Merhaba hasta insanlar ve onların yakınları! gevezelik etmek istemem, ben Doktor Gregory House; siz bana "Greg" diyebilirsiniz. Bu klinikte çalışan üç doktordan birisiyim. Bu güzellik abidesi doktor Lisa Cuddy. Doctor Cuddy bu hastanenin başkanı, bu yüzden sizinle anlaşmakta çok meşgul. Bu hastanede isteği dışında çalışan tek doktor benim.Doğru,değil mi ? Fakat merak etmeyin, çünkü bir çoğunuza göre, bu iş ağrı kesici şişesi olan bir maymun tarafından bile yapılabilir. Bahsetmişken,eğer rahatsız olduysanız, beni Vicodin içerken görebilirsiniz. Bu benim şişem ve alamazsınız.Ve hayır,benim ağrıyla uğraşma problemim yok,ağrım var. Ama kim bilir? Belki yanılıyorum. Belki söylemek için çok katı kalpliyim. Ve.. kim beni istiyor? Kim diğer iki doktoru merak ediyor? Peki tamam,muayene odası 1 de olacağım|- Dr. Gregory House,Occam's Razor'daki klinik hastalarına kendisini tanıtıyor.
House was born on June 11, 1959 (according to his hospital admission bracelet in No Reason) or December (in the episode The Socratic Method), the product of an affair between his mother Blythe House, a housewife and a family friend who was a Unitarian minister at the time Blythe was married to John House, a Marine pilot who was away on active duty overseas when House was conceived. As his father served on active duty through most of House's childhood and adolescence, House has lived in a variety of countries where his father was stationed, several of which, such as Egypt, the Philippines and Japan, have been identified in the series. As a result, House is fluent in several languages including Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, Portuguese and Hindi, and has a working knowledge of several others.
House was obviously a bright child, a mixed blessing as his demanding father and loving mother obviously had high hopes for him. He cultivated a variety of interests, such as chemistry and playing the piano and guitar, which have served him well into adulthood. However, it appears that his isolation from people his age and his poor relationship with his parents led House to become something of a loner. It is intimated that he frequently rebelled against his legal father and was punished by John as a result with both intense physical discomfort and emotional isolation.
At the age of 12, using his knowledge that his father had been away during his conception and relying on genetic characteristics that his father did not share, House confronted John about not being his biological son. As a result, they stopped speaking to each other for an entire summer, communicating by passing notes to each other. However, their relationship returned to normal after that. Despite this difficulty in their relationship, there has never been any indication that John ever mistreated House for not being his biological son and, despite his strict nature, treated House as if he were his own son. There is every indication that John felt a great deal of fatherly affection for House despite their disagreements.
It was during his visit to a Japanese hospital in his early teens that House met up with a disheveled man who appeared to be a janitor who was, nevertheless, the person with the most medical knowledge in the hospital. He later discovered the man was a buraku, a member of an "untouchable" caste who did not even try to fit in with the rest of the doctors. The incident convinced the young House to become a doctor as, despite their distaste for him, all the personnel in the hospital listened to the buraku when they needed to. This would tend to indicate that the young House, although knowledgeable in his youth, was often ignored by those in authority who thought they knew better.
In his later teens, House went to a prep school in the United States where in addition to keeping up very good grades, he was actively involved with music and played varsity lacrosse.
House went to Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland where he was in the pre-med program, keeping up an excellent GPA and eventually getting a perfect score on his MCAT. He obtained admission to Johns Hopkins Medical School and was one of their best students, eventually becoming the favorite to obtain a prestigous internship at the Mayo Clinic despite many run-ins with faculty members who he felt were treating him unfairly. However, he was caught cheating by his fellow student Philip Weber, the man whom he later treated as his arch-nemesis, and proceedings were started to expell him. Ironically, Weber received the internship that House was supposed to receive.
Despite his academic misconduct, House was accepted on a provisional basis at the Medical School of the University of Michigan. While waiting out the appeal period at Johns Hopkins, he was hanging out at the bookstore and met a young undergraduate named Lisa Cuddy who was in pre-med. After a short affair however, House had learned he would not be re-admitted to Johns Hopkins and he would have to repeat his final year of medical school. As a result, he withdrew from his social life and stopped pursuing Cuddy.
