I rarely watch the show House. Sorry. I see medical stuff all day so I am not very enthusiastic about seeing it again at night. Then again, House doesn't really portray what I do. I understand that if they don't entertain the audience then their show will sink. With that in mind they take liberties with the facts and embellish what House, the doctor, is able to do. Fine. Marc Siegel is an associate professor of medicine at NYU Langone Medical Center and wrote about the House finale in the LA Times. Check it out. He talks about an amputation without anesthesia, a cardiac arrest, a compartment syndrome and a fat embolism that occurred all in one patient and she was only 25 years old! Oh yeah, a crane fell on her causing all this. You've never? The twenty-five years olds that I see as patients have multiple comorbidities, too. I just had someone with obesity, hypertension, diabetes, tinea cruris, and halitosis. I guess that wouldn't make for good TV, though.
Anyway, there is one reason I do like the show. Check out the picture of one of the dudes from House. Yes, he is reading the Placebo Journal. No, the image is not manipulated but I did add the comparison picture on the top right. This makes me famous, right? I didn't think so. Back to the patients with halitosis and diabetes for me.