Student Brandon Merrell (22) is rushed to ER with seven symptoms. His college girlfriend Mindy fears she caused it by excessively passionate sex. No one syndrome fits all seven, so House postulates the improbable 10,000,000 to one occurrence of two simultaneous rare diseases, each explaining half, but tests not only disprove the theory, the treatments make him much sicker. The poor boy ends up in terrifying total isolation undergoing an agonizing biopsy. House now guesses his original symptom, a mere cough, was accidentally mistreated with gout medicine which caused the other six, but the pill theory hunt proves frustrating, and there is more to discover. Written by
KGF Vissers/edited by statmanjeff
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While waiting for a consult, Dr. House is playing Metroid Zero Mission on his Nintendo Game Boy Advance SP. When Samus, the hero of the game, curls up into a ball in the hands of a larger being, House reacts as if it is "Game Over" and hands the game to the patient. She experiences the same game play/reaction and hands it back to him. Their reactions are not consistent with actual game play: what is occurring on the screen is actually a reward and a step toward completing the game, not a defeat. See more
Dr. Gregory House
You think it's gonna come out on its own? Are we talking bigger than a breadbasket? 'Cause, actually, it will come out on its own, which for small stuff is no problem: it's wrapped up in a nice soft package and plop. Big stuff? You're gonna rip something, which, speaking medically, is when the fun stops.
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Dr. Gregory House
We've been here for half an hour. You haven't sat down; that tells me its location. You haven't told me what it is; that tells me it's humiliating. You have a little birdie ...
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Written by Harry Nilsson
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