House completed his internship and obtained residencies in both nephrology and infectious diseases, eventually completing a double speciality. In or about 1991, House attended a medical convention in New Orleans, Louisiana where he noticed a young medical shool graduate carrying around unopened divorce papers all weekend. He followed the doctor, James Wilson to a bar where Wilson got into an argument with another doctor who kept playing a Billy Joel's "Leave a Tender Moment Alone" on the jukebox which reminded Wilson of his recent breakup. Wilson shoved the man and broke an antique mirror in the process, getting himself arrested for assault, vandalism and property destruction. House followed him to the police station and bailed him out. They spent the rest of the convention together (mostly drinking) and became close friends.
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About ten years before the series started, House went to a paintball game matching doctors against lawyers. One of the lawyers, Stacy Warner, shot House to put him out of the game. He asked her out and their first date turned out to be a disaster. However, a week later, she moved in with him and stayed for the next five years.
House's medical career before he joined Princeton-Plainsboro is shrouded, but it appears that, although his skills as a diagnostician were unparalleled, his disregard for the finer points of medical ethics and protocol, his inability to work well with other people (both subordinates and supervisors), and what appears to be a disregard for routine work made him almost unemployable. However, during this period of time, and well before he joined PPTH, he had moved to Princeton.
Six years before the series started, House found himself out of work, but he found out that Lisa Cuddy, now 32, had just been made the Chief of Medicine at Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital. He approached her for a job and despite his poor work record she knew his talent as a doctor and hired him, although at a much lower wage than a doctor of House's experience would normally command. House spent the next several years doing as little as possible to keep his job although he was assigned a diagnostic team that he regularly abused and replaced. Nevertheless, he soon proved his worth as the "go to" doctor on difficult cases.
Just after he joined PPTH, the hospital had an opening for an oncologist and House recommended Wilson for the job. Wilson was enthusiastic about moving to Princeton, but House didn't find out why for several years - Wilson's schizophrenic brother Danny Wilson had disappeared there years before.
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Five years before the start of the series, House suffered an infarction in his leg. Unfortunately, the only symptom was leg pain, and by the time House himself realized that he was suffering from muscle death, the leg was in such a bad state that amputation was the recommended course of action. However, House rejected the suggestion and instead underwent a procedure to bypass circulation around the dead muscle. The result was intense pain during the healing process, which nearly resulted in cardiac arrest until House was put into a chemically induced coma. However, while House was comatose, Stacy, acting as his medical proxy decided to go with Dr. Cuddy's suggestion to have the dead muscle surgically removed. Although this most likely saved House's life, it left him with permanent intense pain in his right leg. The wound on his leg still bears an obvious scar from where the muscle was removed and there is a divot in his skin were the muscle used to be.
House's anger over Stacy's decision not to trust him poisoned the relationship and led to Stacy leaving. House started to lean heavily on Wilson for emotional support, eventually leading in part to Wilson's divorce from his second wife Bonnie Wilson. House's condition is most likely made worse by the fact that prior to the infarction, he was quite an active athlete, engaging in golf and running on a regular basis.
As a result of the pain, House became addicted to the narcotic pain killer Vicodin. It should be noted, however, that even before his disability, House admitted to recreational drug use. Although House realizes he is addicted, he believed the Vicodin was the only thing that will overcome the pain and allow him to function. His dependence on the drug has gotten him into trouble on several occasions, and his colleagues are unsure whether House's anti-social personality traits are the result of his addiction or his underlying personality.
At the beginning of the series, House has three fellows, longstanding "yes man" Robert Chase, more understanding and empathetic Allison Cameron and bright new hire Eric Foreman. Cuddy is angry with him for blowing off six years of clinic duty and as a result cuts off his hospital privileges until he starts making up the time.
During this season, Cameron starts getting romantically interested in House, but House appears disinterested. Matters are complicated when PPTH gets a new chairman, Edward Vogler, a billionaire holding the hospital a virtual hostage with a donation of $100 million. He takes a dislike to the "hardly working" House and after a series of clashes that result in Cameron resigning, seeks to have him fired. Instead, Cuddy backs House and sends Vogler packing.
House asks Cameron back, but she won't unless House goes on a date with her. He agrees, only to tell her that he really isn't all that interested in her and he thinks she's only interested in him because he is so damaged. Cameron isn't convinced, but when Stacy returns into House's life seeking help for her husband Mark Warner, Cameron realizes that House is capable of love and drops the matter.
