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TV: Series Premiere of “Ben Casey” tonight on ABC

Oct. 2, 1961 - On tonight's series premiere of medical drama "Ben Casey," Dr. Casey (Vince Edwards) is introduced as a brilliant but headstrong neurosurgeon at County General Hospital. When a young boy is admitted with a serious illness, Dr. Casey recommends a series of operations that could cure him. When the senior doctors at the hospital refuse to let him operate, he ignores them and goes directly to the boy's mother. 10 p.m. on #ABC.


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