Confident second-year resident Pratt wants to prove his abilities when he works the graveyard shift (11 p.m. to 7 a.m.), but his heroics sometimes backfire. Pratt shows contempt for a man, Ed Gamble (PAUL CASSELL), who presents no symptoms of disease but temporarily loses his speech. Written by
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Pratt refers to an obscure diagnosis as a "zebra". This is a reference to a popular medical school adage about considering common diagnoses before considering obscure ones: "When you hear hoof-beats behind you, think horses, not zebras." (The saying originated with Dr. Theodore Woodward at the University of Maryland, who originally said simply, "Don't look for zebras on Greene Street," referring to the street in Baltimore where the University of Maryland Medical Center is.) See more
Pratt, Hampton called from GI. She's not going to see the quarter kid until morning, but she plans on seeing Romano first.
Dr. Gregory Pratt
Is that all she said?
No, actually, she said you're an asshole, too. Night!
References Clifford the Big Red Dog