House agrees to let Stacy work at PPTH so she can work with Mark during his rehabilitation, and House soon is plotting to steal her away. They share a night together while Stacy considers leaving Mark, but at the last moment House realizes he will eventually make Stacy miserable again and tells her to stay with Mark, who can make her happy. She leaves, but the incident has an immediate negative reaction when House's leg pain continues to increase. Matters come to a head at the end of a season when a disgruntled former patient, Jack Moriarty shoots House in the abdomen and neck. However, when House is lying on a gurney waiting to be rushed to surgery, he regains consciousness long enough to ask for ketamine.
After the ketamine treatment and eight weeks of recovery, House is pain free and ready to work harder. However, his leg pain and Vicodin habit soon return. After treating a clinic patient, Michael Tritter, with disrespect, House finds himself on the wrong side of the law as Tritter, a police detective, starts delving into House's Vicodin habit. However, to keep House from going to jail, Wilson refuses to testify and Cuddy perjures herself in court to have the charges against House dismissed.
Meanwhile, Foreman is worried that he is becoming too much like House and decides to resign. During his notice period, House suddenly decides to fire Chase and after Foreman leaves for good, Cameron decides to follow him, leaving House without a team.
House tries to get along without a team, but after having a rough time with a case, Cuddy insists he hire new fellows. House resists, but eventually puts together a contest to pick new fellows out of forty applicants. He is surprised to find out that Cameron has returned to PPTH to work in the emergency room and that Chase is now on the surgical staff working towards being board certified. Soon, Foreman is back after getting fired from his new job and Cuddy insists that House work with him. House finally settles on Foreman, Chris Taub, Lawrence Kutner and Remy Hadley. One of his rejects, Amber Volakis, also begins a relationship with Wilson, which House feels threatened by their friendship. However, after Amber dies after going to a bar to get a drunk House safely home from a bar, it looks like their friendship may break up anyway.
Wilson decides to leave PPTH and House has no luck finding new friends. However, when John House dies, Wilson agrees with Cuddy to make sure House attends the funeral. After a harrowing journey which ends with House taking a DNA sample to prove his theory that John was not his biological father, House and Wilson make amends and Wilson returns to PPTH. However, more tragedy stikes when Kutner unexpectedly commits suicide. House's mental state quickly begins to deteriorate into hallucinations of Amber and delusions of a relationship with Cuddy. House agrees to be voluntarily committed to Mayfield Psychiatric Hospital.
See also House (Broken)
With his medical license on the line, House is desperate to get Darryl Nolan, his psychiatrist, to approve his return to practice. However, Dr. Nolan is just as desperate to get House to deal with his mental health issues. Eventually, House starts to trust Dr. Nolan and starts to improve enough to be released. After initially thinking of leaving diagnostic medicine to relieve his stress, House finds that medical mysteries are the only good way to deal with his pain and he starts trying to get his job back from Foreman, who has replaced him in the meantime. After getting his position back, he manages to convince Chase to stay on his team full time and manages to hook back Taub and Thirteen as well. However, Cameron won't be wooed back and leaves House, her husband Chase, and PPTH.
House also realizes that he wants to be with Cuddy and starts pursuing her. However, to his dismay, a private detective he hired, Lucas Douglas, has taken a liking to Cuddy as well, leading to a relationship.
House's willingness to take risks and experiment with his patients extends to his own health. Beyond his use of Vicodin, he has frequently used himself as a guinea pig for drugs and medical tests. Some of these tests are aimed at curing his leg pain, while others are to help his patients or satisfy his own curiosity. This disregard for his own well-being horrifies Wilson and Cuddy, who see it as an expression of his self-destructive impulses.
House's self-experiments include:
- Injecting himself with nitroglycerin to cause a migraine headache, in order to prove a rival's migraine cure was flawed, though Wilson interpreted it as House's way to forget about Stacy. He later used LSD to offset the migraine and antidepressants to nullify the LSD's more potent effects (Distractions).
- He was tempted to graft the pain-free spinal nerves of a CIPA patient onto his leg, but later decided against it for unknown reasons. (Insensitive).
