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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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Histories is a first season episode of House which first aired on February 8, 2005. Wilson is convinced a homeless Jane Doe in the emergency room has a real illness, but Foreman is convinced she’s faking symptoms to stay in the hospital. House takes the case just to spite Foreman, but even when they find who she is and what’s wrong with her, the treatment makes her worse.

As its title suggests, the episode focuses on the importance of the medical history, one of House's favorite diagnostic tools. The episode explores the technique in several distinct ways from how interns are trained to what is expected of a sub-specialist dealing with a difficult case. Although the episode emphasizes the need for formal medical records, it also stresses the importance of going beyond what's "in the file" and looking at all relevant information regarding the patient's personal history as well.

The episode also examines the need for compassion in medical treatment. It partly does this by simultaneously doing character development and developing a backstory for both Eric Foreman and James Wilson. In addition to teaching diagnostic technique in this episode, House appears to be using the case to deliberately get under Foreman's skin. In the beginning, it seems House's motives are solely to learn more about Foreman, but towards the end it also appears clear that House is reminding Foreman about what he tried to teach him from day one - when working on a case put aside all your assumptions. Instead, use observation and deduction to find clues that will lead you to the right answer. By the end, Foreman has grown as a doctor, but also as a character within the show.


The woman begs to be taken into a rave party, but doesn't have the money. She pleads to find a man named James, and the doorman agrees. She is confused by the flashing lights, repeatedly calling James. A woman helps her find him, but kisses her. Another woman pushes her aside and police raid the party. She knocks over the policeman arresting the woman who pushed the gay woman aside, and falls to the floor, having a seizure. She is taken to Princeton-Plainsboro where she is admitted as a Jane Doe.

Wilson tells Foreman that although they suspected her condition was a drug overdose, her tox screen was clean. Foreman believes she might have a mental illness. They examine the patient and Foreman feels that she is faking symptoms. The patient has a seizure which turns out to be the result of low blood sugar. She is also displaying a twitch and can't remember who she is. Foreman still feels that she's faking it and wants to discharge her.



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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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