda, neurosurgeon Philip Walton tries to conceal his growing difficulty in coordinating his hands.
    • A Man, a Maid, and a Marionette
      A Man, a Maid, and a Marionette
      Season 4 - Episode 20
      2/22/65
      9.6
      Casey wades through a bewildering assortment of imagined ailments to find a young hypochondriac's real source of trouble.
    • When You See an Evil Man
      When You See an Evil Man
      Season 1 - Episode 32
      5/28/62
      9.6
      Hospitalized after a suicide attempt, the wife of a murdered neurosurgeon gives Casey a startling account of her husband's death.
    • The Lonely Ones
      The Lonely Ones
      Season 3 - Episode 26
      3/4/64
      9.6
      Nursery-school teacher Julie Carr managed to keep her drinking a secret - until an accident put her in County General, cutting off her supply of liquor.
    • Big Trouble with Charlie
      Big Trouble with Charlie
      Season 1 - Episode 17
      1/29/62
      9.6
      Casey learns that Dr. Charles Kozelka is moonlighting in Pumpernickel's Casino giving free treatment to slum dwellers.
    • A Story to Be Softly Told
      A Story to Be Softly Told
      Season 1 - Episode 16
      1/22/62
      9.6
      A doctor is seriously disturbed by his wife's overemotional attitude toward their retarded son.
    • Kill the Dream, but Spare the Dreamer
      11/30/64
      9.6
      At a veterans' hospital, Casey clashes with a neurosurgeon who devotes more time to his patients' morale than to surgery.
    • He Thought He Saw an Albatross
      He Thought He Saw an Albatross
      Season 2 - Episode 18
      2/4/63
      9.6
      A psychiatrist claims that he can cure Casey's patient without the aid of neurosurgery.
    • For Jimmy, the Best of Everything
      For Jimmy, the Best of Everything
      Season 4 - Episode 6
      10/19/64
      9.6
      Jimmy Reynolds is a young ambitious doctor with a chip on his shoulder and an unusual patient on hand.
    • Allie
      Allie
      Season 3 - Episode 4
      10/2/63
      9.6
      A baseball star finds his loss of an eye less disturbing than his black doctor's bitter antiwhite outbursts.
    • A Bird in the Solitude Singing
      A Bird in the Solitude Singing
      Season 4 - Episode 2
      9/21/64
      9.6
      An accident victim who is brilliant but cynical, and habitually drunk because of a facial birthmark.
    • Journeys End in Lovers Meeting
      Journeys End in Lovers Meeting
      Season 4 - Episode 27
      4/19/65
      9.6
      A teacher is haunted by the premonition that his wife's intense headaches portend her death.
    • Autumn Without Red Leaves
      Autumn Without Red Leaves
      Season 4 - Episode 4
      10/5/64
      9.6
      Artist Eric Morgan recovers from a mild stroke in every respect but one: He's left color-blind. Casey takes Jane Hancock, his other patient, out on a dinner date.
    • Mrs. McBroom And The Cloud Watcher
      10/1/62
      9.6
      After brain surgery, an orphan experiences a new loneliness, she's blind.
    • A Few Brief Lines for Dave
      A Few Brief Lines for Dave
      Season 1 - Episode 7
      11/13/61
      9.5
      Dr. Dave Taylor returns to the hospital to do research, but Dr. Casey diagnoses him as a "hospital bum" afraid of competition, and also treats a woman's hypochondria.
    • To The Pure
      To The Pure
      Season 1 - Episode 1
      10/2/61
      9.5
      Dr. Ben Casey is at odds with the medical board at his hospital, particularly Dr. Zorba and Dr. Jensen, because of his manner toward interns. Under a reprimand, Casey tries to persuade the board to approve neurosurgery on nine-year-old Pete Salazar.

      After the first of three operations on the boy, Casey is accidentally jabbed with a needle while administering a rabies test to a female patient. During his thirty-day wait for a life-or-death prognosis, he is given permission to resume the surgery.moreless
    • With the Rich and Mighty, Always a Little Patience
      Casey's patience is taxed by a wealthy and willful patient who upsets hospital routine with her incessant demands.
