- First Broadcast
House's team: Dr. Robert Chase (Jesse Spencer), Dr. Eric Foreman (Omar Epps), and Dr. Allison Cameron (Jennifer Morrison).
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- February 8, 2005
- Writer / Director
- Joel Thompson / Daniel Attias
- The patient
- A homeless woman who draws comic books about James and Mr. Fury.
- How House gets involved
- Wilson asks Foreman for help and when Foreman thinks at first that she is faking and afterwards that she is a diabetic who OD'd on her own insulin, Wilson goes to House. When Wilson says, he just wants her to get some medical attention, House says, "That's not even close to being true. Something else. Something personal. Give me the file. Looks like this will be fun."
- The mis-diagnoses
- Foreman thinks she is faking (which in part turns out to be true), then they discover that she has ovarian cancer but that doesn't turn out to be her big problem.
- The privacy invasion / major ethical breach
- None really. House sends Foreman to find out what he can about her but her hovel, filled with bats isn't her actual property so there isn't much of an invasion.
- The final diagnosis
- Rabies. Although, she also had the previously discovered ovarian cancer. After the final diagnosis, Foreman and Wilson find out the she was driving the car that killed her husband and son.
- The clinic patient(s)
- House claims he is too sick to work in the clinic so Cuddy insists he teach two students how to take patient histories. He sends them off and when they come back with different histories for the same patient, he investigates and finds a young woman with no memory: Korsakoff's syndrome.
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