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  • Legendary jazz musician John Henry Giles is checked into the hospital and when he's told he's dying from ALS, he signs a DNR to avoid a slow death. House disagrees with the diagnosis and goes against everyone's wishes when he violates the DNR to save Giles' life. The decision lands House in court, drives Foreman to consider taking another job, and results in Giles' paralysis worsening. But when the patient inexplicably starts getting better, the team has to figure out the mystery in reverse and find out why his condition is improving.
  • "DNR" is the 9th episode in the first season of House, which premiered on the Fox network on February 1, 2005. When legendary jazz musician John Henry Giles collapses mid-session, House and his team run into technical difficulties treating the man, who was diagnosed with ALS by his doctor in California, Marty Hamilton. Foreman, who did a residency with Hamilton, is requested to lead the case. Although Foreman and House clash at every turn, Foreman listens to House's advice and treatment options. After House's suggestion causes the patient to crash suddenly, House disobeys a DNR order and must go to court. At the trial, House makes up a diagnosis for the judge causing a ruling in House's favor. Meanwhile, Foreman has called Marty Hamilton, Giles's old doctor, to help on the case. Wikipedia

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