    • The Sound of Laughter
      The Sound of Laughter
      Season 1 - Episode 6
      11/6/61
      9.4
      Tony Romano, a struggling nightclub comic, suffers a cranial seizure. Dr. Casey operates, but Tony is left a paraplegic.
    • A Hundred More Pipers
      A Hundred More Pipers
      Season 2 - Episode 20
      2/18/63
      9.4
      Dr. Casey admires surgeon Alvin MacKenzie, but he can't understand why his colleague has erected such a cold barrier between himself and his patients.
    • Fun And Games And Other Tragic Things
      1/31/66
      9.4
      Tired of hospitals and the search for a cure, a woman with a brain tumor turns away from medicine to try and make the best out of the rest of her life.
    • Every Other Minute, It's the End of the World
      1/25/65
      9.4
      A partially blind girl agrees to undergo an operation that has never been tried on humans.
    • Suffer the Little Children
      Suffer the Little Children
      Season 2 - Episode 21
      2/25/63
      9.4
      After an infant dies of head injuries, Casey learns that her sister was also hurt at about the same time - and he begins to doubt that the children were really accident victims.
    • Run For Your Lives, Dr. Galanos Practices Here
      10/4/65
      9.4
      Casey is caught in a philosophical battle between a doctor and his father, an aging Latin American revolutionary.
    • For San Diego, You Need a Different Bus
      1/17/66
      9.4
      A crusader can render himself unconscious at will, and would rather die than divulge any details of his medical history.
    • My Love, My Love
      My Love, My Love
      Season 3 - Episode 13
      12/4/63
      9.4
      Stricken with multiple sclerosis, a doctor finds his marriage threatened by his growing affection for a fellow MS patient.
    • A Dipperful of Water from a Poisoned Well
      3/1/65
      9.4
      Casey's patient is a rugged warehouseman who has worked himself to exhaustion in a vain attempt to buy his selfish family's love.
    • From Too Much Love of Living
      From Too Much Love of Living
      Season 3 - Episode 14
      12/11/63
      9.4
      Casey tries to straighten out an emotional tangle involving a doctor seemingly unmoved by his wife's suicide attempt.
    • When I am Grown to Man's Estate
      When I am Grown to Man's Estate
      Season 4 - Episode 19
      2/8/65
      9.4
      A fatherless boy is afraid that his epileptic seizures will cost him an important scholarship.
    • Heap Logs and Let the Blaze Laugh Out
      4/8/64
      9.4
      A businesswoman suffering from a terminal illness commits all of her company's resources to the search for a cure.
    • Minus That Rusty Old Hacksaw
      Minus That Rusty Old Hacksaw
      Season 4 - Episode 23
      3/15/65
      9.4
      Feeling obliged to his parents, a neurosurgeon considers abandoning his specialty for a lucrative general practice.
    • I'll Get on My Ice Flow and Wave Goodbye
      1/8/64
      9.4
      After emergency treatment, an elderly man refuses to tell anyone who he is.
    • Use Neon for My Epitaph
      Use Neon for My Epitaph
      Season 2 - Episode 17
      1/28/63
      9.4
      Movie star Miles Houghton collapses during the filming of a multimillion-dollar production and Casey's diagnosis is if Houghton returns to work, he will die.
    • Weave Nets To Catch The Wind
      Weave Nets To Catch The Wind
      Season 5 - Episode 21
      2/7/66
      9.4
      Anna Medalle is convinced that if she acknowledges how severely ill she really is, she will lose influence over her son's life.
    • An Uncommonly Innocent Killing
      An Uncommonly Innocent Killing
      Season 1 - Episode 30
      5/7/62
      9.4
      Casey comes under fire when he tries to shield a patient who accidentally killed a man.
    • Smile, Baby, Smile, It's Only Twenty Dols Of Pain
      1/24/66
      9.4
      A migrant worker turns to addictive drugs in order to deal with the pain of a facial disorder and Casey must get involved before it's too late.
