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26th Apr '16 12:38:55 PM LaStella
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** Cuddy's not actually any better with any other members of the team(s), but it's much less noticeable since she interacts with them even less than with Foreman.
20th Feb '16 12:04:10 AM GrammarNavi
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** This presumes the hospital would keep checking after the dental records had confirmed identity. The police/EMTs knew House was in the building but didn't know about the other guy. They checked the identity of the corpse, saw it matched House's records, and said it was House. They aren't going to be testing over and over again to make sure.

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** This presumes the hospital would keep checking after the dental records had confirmed identity. The police/EMTs police/[=EMTs=] knew House was in the building but didn't know about the other guy. They checked the identity of the corpse, saw it matched House's records, and said it was House. They aren't going to be testing over and over again to make sure.
13th Feb '16 10:05:30 PM lorgskyegon
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*** That's exactly the point. He's not able to concentrate, making him unable to pull off the genius math skills he otherwise would be able to. And the DXM has made him disassociate - from the world, life, and reality he had before. He wouldn't be able to connect with any of his previous colleagues or friends.
13th Feb '16 10:00:33 PM lorgskyegon
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** Add in that while sickle cell trait doesn't ''exist'' in people with non-tropical (Africa, the Middle East, the Mediterranean, and South Asia) heritage (it's surmised that it was an evolutionary defense against malaria), there is a specific type of hemochromatosis called "African hemochromatosis" and it's only "hereditary hemochromatosis" that is rare among dark-skinned peoples.
13th Feb '16 9:31:58 PM lorgskyegon
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**** Mirror box therapy is still very shaky, especially since it is somewhat of a placebo treatment and requires that the patient believe it was real. Given that House knows exactly how this works, it likely wouldn't work on him. Like a magician not enjoying magic shows because he can tell exactly how it's happening.
18th Jan '16 9:03:37 PM LordQwert
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\n\n\n** Another reason House is a dedicated atheist: Every religion can be looked upon as a giant mystery. The problem is that they're also all UNSOLVABLE mysteries. House is incapable of letting a mystery go without solving it. Being an agnostic would just make that worse. Therefor, the only psychologically stable beliefs he could have is absolute atheism. If he allowed himself the smallest amount of faith, he'd have to figure out the rest or go insane trying.

18th Jan '16 8:50:40 PM LordQwert
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** The choice of DXM as a "dumbing down" agent is really, well... dumb. It doesn't really get you "high" in the sense people normally mean. DXM is a dissociative drug, a type of hallucinogen. First, he wouldn't really be dumber. He'd have trouble concentrating, and his brain would do less subconscious processing of his perceptions. That would just be frustrating long term. Second, and more importantly, its effects would make it MORE difficult for him to connect with another human being. Dissociatives increase your sense of objectivity and distance from the world around you. You dissociate from reality to a degree. An extreme example: a person on a high dose of a dissociative might fail to recognize a pattern of shapes and colors as a person without actual conscious consideration of the picture.
16th Jan '16 5:07:43 PM shamblingdead2
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** It's set up all throughout Season 5, as Foreman helps Thirteen with her Huntington's treatment.
7th Jan '16 1:47:08 PM AdamC
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**** House loves to find the truth, but he also really enjoys twisting things around so that he'll have a win-win situation. Even one that leaves him in agony.
28th Nov '15 11:14:18 AM nombretomado
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* It Just Bugs Me that Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital seems to exist in an alternate reality in which every aspect of the medical profession of this reality doesn't exist. Yes, it is fiction and is allowed to take some liberties for the purpose of the story, but after a certain point it becomes plain stupid. House and his team getting to do pretty much anything they want is the biggest one, but it is occasionally addressed in the series (and on this page) as well as being fairly central to the premise, so it can be overlooked. What is more difficult to ignore is the little things. Like how PPTH, despite Cuddy's repeated concerns about money, apparently has enough funds for its constantly spotless wood highlights and huge glass doors and water decorations. Or how even in the ICU (where the ''entire point'' is the ability to get to patients immediately) or in private rooms (which are supposed to be private) patients' rooms always have automatic sliding glass doors. Or how three/four doctors are qualified and experienced enough to run every test and administer every narcotic in existence, and are able to rattle off the names and symptoms of even the most obscure conditions from memory (House especially has apparently memorised facts about ''everything'' despite almost never reading). That a comedy (''{{Scrubs}}'') is able to depict a hospital more believably is incredibly telling.

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* It Just Bugs Me that Princeton Plainsboro Teaching Hospital seems to exist in an alternate reality in which every aspect of the medical profession of this reality doesn't exist. Yes, it is fiction and is allowed to take some liberties for the purpose of the story, but after a certain point it becomes plain stupid. House and his team getting to do pretty much anything they want is the biggest one, but it is occasionally addressed in the series (and on this page) as well as being fairly central to the premise, so it can be overlooked. What is more difficult to ignore is the little things. Like how PPTH, despite Cuddy's repeated concerns about money, apparently has enough funds for its constantly spotless wood highlights and huge glass doors and water decorations. Or how even in the ICU (where the ''entire point'' is the ability to get to patients immediately) or in private rooms (which are supposed to be private) patients' rooms always have automatic sliding glass doors. Or how three/four doctors are qualified and experienced enough to run every test and administer every narcotic in existence, and are able to rattle off the names and symptoms of even the most obscure conditions from memory (House especially has apparently memorised facts about ''everything'' despite almost never reading). That a comedy (''{{Scrubs}}'') (''Series/{{Scrubs}}'') is able to depict a hospital more believably is incredibly telling.
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