Adoring preteen son Zach and his mother find Jeff in his car, attempting suicide. He's been suffering with intolerable pain for three years. Finding the cause proves elusive. House also has a leg pain in addition to some domestic troubles. Written by
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Whenever Cuddy talks about her appointment with DYFS (Division of Youth and Family Services), she calls it D-Y-F-S, pronouncing each letter of the acronym. The administrator of a New Jersey hospital, or anyone else that deals with that state agency, would refer to it as "Dye-fiss," as if the letters spell an actual name. See more
In a double blind test, the doctor who conducts it is given a number of samples identified, in most cases, by numbers or letter-digit combinations. Neither the personnel performing the experiment, nor the patients know who gets the drug and who gets only the placebo; it is revealed after the experimental part has concluded and the results are processed statistically. This ensures that the experimenting personnel or patients themselves have no possibility of altering the result of the experiment. Considering how double blind test is shown in this episode, it is certain the writers have marginal (at best) knowledge how it actually is conducted in reality. See more
Dr. Chris Taub
Sane people don't attempt suicide.
Dr. Lawrence Kutner
Not ever? So if you were being burned at the stake, and someone gave you a gun?
Dr. Chris Taub
I'd shoot the guys with the torches.
References Singin' in the Rain
I Still Care for You
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