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Other people's contributions that lead to House's revelations, inconsistencies at the Hospital, Chase's desire to please House,
and the extraordinary things in between.

Monday, January 22, 2007


So because all I know about medicine is from watching House, I can't tell you any of the medical inconsistencies. However, there is this fantastic little book I own called "The Medical Science of House M.D" that is quite informative if you are as completely medically challenged as I am. I suggest everyone read it, if not just for the chance to spot mistakes in it. (For example on page ix it says Dan from "Paternity" was a rugby player. He was in fact a lacrosse player). However I'm not here to criticize the wonderful book by Andrew Holtz, and I suggest everyone buy it through this fantastic site! However, onward we go!

In "All In", it is made clear numerous times that House has memorized Ester's file. However, when he spells it on the white board, he spells it Esther. The sticker on the file he pulls out clearly reads Ester, as do the subtitles on the DVD from the Season Two box set. Wouldn't someone who has taken as extreme an interest in this case as House be able to spell her name right? A possible explanation pointed out to me was that the file could have been a copy of the unofficial file as House wouldn't have been allowed to keep the official file. It was assumed that the file label had a typo. This does explain a lot and I therefore fully embrace this theory, and scold the people with the label maker.

Also, his parking space changes between the episodes. In "Mob Rules", when he is looking for his car (and discovers the Mustang), he is in a parking garage. Then, in "Daddy's Boy", there are at least two (off of the top of my head) shots of House's bike being outside in a parking space. Later, in other episodes such as "Lines in the Sand", and "Cane and Able" his bike is parked in a parking garage again. I am no expert on how hospitals are run, but are people really allowed two parking spaces- one outside and one inside. I kind of doubt that, but then again I take pride in only being in the hospital as a patient at birth!

Another (more obvious mistake) is that his birthday was clearly around December in "The Socratic Method", but in "No Reason", his birthday (on the I.D. tag on his wrist) said his birthday was in June, which David Shore verifies in the commentary by stating that it was Hugh's birthday used there. It could be excused because it was in fact a hallucination, but wouldn't someone as observant as House notice they had his birthday wrong?

None of these are major but still, they are large enough where someone as obsessive as me gets annoyed. Any Comments, Questions, or Concerns are welcome and appreciated.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007

Brief outline of 'The Diagnostic Team at Work'

So I was going to begin with a "Hello sick people" introduction but then I realised someone else already did so on this and I don't want to be a copy cat so I figured I would just introduce this blog. Boring yes, but hey...

So here are some of the topics I plan to venture into:

>How often has Chase agreed with House and how does House or others react to these supporting comments from Chase? When was the first time we saw indications of this behavior from him? And how does this behavior relate to Chase's need to please House with answers, etc.? This should be an interesting one, mapping out a timeline of Chase during the reign of House's major threats, i.e. Vogler and Vogler 2.o.

>Listing what extraordinary things House has done to diagnose and save his patients. Again, an interesting one I wager. I am interested in also adding House's relationship to the patient into how far he is willing to go. Like it or not, there are some patients he bonds with, in his own House-y way.

>How does House solve the cases? In what cases do the other doctors come up with solutions, information that House didn't have before that? There is of course, as of 'Finding Judas', Chase's laser pointer revelation, but when do the ducklings suggest something that House builds off of.

And some topics I plan to briefly touch:

> Inconsistancies (Not medically)
> Running gags (Some minor things that come back in later episodes)

If any of these topics interest you then feel free to contribute, if you have something you want to want me to cover feel free, so basically Questions, comments, and concerns are welcome, and I look forward to being a part of this fantastic website.


Monday, January 1, 2007

Initial Welcome from the Editors at House MD Guide

We look forward to learning about:
Other people's contributions that lead to House's revelations, inconsistencies at the Hospital, Chase's desire to please House, and the extraordinary things in between