Man's Life Saved Because His Doctor Watched "House"
Shaefer was reminded of an episode of House where a woman (played by Candice Bergen) suffers from heart failure due to cobalt poisoning from her hip joint replacement. The German man ended up having the same condition from a hip joint replacement, as well.
Shaefer has been known for teaching his medical students about rare diseases using examples from the fictional TV show for years, and has even written a book on how to apply House to real-life medical practice entitled Housemedizin: Die Diagnosen von "Dr. House."
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