    • In The Name Of Love, A Small Corruption
      10/15/62
      9.4
      A wealthy man portends to be a modern-day King Lear, as he tries to decide which of his three estranged daughters will get his riches.
    • Lullaby For A Wind-Up Toy
      Lullaby For A Wind-Up Toy
      Season 5 - Episode 22
      2/16/66
      9.4
      A pregnant teenager is involved in a car accident and is badly injured but refuses surgery because of the chance that it could kill her unborn child.
    • A Certain Time, a Certain Darkness
      A Certain Time, a Certain Darkness
      Season 1 - Episode 11
      12/11/61
      9.4
      Expectant mother Ellen Parker loses her child after an auto accident. Casey examines her and finds that she is subject to chronic seizures, and these, not the accident, are responsible for the loss of her baby.
    • Preferably, the Less-Used Arm
      Preferably, the Less-Used Arm
      Season 1 - Episode 29
      4/30/62
      9.4
      A speechless smallpox patient can't give Casey the names of the people he may have infected.
    • Among Others a Girl Named Abilene
      Among Others a Girl Named Abilene
      Season 1 - Episode 26
      4/2/62
      9.4
      Assigned to Outside Medical Relief, Casey stumbles upon an impoverished migrant family with a variety of serious medical problems.
    • All the Clocks are Ticking
      All the Clocks are Ticking
      Season 1 - Episode 25
      3/26/62
      9.4
      Casey has his hands full with Liza Bowers, a charity-ward patient who insists she's a wealthy socialite.
    • A Memory of Candy Stripes
      A Memory of Candy Stripes
      Season 1 - Episode 14
      1/8/62
      9.4
      A derelict is taken from a flophouse, and put to work in the hospital lab by wary Casey.
    • And If I Die
      And If I Die
      Season 1 - Episode 13
      1/1/62
      9.4
      An expectant mother learns she has a brain tumor.
    • The Fireman Who Raised Rabbits
      The Fireman Who Raised Rabbits
      Season 2 - Episode 9
      11/26/62
      9.4
      A man who became mentally handicapped following an accident resides at a local fire station, where he quietly raises rabbits.
    • And Eve Wore a Veil of Tears
      And Eve Wore a Veil of Tears
      Season 1 - Episode 28
      4/23/62
      9.3
      Casey tries to pull a successful career woman from her private world of hypochondria and self-pity.
    • Pavane for a Gentle Lady
      Pavane for a Gentle Lady
      Season 1 - Episode 8
      11/20/61
      9.3
      Casey disputes the diagnosis of a pediatrician that a patient requires brain surgery.
    • The Sound of One Hand Clapping
      The Sound of One Hand Clapping
      Season 3 - Episode 24
      2/19/64
      9.2
      A veteran refuses to take an anesthetic for the removal of a bullet lodged in his leg.
    • Father Was an Intern
      Father Was an Intern
      Season 2 - Episode 26
      4/1/63
      9.2
      Bud Forrest frowns on his financially pressed father's plans to complete his long-delayed internship.
    • The White Ones Are Dolphins
      The White Ones Are Dolphins
      Season 2 - Episode 23
      3/11/63
      9.2
      An eccentric is picketing County General which proves embarrassing for his student-nurse daughter and exasperating for Casey.
    • It Is Getting Dark... and We Are Lost
      12/18/63
      9.1
      Casey is baffled by an 11-year-old accident victim who mumbles in Latin and German.
    • Justice to a Microbe
      Justice to a Microbe
      Season 3 - Episode 2
      9/18/63
      9.1
      There's a sliver of radioactive material lodged in the spine of a construction worker, and it's as dangerous to an operating team as it is to the patient.
    • The Insolent Heart
      The Insolent Heart
      Season 1 - Episode 3
      10/16/61
      9.1
      Dr. Michael Waldman, a former professor of Casey's and a former colleague of Zorba's, comes to the hospital with a cardiovascular ailment diagnosed as fatal. Casey and Zorba want to try a new surgery on him, but the medical board is opposed to the experimental procedure.
