House M.D. vs. Reality: Fact and Fiction in the Hit Television Series

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Solve the puzzles of TV's smartest doctor.

Brilliant diagnostician Gregory House solves puzzles every day-using not just his vast medical knowledge but his razor-sharp instincts about human behavior. This new volume explores some of the questions raised by the hit TV drama-and does the detective work to get the answers.

For any fascinated fan, it's a compelling journey into the real-world medicine behind the ...

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Overview

Solve the puzzles of TV's smartest doctor.

Brilliant diagnostician Gregory House solves puzzles every day-using not just his vast medical knowledge but his razor-sharp instincts about human behavior. This new volume explores some of the questions raised by the hit TV drama-and does the detective work to get the answers.

For any fascinated fan, it's a compelling journey into the real-world medicine behind the captivating cases of Dr. House.

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Every week, ill-tempered diagnostician Dr. Gregory House puts his reputation and his patients' lives on the line on one of television's most popular shows with laser-sharp conclusions that silence critics even as they are reviving victims of the latest rare medical rarity; but how much of his medical detective work actually stands up against close scientific scrutiny? Answering that question, House, M.D. vs. Reality tells tales that might complicate scriptwriters' lives, but will keep readers interested in real-life medicine both entertained and illuminated.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780425238936
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 3/1/2011
  • Pages: 258
  • Sales rank: 957,823
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Andrew Holtz, MPH, is a health journalist. A former CNN medical correspondent—and co-anchor for the Your Health program—he now works as a freelancer covering health and medicine. Holtz earned a Master of Public Health degree in the Oregon MPH program. He received his BA from Stanford University where he majored in broadcast communication and minored in physics. He is a board member and past president of the Association of Health Care Journalists.

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