House M.D.: Season 1, Episode 9

DNR (1 Feb. 2005)

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A famous jazz trumpeter, diagnosed with ALS, signs a DNR form, but because House believes the diagnosis wrong, he breaks the law by resuscitating him.

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John Henry Giles
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A famous and paralyzed jazz musician has trouble breathing and passes out during a session, but it is his unexplained paralysis that concerns him most. The team's job is made more complicated by a DNR order that House thinks is a mistake. Clinic Cases: A diabetic man in denial. Written by Jaxotea

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When John Henry's manager is on the elevator, she carries an authentic bag from the Princeton Record Exchange. The Princeton Record Exchange is a popular music resale shop in Princeton, New Jersey. House MD takes place at the fictional Princeton Plainsboro Hospital. See more »

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When John Henry Giles collapses in the recording studio, his Trilby hat is briefly seen falling to the ground as his trumpet drops to his side. However in the next shot as his assistant goes to assist him, his hat is still on his head. See more »

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Dr. Robert Chase: But if we stop everything, he'll get worse.
Dr. Gregory House: True. Then we'll add our medications back one at a time. If he gets better then we'll have our answer.
Dr. Allison Cameron: And if he doesn't get better?
Dr. Gregory House: Then we're in trouble. Not as much as he is. I suppose that's your point.
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References Matlock (1986) See more »

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What A Wonderful World
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Written by Bob Thiele & George David Weiss
Performed by Louis Armstrong
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Taking things in hand
3 April 2006 | by (Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Two things stand out in my mind regarding this episode: House finally taking matters into his own hands to save a stricken musician's life (see exactly what happens for yourself). And House and the musician together at the end, trading jibes in a heartwarming and very funny manner (again, see exactly what happens for yourself). The clinic stuff is pretty outrageous, including a diabetic in denial whom House dresses down so viciously I wouldn't have been at all amazed if the guy had filed a lawsuit. "DNR" also is one of those rare episodes where House learns a thing or two about human relationships the hard way, thanks to the patient.


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