    • Woods Full of Question Marks
      Woods Full of Question Marks
      Season 4 - Episode 7
      10/26/64
      9.0
      The parents of a mute 11-year-old girl are notably absent from the scene when she is brought to the hospital for emergency treatment.
    • Legacy From A Stranger
      Legacy From A Stranger
      Season 2 - Episode 4
      10/22/62
      9.0
      A condemned convict and an embittered blind woman are about to have their lives crossed as each heads into uncertain futures.
    • An Expensive Glass of Water
      An Expensive Glass of Water
      Season 1 - Episode 5
      10/30/61
      9.0
      Casey has Walter Tyson for a patient, the president of a large corporation in difficulties, who makes treatment impossible by ordering him about. Zorba and Dr. Jensen try to dissuade him from withdrawing, because his patient is a big donor to the hospital.
    • Will Everyone Who Believes in Terry Dunne Please Applaud?
      Casey tangles with an apparently self-destructive 39-year-old football star, who refuses to undergo desperately needed surgery.
    • You Fish or You Cut Bait
      You Fish or You Cut Bait
      Season 4 - Episode 5
      10/12/64
      9.0
      Jane Hancock's increasing influence on Casey and Dr. Rogers begins to create problems for both physicians.
    • To a Grand and Natural Finale
      To a Grand and Natural Finale
      Season 1 - Episode 23
      3/12/62
      9.0
      Middleweight boxing contender Gunner Garrison collapses after a fight. At the hospital, Dr. Casey examines the young man and says that he will have to conduct an extensive series of tests before Gunner can hope to re-enter the ring.
    • The Man from Quasilia
      The Man from Quasilia
      Season 5 - Episode 12
      11/29/65
      9.0
      Luis Campos, an incompetent intern from South America, is determined to become a good doctor.
    • Keep Out of Reach of Adults
      Keep Out of Reach of Adults
      Season 3 - Episode 27
      3/11/64
      9.0
      A spiritualist believes he can treat his wife's headaches with "natural forces," although medical tests indicate a brain tumor.
    • No More, Cried The Rooster—There Will Be Truth
      11/8/65
      9.0
      Tradition drove a young man to follow in the family footsteps of medicine, but the discipline needed is proving to be too much for this intern.
    • The Only Place Where They Know My Name
      1/15/64
      9.0
      Casey faces a problem of ethics with a derelict who offers to sell one of his eyes to a zoologist.
    • If You Really Want to Know What Goes On In a Hospital...
      Columnist Alan Ames enters County General for tests - and to write an expose on hospital conditions.
    • I Remember a Lemon Tree
      I Remember a Lemon Tree
      Season 1 - Episode 4
      10/23/61
      8.9
      Dr. Karl Anders is a brilliant surgeon, and Zorba wants to keep him on at the hospital. But Anders is concerned with illnesses of his own—he's addicted to morphine, and suffers from leukemia.
    • A Cardinal Act of Mercy (pt 1)
      A Cardinal Act of Mercy (pt 1)
      Season 2 - Episode 15
      1/14/63
      8.8
      Casey tries to help a lawyer kick her morphine habit, but encounters resistance, lies and manipulation when she gets a guileless young man to smuggle dope into her hospital room. He is visiting his mother, who is in the hospital for treatment of injuries received in a beating.
    • If You Play Your Cards Right, You Too Can Be a Loser
      Casey treats an intoxicated man and his wife - who has been severly beaten.
    • Evidence of Things Not Seen
      Evidence of Things Not Seen
      Season 3 - Episode 33
      4/22/64
      8.8
      A seriously ill priest tries to arrange a reconciliation between hot-tempered Paul Costeau and atheist Harry Martin.
    • A Disease of the Heart Called Love
      A Disease of the Heart Called Love
      Season 4 - Episode 10
      11/23/64
      8.8
      A middle-aged divorcée's dull life changes abruptly when she learns she's pregnant and seriously ill.
    • What to Her is Plato?
      What to Her is Plato?
      Season 5 - Episode 6
      10/18/65
      8.8
      Casey and Hoffman are baffled by a patient who has neither funds nor friends and is unable to sign her name.