- Faking brain cancer to enter a clinical trial where a drug-dispensing chip would be installed into the pleasure center of his brain. This effort was derailed when his team uncovered his deception (Half-Wit).
- Sticking a knife into an electrical socket to see what would happen if he was temporarily dead. Later in the episode, he told Wilson there was "nothing" beyond the grave. At the end of the episode, he says "I told you so" to a dead patient who argued with House that his suffering would soon be over and he would be in heaven. (97 Seconds).
- Injecting himself with blood from the same batch as a sick patient to test if a blood transfusion caused his symptoms (You Don't Want To Know).
- Undergoing hypnosis and overdosing on the Alzheimer's medication physostigmine to unlock memories lost after a bus crash. The latter of the two put House into cardiac arrest (House's Head).
- Deep brain stimulation with an electrical prod to complete the missing memories. The electrical current caused a seizure, which combined with House's fractured skull to create a bleed in his brain and send him into a coma. He awoke from the coma at the end of the episode, but any damage has yet to be revealed (Wilson's Heart).
- He experiments with Methadone in the episode The Softer Side and becomes a nicer person. Cuddy and Wilson go to confront him on why he is acting nice, but they find him in his office, not breathing. They manage to resuscitate him in time. It is later revealed that the Methadone caused this. He then was going to quit his job because Cuddy wouldn't allow him to take Methadone, as she was worried that he was going to kill himself taking it. At the end of the episode, he decides he doesn't want to be on Methadone anymore, reasoning he couldn't do his job right because he was pain free, and therefore nicer and more oblivious to tiny details.
- Putting himself into insulin shock in an attempt to get rid of his hallucinations (Under My Skin).
House isn't the only one who does experiments on himself. In the episode "No Reason", House hallucinates that Cuddy gives him ketamine to reboot his nerve connections. Near the end of the episode, House comes to, and tells Cameron to tell Cuddy to give him ketamine. Another example is in the episode "Resignation" when Wilson slips House anti-depression medication. House responds by putting amphetamines in Wilson's coffee.
Equipped with a dry, acerbic almost cruel sense of humor, House is enigmatic and conceals many facets of his personality with a veneer of sarcasm. He is narcissistic and appears to disdain most people, leading some to label him "a misanthrope." He has contempt for most societal institutions including feminism and religion. House is an atheist and it is implied that he is nihilistic. These traits make him something of a byronic hero. Despite his cynicism, he does seem to care about his colleagues to a certain extent and while considering them "idiots" is able to sometimes put aside his pride and apologize when he has offended them in a particularly cruel fashion. House uses his flippancy to conceal his affection toward his colleagues, and denies it to the extent that he himself sometimes forgets it. House is a total maverick and has stated that he frequents prostitutes. In one episode, his best friend Dr. Wilson states that House could have Asperger's Syndrome, but later tells House that he only wishes he had Asperger's so he could get away with more in life. Wilson has also told House that his obsession with solving cases has nothing to do with saving lives but that while "some doctors have a Messianic complex, House has a Rubik's complex", that is to say, he's more concerned with figuring out what is wrong with his patients than he is with saving their lives. The latter he does simply because it's his job. This is shown when he sometimes tries to diagnose patients after they're dead, such as in the episode "97 Seconds".
Although House has had a number of co-workers, employers, lovers, and acquaintances during his life, it appears that he has only had five real relationships during his life. This is primarily because House's personality is most likely a deliberate attempt to alienate those who want to get to know him better. The five people who have been able to overcome his defensiveness have found a person worth salvaging, or even cherishing.
See also - Hilson
Wilson is House's best and perhaps only friend, although Dr. Lisa Cuddy can also be considered as one of his friends as she has constantly risked her career to protect him. Although, like just about everyone else, Wilson admires House for his considerable medical skills, and probably cares more for House as a human being. However, even Wilson agrees that this has led to a co-dependent relationship, with Wilson acting as an enabler. For example, Wilson kept House well supplied with Vicodin and often makes excuses for his behavior to get House out of trouble. For those who know both of them, they realize that Wilson will drop everything when House needs him. When Stacy (House's ex-girlfriend) eventually left House, it was Wilson who kept him going. As a result, Wilson is very protective of House. However, Wilson is no pushover; he often challenges House over his behavior and is not above tricking him to show House that although he might be right about almost everything, that skill doesn't apply to his own behavior. In one episode, House pretendeds to be gay to get the attention of a neighbor, Wilson even proposes to House.
