Corrected entry: While in the elevator with House and Melinda, Foreman gives her Atropine to stabilize her heart, which has slowed to a dangerous rate while House is looking for the tick. Atropine affects the vagus nerve to increase a patient's heart rate. This nerve is cut during the heart transplant procedure which would render Atropine completely ineffective with patients such as Melinda. The only treatment for her is a pacemaker, otherwise, she most likely would have died in the elevator.firemedicwolf7
Corrected entry: Zachary tells Colleen that he gave the other girl a cheat code for Red Dead Revolver to hit her with the jump-rope, forcing her to lose the bet so she'd have to kiss him. Although it's possible that the girl was playing a 7-year-old game on an outdated system, it's more likely that he meant Red Dead Redemption, the sequel released last year.
Corrected entry: In the scene where House and Foreman ride the elevator down and are talking about Cameron, if you look at the the back of the elevator, there are panels where a light is shown moving up to signify that the elevator is moving down. When the elevator reaches the ground floor and there is a "ding," you can see that the light in the panels is visible while the door is opening, but then continues to go up and disappear out of sight even though Foreman and House are walking out of the elevator.
Corrected entry: The scene with the poker game. House claims to have a straight flush. His cards showing are 2, 6, 8, 4 of clubs. He then is called, turns over his last card and says, "Nine bucks for a straight flush". A straight flush consists of five cards in a row, the same suit. No card could have made his hand.
Corrected entry: Doctors can't just randomly work in any department they feel like. Cameron, an immunologist, is not qualified to work in the ER. Chase, on the other hand, is, as he is specialised in emergency medicine, but he works on the surgical staff despite being neither a surgeon nor an anesthesiologist.
Corrected entry: House says Einthoven was Belgian, but in fact he was Dutch. It does not serve a further purpose in the episode, and it would have been the character's mistake if that character hadn't been House. Because the series is based on House being near omniscient, it must be a factual mistake.
Corrected entry: During the opening scene where the painter is painting the portrait of the woman, there is a shot of the painting where you can see the woman's shoulder and jaw profile. You can see that the picture isn't distorted like the painting you see after the painter gets hit.
Corrected entry: Several references are made to the patient having both male and female DNA. There is no such thing as "male" or "female" DNA. DNA is just a molecule. It's the chromosomes (specifically the X and Y chromosomes) formed from the DNA that determine if someone is male or female.wizard_of_gore
Corrected entry: House is told Laura can't donate her heart because she has Hepatitis C. He declares that she doesn't have hep c, since it doesn't present with a fever and an upset stomach, which Laura had that morning. While hep C doesn't present that way, people with chronic hep C still get fevers and stomach problems like everyone else. Her fresh symptoms are completely irrelevant when it comes to whether or not she has hep C.
Corrected entry: In this episode we learn that Chase is 26 years old. Considering that he's studied to become a priest, gone through four years of college, four years of med school, two years as an intern, four years as a resident and that he's worked for House for at least a year, that means he graduated high school at the age of 10 (if not earlier).
Corrected entry: Several times throughout the show, notably in episode 12 of season 4, there is a wheelchair in the room with the MRI machine. MRI machines use very powerful magnets with strong magnetic fields: a chair with that much metal would almost certainly get sucked into the machine or at the very least pose a danger of getting sucked in and harming the patient. MRI machines are always kept on (it can costs thousands to turn them off and on), so it's not like they wheeled her in and then moved the chair before turning it on. You can watch a video of what happens when chairs get too close and how strong the magnets in these machines really are here: http://youtube.com/watch?v=4uzJPpC4Wuk.
Corrected entry: When House gets called back into work by Cameron it is almost midnight, as stated by Cameron. House then goes up on the roof, where the sun is shown either setting or rising. He then goes back down to his team and checks his watch to note when midnight occurs and Foreman's four weeks in charge are over. This episode takes place in the days directly following last week's episode, which was set during winter (complete with a heavy snowstorm). In winter the sun neither sets nor rises around midnight.
Corrected entry: The show runs in approximately real time. "The Socratic Method" (1x06) is set around Christmas. Several characters note that it's House's birthday (although the exact date isn't specified). In the S2 finale, "No Reason" (2x24) House is wearing an admissions bracelet after being shot, and it reads "DOB 06-11-59."
Corrected entry: Chase, Foreman and Wilson wear ties almost all the time. Any doctor working with infecteous diseases knows that ties are huge bacteria herds and that doctors should absolutely not wear them. In fact, most hospitals forbid their doctors to wear ties. While some doctors may not know this, Chase, Foreman and Wilson work closely with House, who is an expert on the subject and would most definitely know about it.
Corrected entry: At the end of the Season 3 premiere, House breaks into Wilson's office and writes himself a prescription for Vicodin with Wilson's prescription pad. Vicodin is a Schedule III controlled substance, which means that a pharmacist requires verbal authorization from the prescribing doctor or his staff to dispense it to a patient, even another doctor, making the prescription useless to House, which he should know.