As you probably know, every medical romance author loves a good medical TV drama. What you may not know is that most doctors and nurses also enjoy them too. Back in the day, when I worked in a hospital, I used to watch E.R. and try to make the diagnosis before the TV doctors!
So imagine my surprise when I read this article in the paper on Saturday.
If you’re stricken with a rare medical condition, you better hope your doctor watches the right television show.”
It turns out that a German man suffering from a mixture of symptoms, including fever, blindness, deafness and enlarged lymph nodes was confounding his doctors and he was referred by his doctors to a specialist.
It just so happens that Dr. Juergen Schaefer, from the Centre of Undiagnosed Diseases, is a HOUSE devotee. He worked out the problem within five minutes because he’d seen it on HOUSE!! How cool is that?
Apparently, post hip replacement, cobalt was leaking into the man’s s blood supply from small fragments of his ceramic hip.
To read more about it, you can click HERE…there’s a video!
So what’s your favourite medical TV show and has it saved a life?
(PS Who thinks Hugh Laurie is a hunk? Also he is a musician…great jazz CD)
(This blog also appears at Love Is the Best Medicine)