Pretty 29-year-old kindergarten teacher Rebecca Adler collapses one morning as she teaches her young students, babbling incoherently and unintelligibly. When her physicians cannot diagnose her, Rebecca is sent to Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital (PPH) in New Jersey to consult with the foremost diagnostician in America, Dr. Gregory House. House's small team of young specialists perform all of the initial testing, including the taking of patient histories, performing environmental studies at her classroom and, by breaking and entering, her home. House firmly believes that everybody lies. He jokes that Rebecca might be running a meth lab in her basement, so he does not want her team to ask her for her house keys. No meth lab is found but there is pork in her refrigerator. Rebecca questions the fact that she has met Dr. Eric Foreman, Dr. Allison Cameron and Dr. Robert Chase (House's entire team), PPH hospital administrator Dr. Lisa Cuddy, and Dr. James Wilson, PPH oncologist and ...Written by
House is revealed to have developed an addiction to the pain medication Vicodin, and reveals that his limp was the result of an infarction. See more »
It is shown that steroids initially relieve symptoms of neurocysticerocis followed by worsening. House says that it is due to dead worms causing inflammation for which he gives albendazole (which is in fact used to kill the worm). In reality, what happens is when albendazole is administered it causes death of worms which may worsen symptoms and needs steroids to relieve symptoms. Here it is shown exactly opposite. See more »
[to the pharmacist; about to play a trick on a patient]
Dr. Gregory House:
I need thirty-six Vicodin and change for a dollar.
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A slightly longer version of this episode (with about 4 minutes of extra material) was distributed free with various magazines as a promo for the series. See more »
Someone should have said this show shouldn't fly ... too bad because all we ever got was week after week after week of the same old garbage ... i don't know what fans saw in this crap but it wasn't good writing
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