Gregory House, M.D., is a fictional character and protagonist of
the American medical drama House. Portrayed by Hugh Laurie, the
character is a maverick medical genius, a diagnostician with
specializations in infectious diseases and nephrology. He works as
the Chief of Diagnostic Medicine at the fictional
Princeton-Plainsboro Teaching Hospital, and there heads a team of
diagnosticians. House's character has been described as a
"misanthrope," a "cynic," a narcissist and a "curmudgeon."In the
series, the character's unorthodox diagnostic approaches, radical
therapeutic motives, and stalwart rationality has resulted in much
conflict between him and his colleagues. House is also often
portrayed as lacking sympathy for his patients, a practice that
allots him the time to solve pathological enigmas. The character is
partly inspired by Sherlock Holmes and Perry Cox. The reference
made full circle when, in the Scrubs episode "My House," the
character J.D. compared Cox to Dr. House. A portion of the show's
plot centers on House's habitual use of Vicodin to manage pain
stemming from an infarction in his quadriceps muscle some years
earlier, an injury that forces him to walk with a cane.
|Country of origin:
Frederic P. Miller
• Agnes F. Vandome
• John McBrewster
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