    • The Echo of a Silent Cheer (1)
      The Echo of a Silent Cheer (1)
      Season 3 - Episode 6
      10/16/63
      8.8
      Physical culturist David Masterson refuses to consent to a lifesaving but physically impairing operation for his son.
    • Did Your Mother Come From Ireland, Ben Casey?
      5/3/65
      8.8
      Auto-accident victim Timothy Michael MacMurrough claims to be a leprechaun.
    • Behold! They Walk An Ancient Road
      Behold! They Walk An Ancient Road
      Season 2 - Episode 6
      11/5/62
      8.8
      Casey tries to revive racing driver Lou Carson's will to live after he's diagnosed with a circulatory disease that for the most part is incurable.
    • A Nightingale Named Nathan
      A Nightingale Named Nathan
      Season 5 - Episode 3
      9/27/65
      8.6
      A cantor believes that his loss of voice is punishment for blasphemy.
    • O the Big Wheel Turns by Faith
      O the Big Wheel Turns by Faith
      Season 5 - Episode 2
      9/20/65
      8.6
      Problems for Casey: a malpractice suit, the resignation of a valuable doctor, a baffling paralysis case.
    • The Day They Stole County General
      The Day They Stole County General
      Season 4 - Episode 28
      4/26/65
      8.6
      In this tale, a grateful con man decides to furnish an office for Casey with equipment filched from the hospital.
    • A Horse Named Stravinsky
      A Horse Named Stravinsky
      Season 4 - Episode 31
      5/17/65
      8.6
      Casey probes the gray area between medicine and psychiatry while helping Dr. Joe Taylor, whose wife suffers from seizures.
    • I'll Be Alright In The Morning
      I'll Be Alright In The Morning
      Season 2 - Episode 14
      1/7/63
      8.6
      When a surgeon discovers he has a disorder that causes him to lose his balance, he determines to continue in his career.
    • A Dark Night for Billy Harris
      A Dark Night for Billy Harris
      Season 1 - Episode 12
      12/18/61
      8.6
      Dr. Casey operates on Billy Harris, a holdup man shot and paralyzed, but he's also concerned about the policeman, who may have been too keen and might be mentally hampered.
    • Money, a Horse, and a Knowledge of Latin
      11/16/64
      8.6
      Dr. Hoffman is very disappointed after seeing the esteemed Dr. Swanson in action. Feeling compromised and sickened with disgust he thinks again about his position.
    • Because of the Needle, the Haystack was Lost
      10/11/65
      8.6
      Casey runs afoul of Dr. Hagar Brandt, a member of the board of directors which will be deciding Casey's future at the hospital.
    • For This Relief, Much Thanks
      For This Relief, Much Thanks
      Season 3 - Episode 1
      9/9/63
      8.6
      A father assaults his son over a youthful fascination with Nazism.
    • Go Not Gently Into The Night
      Go Not Gently Into The Night
      Season 2 - Episode 5
      10/29/62
      8.6
      A couple who refuse to allow any surgery on their son provoke the wrath of Casey.
    • Rage Against the Dying Light
      Rage Against the Dying Light
      Season 2 - Episode 27
      4/15/63
      8.6
      Architect Burton Strang's lifelong ambition to design a new type of cathedral is thwarted by a strange partial paralysis which Casey believes to be surgically curable. But a colleague, Dr. Freel, disagrees.
    • For I Will Plait Thy Hair with Gold
      3/25/63
      8.6
      Despite surgery, Julie Carr may go blind - and now her fiance has left her to face the darkness alone.
    • And Even Death Shall Die
      And Even Death Shall Die
      Season 2 - Episode 8
      11/19/62
      8.6
      A promising young architect who is about to marry the girl of his dreams is suddenly diagnosed with a brain tumor, ending the marriage plans after her father finds out about his illness.
    • Between Summer and Winter, the Glorious Season
      12/3/62
      8.6
      "Plumduff" Lewis, an elderly nurse known for her kindness, and uselessness, gets recruited by Casey when his holiday accident load becomes more than he can handle.
