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About House, M.D.

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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Nate

Nate Harrison is the title character and patient in the Season 3 episode The Jerk. He is portrayed by actor Nick Lane.

Medical History

Nate was a vegetarian most of his life, but has recently started eating meat. Since reaching adolescence, he has become very obnoxious with everyone, including his mother. He is constantly getting into fights with other boys his age and has many scrapes, bruises and aches from these encounters.

Case History

Nate was brought to Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital when, during a speed chess tournament, he suddenly struck out at the other player, then collapsed with a severe headache.

Dr. Chase examined Nate, who still had head pain although it was less severe. Dr. Chase asked Nate if he had any problem concentrating in school, but he denied it. Dr. Chase suggested a parasite and asked if Nate ate sushi, but his mother said he didn't eat much fish, but had recently started eating meat. She described no recent changes in his behavior, but noted that he had developed an obnoxious personality since he became a teenager.

Dr. Chase referred the case to Dr. House, and wrote the first symptoms on the whiteboard - rage and head pain. Dr. Allison Cameron noted that Nate had other pain, but Dr. Chase put this down to numerous bruises from fighting. There was no sign of head trauma, the scans showed no frontal lobe tumor, and his tox screen was clean. Dr. Foreman suggested an adrenal gland tumor, which could account for the symptoms. However, Dr. House said the adrenal gland tumor wouldn't explain his personality. Dr. Foreman put down Nate's personality down to being a teenager, but Dr. House thought the personality issues were too extreme. He suggested cluster headaches, and that Nate had probably suffered from them for years. However, they still had to find an underlying cause, but it was most likely a vascular problem. Dr. Foreman said cluster headaches would cause swelling around the eyes, but Dr. House countered that the swelling would have gone down if he had taken ibuprofen for the headaches. Dr. Cameron pointed out that cluster headaches are usually treated with steroids, and that Nate had already been given those with no improvement. Dr. House believed another approach was called for and ordered blood thinners and transcranial magnetic stimulation. Dr. Foreman agreed to treat the patient. Dr. Foreman assured Nate that the magnetic stimulation was safe, but should treat his head pain. Nate asked for help with his other pain, but Dr. Foreman told him he was already on painkillers. Nate suggested Dr. Foreman tell his "homies" to stop beating him up. ....

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