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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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Autopsy on the dead baby S01E04
Maternity

Maternity is a 1st season episode of House which first aired on December 7, 2004. When a newborn has a seizure and another newborn becomes ill, House believes an epidemic is spreading through the hospital. Cuddy dismisses the suggestion until other babies show up with the same symptoms. House and his team race against time to diagnose the illness, but the choices they have to make may be lethal to some of the newborns if their diagnosis is incorrect.

This episode, the fourth in the series, is the first to break away from what has always seemed to be the standard format of "patient of the week". It reminds us that other episodes that didn't follow this format are, in fact, quite common in the series and that the writers and producers were not afraid, even very early on, to try something new.

It's also the first episode to bring up another issue that was later explored in All In, Kids and Meaning - House seeing a medical mystery that no-one else sees and everyone else believing House has seen something that's not there. Later, we learn that House has a history of looking for zebras when all that's there is a horse and making the patient suffer for it. It's also the first time Cuddy shows that she often has to be reminded how good House is.

As for the development of other characters, Cameron is put front and center here and House soon figures out that she has lost someone to illness. It's only revealed later in the series who that person is and how it further complicates her character.

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The parents of a newborn are discussing what to call her when the baby starts spitting up, even though she hasn't eaten. They call the obstetrician to examine her, and he realizes the baby is having a seizure. She is soon taken to intensive care.

House is diagnosing the problems on a medical drama when Dr. Lim comes in. Dr. Lim and another doctor start talking about the fact their newborn patients both had a seizure although they were both healthy at birth. House leaves the room. He goes to intensive care and finds two babies with similar symptoms, although the first has been diagnosed with a bowel obstruction and the second with an undiagnosed fever. He thinks it is a contagious infection. Wilson thinks they have unrelated diseases, but House has an explanation for what differences that they do have and he thinks the “obstruction“ is just air. House goes to Cuddy to ask the two patients be put in isolation. Cuddy thinks the other doctors are right but House is standing by his opinion and says they have an epidemic. However, Cuddy says two sick babies don't prove an epidemic. ....

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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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