    • Saturday, Surgery and Stanley Shultz
      12/31/62
      8.6
      After performing for patients for eight years, Casey wonders why hospital clown Stanley Schultz suddenly refuses to entertain the patients in neurosurgery.
    • So Oft It Chances in Particular Men
      5/21/62
      8.6
      Casey defers to a psychiatrist when an accident victim suffers an unexplained mental collapse.
    • Dispel the Black Cyclone That Shakes the Throne
      11/27/63
      8.6
      An aging diva pins her hopes of continuing her operatic career on a dangerous eye operation - which is opposed by cynical secretary.
    • One Nation Indivisible
      One Nation Indivisible
      Season 3 - Episode 21
      1/29/64
      8.6
      Casey initiates a nationwide search on behalf of a 10-year-old accident victim who may die unless she receives several pints of her rare blood.
    • The Bark of a Three-Headed Hound
      The Bark of a Three-Headed Hound
      Season 3 - Episode 23
      2/12/64
      8.6
      Two men confined to the same hospital room and in love with the same woman make a wager on who will survive.
    • A Falcon's Eye, a Lion's Heart, and a Girl's Hand
      2/26/64
      8.6
      Casey is summoned before the hospital board of inquiry for permitting an unlicensed doctor to perform surgery during an emergency.
    • Monument to an Aged Hunter
      Monument to an Aged Hunter
      Season 1 - Episode 24
      3/19/62
      8.6
      Casey has prescribed a new antibiotic to save the life of patient Robert Stanton. But the drug is still extremely scarce and the only supply is located in Belgium.
    • My Enemy is a Bright Green Sparrow
      My Enemy is a Bright Green Sparrow
      Season 2 - Episode 29
      4/29/63
      8.6
      Staff psychiatrist Louise Chapelle has skid row patient Robert Anderson transferred to her care - but his revelations under narcosynthesis disturb her profoundly.
    • Francini? Who is Francini?
      Francini? Who is Francini?
      Season 5 - Episode 7
      10/25/65
      8.6
      Casey turns detective when everything from a flower pot to a TV vanishes from his ward.
    • My Good Friend Krikor
      My Good Friend Krikor
      Season 1 - Episode 9
      11/27/61
      8.6
      Orderly Nick Kanavaris' good friend Krikor Dakopian is committed by his family to the psychiatric ward. Dr. Casey, however, thinks the ailment is likely to be responsive to neurosurgery.
    • The Importance Of Being 65937
      The Importance Of Being 65937
      Season 5 - Episode 10
      11/15/65
      8.6
      A haughty and friendless police officer uses a fictitious name to check into the hospital, concerned that he may lose his job if his illness is known.
    • I Hear America Singing
      I Hear America Singing
      Season 2 - Episode 11
      12/10/62
      8.5
      A drunk salesman tries to talk a disabled woman out of filing a law suit against him after he runs over her with his car.
    • Fire in a Sacred Fruit Tree
      Fire in a Sacred Fruit Tree
      Season 3 - Episode 11
      11/20/63
      8.4
      Intern Richard Connell's girlfriend is shaken by two reports: she's pregnant, and she's suffering from a brain tumor.
    • A Cardinal Act Of Mercy (pt 2)
      A Cardinal Act Of Mercy (pt 2)
      Season 2 - Episode 16
      1/21/63
      8.4
      Dr Zorba uncovers Faith's secret, that she is visiting a drug addict's pusher for him after Zorba refuses him any more morphine shots.
    • Light Up the Dark Corners
      Light Up the Dark Corners
      Season 3 - Episode 9
      11/6/63
      8.4
      A nurse fights her growing affection for a sea captain suffering from terminal cancer.
    • A Boy is Standing Outside the Door
      A Boy is Standing Outside the Door
      Season 4 - Episode 14
      1/4/65
      8.3
      A teenage cerebral-palsy victim is pushed toward the breaking point by his family's conflicting attitudes toward his illness.
    • Where Does the Boomerang Go?
      Where Does the Boomerang Go?
      Season 4 - Episode 15
      1/11/65
      8.3
      An expatriate Australian veterinarian has a penchant for telling tall tales and doling out gratuitous medical advice.