See also - Housy
House's ex-girlfriend and possibly the only woman House has ever shown outward emotion for. Although their relationship broke up over House's anger about his disability, it's clear that they are physically, emotionally, and intellectually attracted to each other. Unlike most people, Stacy can see right through House's defensiveness and can often see through his attempts to manipulate her. Most of House's fear of relationships can probably be tracked back to the pain he felt when Stacy walked out of his life.
House's father was a strict disciplinarian, but although his punishments were severe, they were never arbitrary or fueled by anger. As a Marine, John probably felt his son would respond well to the same sort of discipline that made him the man he did. Instead, House is almost the antithesis of his father. Where John is compulsively neat, Gregory dresses like a slob. The father is punctual while the son is constantly late. Where John is straight-forward, his son is manipulative. However, although House clearly wants nothing more to do with his father, it is just as clear that his father wants to have a relationship with his son and share the important things in his life.
From the way House treats women, one might expect that his relationship with his mother was troubled. However, House's mother loves him unconditionally, and the reverse is true as well. It was probably this unconditional love that led House to pursue his dreams. However, House realizes that he is a disappointment to his mother because the thing that his mother wants the most is for him to be happy, and he seems incapable of being anything other than miserable. His wish to avoid his father has the unfortunate fallout of taking him away from his mother as well.
See also - Huddy
The relationship between House and Cuddy is, to say the least, incredibly complicated. They have known each other since their days at the University of Michigan, where Cuddy was an undergraduate and House was "already a legend." Cuddy was also House's attending doctor during his time in hospital for the infarction, and after he had recovered, created the "Department of Diagnostic Medicine" especially for him. It was strongly implied in the season three episode "Top Secret" that House and Cuddy have slept together at least once, sometime in the past. Throughout the series, so many people have accused Cuddy of sleeping with House that even House has asked if there is anything to the rumor. However, House eventually reveals he has feelings for Cuddy when he passionately kisses her in the season five episode "Joy", after learning that her planned adoption fell through. After Cuddy helps House go through a violent and painful detox in "Under My Skin" both Cuddy and House admit their feelings for one another and begin kissing very intensely as the episode ends. However, in the following episode, Both Sides Now, it is revealed that House's detox and night with Cuddy were merely a hallucination. However, in the Season 6 Finale "Help Me", Cuddy tells House that she loves him while standing in his bathroom. Thinking it is another hallucination, House checks to make sure that he did not take the Vicodin. He had not, and it was true that Cuddy had ended her engagement and loved House.
More insights into House's view of relationships were obtained in the episode Mirror Mirror. When House was with the mirror patient, Number 13 was in the room with them. The patient chose to mirror House. At first, the patient started to make comments about how good-looking Number 13 was, then he started to express regret about how it was impossible for him to do anything about it. It appears from this that House would like to have relationships with some of the women he works with, like Cuddy and Allison Cameron, but knows that pursuing such a relationship would be inappropriate and near impossible.
House prefers to be addressed as "House" by everyone and is rarely addressed as "Greg". The only people he doesn't object having address him as "Greg" are Stacy Warner and his parents. He usually takes being addressed as "Greg" as a sign that the individual is being overly familiar and he often goes out of his way to hint that it takes more than calling him by his first name to strike up a friendship with him. Dr. Marty Hamilton tried to get on House's good side by addressing him as "Greg" in DNR only to have House pause and carefully emphasize "Marty" in return. Wilson has also referred to House as "Greg". One example of this is in "Joy to the World" where a gift he gave to House has a note that reads: "Greg, made me think of you."
Sherlock Holmes referencesEdit
- House lives in apartment 221B. This is similar to 221B Baker Street as seen in Holmes.
- House's friend is Doctor James Wilson; Holmes' is Doctor John Watson.
- The name "Watson" was changed into "Wilson" in the novel Arsene Lupin contre Herlock Sholmès.
- "House" is a synonym of "Home", which is a homophone of "Holmes"
- Both have drug issues - House with Vicodin, Holmes with cocaine, morphine and tobacco.
- House calls all his associates by their last names, the same with Holmes calling John Watson by his last name.
- Can deduce and diagnose a great deal just from looking at a person, as can Holmes.
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