A German Doctor makes a diagnosis from watching House!

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)


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