    • The Echo of a Silent Cheer (2)
      The Echo of a Silent Cheer (2)
      Season 3 - Episode 7
      10/23/63
      8.3
      Conclusion. David Masterson sues County General, claiming that Casey's "unauthorized" operation on his son caused permanent paralysis.
    • Six Impossible Things Before Breakfast
      11/13/63
      8.3
      While under sedation, a patient tells Maggie that he is a murderer.
    • But Linda Only Smiled
      But Linda Only Smiled
      Season 1 - Episode 2
      10/9/61
      8.3
      Young Cathy Reed is rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment after an auto accident. Casey prepares a blood transfusion, but her stubborn mother won't consent because of her own beliefs.
    • This Wild, Wild, Wild Waltzing World
      12/14/64
      8.2
      A disabled woman saved from suicide is pulled from despair and self-pity by a lonely puppeteer.
    • Why Did the Day Go Backwards?
      Why Did the Day Go Backwards?
      Season 5 - Episode 13
      12/6/65
      8.2
      The acting chief of neurosurgery suffers a stroke - just after firing Casey.
    • Pull The Wool Over Your Eyes, Here Comes The Cold Wind Of Truth
      A couple of patients are specialists in diagnosing their own ailments as well as wallowing in self pity, and Ben Casey lands right in the middle.
    • Three Li'l Lambs
      Three Li'l Lambs
      Season 4 - Episode 25
      3/29/65
      8.2
      Casey must tailor his approach to the individual problems of each of three neurosurgeons placed in his charge.
    • When Givers Prove Unkind
      When Givers Prove Unkind
      Season 5 - Episode 11
      11/22/65
      8.2
      Alec Bateman makes a large contribution to the hospital - with strings attached.
    • Victory Wears a Cruel Smile
      Victory Wears a Cruel Smile
      Season 1 - Episode 19
      2/12/62
      8.2
      Casey becomes the target of a lawsuit when he publicly brands a staff physician unfit to practice medicine.
    • Hang No Hats on Dreams
      Hang No Hats on Dreams
      Season 2 - Episode 31
      5/13/63
      8.2
      Casey runs head-on into the problem of medical quackery when one of his colleagues seeks treatment from a charlatan.
    • Lullaby for Billy Dignan
      Lullaby for Billy Dignan
      Season 2 - Episode 30
      5/6/63
      8.2
      An adopted child requires a series of major operations.
    • In Case Of Emergency, Cry Havoc!
      In Case Of Emergency, Cry Havoc!
      Season 5 - Episode 16
      1/6/66
      8.2
      Casey is running out of time trying to convince a woman that her husband is in dire need of a life saving surgery, and not using a new miracle drug she has heard about.
    • Meantime, We Shall Express Our Darker Purpose
      1/20/66
      8.2
      Doctor Ben Casey is stuck in the middle of pressure coming from a driver accused of a hit and run accident, a juvenile delinquent and a priest, all with their own agendas.
    • Of All Save Pain Bereft
      Of All Save Pain Bereft
      Season 2 - Episode 7
      11/12/62
      8.2
      A man with amnesia attempts to put his past back together leading up to surgery that could restore his memory totally...or not.
    • A Pleasant Thing for the Eyes
      A Pleasant Thing for the Eyes
      Season 1 - Episode 27
      4/16/62
      8.2
      A Japanese girl, blinded in a fire, responds poorly to treatment until she's taken under the wing of a warmhearted orderly.
    • The Light that Loses, the Night that Wins
      1/1/64
      8.2
      A neurosurgeon is tormented by self-doubt and a recurring nightmare.
    • Then I, and You, and All of Us Fall Down
      11/1/65
      8.2
      A famed missionary is brought to the hospital with symptoms that completely baffle the pathologists.
    • But Who Shall Beat the Drums?
      But Who Shall Beat the Drums?
      Season 4 - Episode 3
      9/28/64
      8.2
      After years of study, a graduate student is determined to prevent a critical illness from postponing his doctoral exams.
