Ben Casey - Season 1

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  • When You See an Evil Man
    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.
  • 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.
  • An Uncommonly Innocent Killing
    5/7/62
    9.4
    Casey comes under fire when he tries to shield a patient who accidentally killed a man.
  • Preferably, the Less-Used Arm
    4/30/62
    9.4
    A speechless smallpox patient can't give Casey the names of the people he may have infected.
  • And Eve Wore a Veil of Tears
    4/23/62
    9.3
    Casey tries to pull a successful career woman from her private world of hypochondria and self-pity.
  • A Pleasant Thing for the Eyes
    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.
  • Among Others a Girl Named Abilene
    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
    3/26/62
    9.4
    Casey has his hands full with Liza Bowers, a charity-ward patient who insists she's a wealthy socialite.
  • Monument to an Aged Hunter
    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.
  • To a Grand and Natural Finale
    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.
  • For the Ladybug, One Dozen Roses
    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.
  • Behold a Pale Horse
    Behold a Pale Horse
    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.
  • Odyssey of a Proud Suitcase
    2/19/62
    9.8
    Casey suspects that a patient is malingering to avoid prosecution.
  • Victory Wears a Cruel Smile
    2/12/62
    8.2
    Casey becomes the target of a lawsuit when he publicly brands a staff physician unfit to practice medicine.
  • Give My Hands an Epitaph
    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.
  • Big Trouble with Charlie
    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
    1/22/62
    9.6
    A doctor is seriously disturbed by his wife's overemotional attitude toward their retarded son.
  • Imagine a Long, Bright Corridor
    1/15/62
    9.6
    Casey is assigned to the admitting ward, run by a super-efficient and overbearing nurse
  • A Memory of Candy Stripes
    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
    Episode 13
    1/1/62
    9.4
    An expectant mother learns she has a brain tumor.
  • A Dark Night for Billy Harris
    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.
  • A Certain Time, a Certain Darkness
    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.
  • The Sweet Kiss of Madness
    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.
  • My Good Friend Krikor
    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.
  • Pavane for a Gentle Lady
    11/20/61
    9.3
    Casey disputes the diagnosis of a pediatrician that a patient requires brain surgery.
  • A Few Brief Lines for Dave
    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.
  • The Sound of Laughter
    11/6/61
    9.4
    Tony Romano, a struggling nightclub comic, suffers a cranial seizure. Dr. Casey operates, but Tony is left a paraplegic.
  • An Expensive Glass of Water
    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.
  • I Remember a Lemon Tree
    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.
  • The Insolent Heart
    The Insolent Heart
    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.
  • But Linda Only Smiled
    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.
  • To The Pure
    To The Pure
    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