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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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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1 February 2005 (USA)  »

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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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John Henry Giles: [to House] I know that limp. I know the empty ring finger. And that obsessive nature of yours, that's a big secret. You don't risk jail and your career to save somebody doesn't want to be saved unless you got something, anything... one thing. The reason normal people got wives and kids and hobbies, whatever, that's because they ain't got that one thing that, that hits them that hard and that true. I got music. You got this. The thing you think about all the time. Thing that keeps you south of ...
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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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