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House, also known as House, M.D., was a critically-acclaimed American medical drama television series created by David Shore and executively produced by film director Bryan Singer. The Emmy and Peabody award-winning medical drama debuted on the FOX Network on November 16, 2004, and aired its last episode on May 21, 2012.
For eight years the show brought in people from around the globe, bringing intrigue and mystery in the form of unusual medical cases in a vein reminiscent of the mysteries solved by Sherlock Holmes. Furthermore, these cases were the catalyst for the discussion of philosophical and ethical issues and decisions, a lot of which were not left with a clear victor, but all of which revealed more and more of the character of each of the different doctors that comprised the team each year. In the end, while the team didn't completely understand (or appreciate) House's methods fully, the show gives a final hurrah as each of the members walks away with something they realize was the right thing to do after all. Although the mantra "Everybody Lies" is proven over and over again, the concept that "people never change, they only come up with better lies" is tested up until the last moments as the characters (and the show) drive off into an adventure left to the imagination.
Everything is challenged, nothing is sacred, and the most profound revelations of life can be found within the 172 hours of television given over the course of the eight seasons of pill-popping, dripping sarcasm, dark humor, and intelligent storytelling ever to grace the small screen of the living room (or large screen, if that may be the case, but then...everybody lies). This wiki is intended for your perusal to catch up, read, make new or more complete connections on various subject matter, or perhaps relive the funny if outrageous times given to us by actor Hugh Laurie and company.
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Dr. Ezra Powell was a character from the episode "Informed Consent". He was a 71-year-old research scientist who loses consciousness while working in his laboratory. Powell is depicted as a famous and prolific scientist who helped develop the protocol for the stress test and the standard diagnostic language for chest pains. He is portrayed by Academy Award winning actor Joel Grey.
Ezra has been in and out of hospitals for over a year describing difficulty breathing, fatigue and periods where he lost consciousness, but his previous doctors have been unable to diagnose or treat him. Earlier, he had a minor melanoma removed and surgery for cataracts.
Ezra was brought to Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital when he collapsed while performing experiments on rats in his laboratory to further his research on cancer. He suffered a minor facial laceration on his lip when one of the loose rats took the opportunity to bite him while he was unconscious. Dr. House took his case and advised his team that the patient was suffering from minor tremors and difficulty breathing. His blood oxygen level was very low and his lungs were full of fluid. Dr. Chase was sure it was a problem with the heart, such as amyloidosis. However, Dr. Foreman thought it might be lung difficulties from breathing toxins in laboratories. Dr. Chase pointed out the chest x-ray was clean, but Dr. Foreman pointed out the patient's EKG was also normal. Dr. House suspected that the treatment they were giving him was masking the patient's symptoms. He ordered a stress test. However, Dr. Chase pointed out that for a patient of Ezra's age, overstressing the heart or lungs could be fatal. Dr. House realized the risks but ordered the test anyway.
Dr. Cameron prepared Ezra for the test as he described his role in creating the protocol. However, he could not raise his heart rate to the target of 130 bpm without running out of breath. They realized the patient could not complete the test.
However, when they brought the failure to Dr. House, he insisted that they try again. Dr. Cameron said the patient was in pain because of fluid in his lungs, so this time he directed her to suction the fluid before the test. When Dr. Cameron and Dr. Chase performed the suction, Ezra told her that he realized they were trying to find out if it was his heart or lungs and that he was betting on both. Given his numerous hospital stays, he was likely just old and getting sick. They tried the test again, but again he could not complete it. Dr. Cameron informed Dr. House again, who again insisted on the test, this time on a hand driven treadmill. This time Dr. House observed the test. When Ezra again failed to complete it, Dr. House injected him with epinephrine. Dr. Cameron objected, but Dr. Powell agreed with the course of action. His heart rate started to go up to the target of 130. However, the EKG was still normal, which seemed to rule out a heart problem. Dr. Cameron went to stabilize the patient, but instead he asked her to inject the rest of the epinephrine, asking her to kill him. ....
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- House: "Is this hell? An eternity of people trying to convince me to live?"
- Cameron: "Who says I'm here to convince you to live?"
- ―Cameron's hallucination appears in Everybody Dies
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