    • Then, Suddenly, Panic
      Then, Suddenly, Panic
      Season 5 - Episode 26
      3/21/66
      8.2
      After a patient is paralyzed by a surgical procedure, a normally enthusiastic dancer becomes extremely fearful when she faces that same surgery.
    • Eulogy in Four Flats
      Eulogy in Four Flats
      Season 4 - Episode 24
      3/22/65
      8.2
      Feeling obliged to his parents, a neurosurgeon considers abandoning his specialty for a lucrative general practice.
    • August is the Month Before Christmas
      9/14/64
      8.2
      Leila Farr becomes strangely evasive about her son's medical history after an injury reveals that his blood doesn't clot normally. Also, Casey operates on a 28-year-old woman who has been in a coma for 15 years, a story that will be continued through the next four episodes.
    • From Sutter's Crick...and Beyond Farewell
      5/10/65
      8.2
      An aging charlatan is the only person who can reach a little orphan who has withdrawn into a world of silence.
    • For a Just Man Falleth Seven Times
      For a Just Man Falleth Seven Times
      Season 3 - Episode 32
      4/15/64
      8.2
      Thomas Hardin wants to enjoy life for a change, but his medical chart indicates he may have only a few hours to live.
    • Make Me the First American
      Make Me the First American
      Season 3 - Episode 30
      4/1/64
      8.2
      A stoic Indian with a painful terminal ailment becomes a symbol of courage to a young man resisting lifesaving surgery.
    • Onions and Mustard Seed Will Make Her Weep
      3/25/64
      8.2
      Casey is having trouble with a patient's hysterical wife.
    • If There Were Dreams to Sell
      If There Were Dreams to Sell
      Season 3 - Episode 5
      10/9/63
      7.9
      A negligent mother, a sickly grandfather and an absent father all weigh heavily on an 11-year-old girl.
    • Twenty-Six Ways To Spell Heartbreak, A, B, C, D ...
      A violent third grade student almost kills his teacher and it's now in Casey's hands to find the cause.
    • La Vie, La Vie Intérieure
      La Vie, La Vie Intérieure
      Season 2 - Episode 28
      4/22/63
      7.8
      A singer refuses to let an inoperable brain tumor prevent her from fulfilling a concert commitment.
    • A Short Biographical Sketch of James Tuttle Peabody, M.D.
      Although he's still an intern, Jimmy Peabody is raising funds to finance a medical clinic of his own, and one of the sources he's depending on is wealthy Adam Garrett, an elderly patient at County General.
    • A Rambling Discourse on Egyptian Water Clocks
      2/1/65
      7.8
      Casey's patient is a walking encyclopedia of knowledge about almost everything except what's wrong with his marriage.
    • Behold a Pale Horse
      Behold a Pale Horse
      Season 1 - Episode 21
      2/26/62
      7.6
      Aftering receiving the diagnosis that her husband hasn't long to live, she begs Casey to do all he can.
    • Little Drops of Water, Little Grains of Sand
      10/30/63
      7.6
      Casey probes conditions in a nearby factory after a worker is hospitalized with symptoms that point to lead poisoning.
    • Goodbye to Blue Elephants and Such
      Goodbye to Blue Elephants and Such
      Season 3 - Episode 22
      2/5/64
      7.5
      A rape victim feigns a memory blackout: she fears that the truth will cause a rift with her fiancé.
    • Where Did All the Roses Go?
      Where Did All the Roses Go?
      Season 5 - Episode 23
      2/21/66
      7.5
      Vivian Bennett was an efficient nurse at County General - until her daughter came to the hospital as a student nurse.
    • A Little Fun to Match the Sorrow
      A Little Fun to Match the Sorrow
      Season 4 - Episode 22
      3/8/65
      7.3
      Casey takes a dim view of a new resident physician, Dr.Green, an irrepressible clown preparing to enter neurosurgery.
    • The Return of Ben Casey
      The Return of Ben Casey
      Season 6 - Episode 1
      3/1/88
      7.2
      Dr. Casey returns for an encore in the operating theater at County General after twenty-five years and Vietnam and marriage and divorce.