“In medical school,” she explains, “you are taught that if, metaphorically, there is the sound of hoofbeats pounding towards you then it’s sensible to assume they come from horses not zebras, ie, go for the obvious explanation first. With House it’s the opposite. We are looking for zebras.”
Areas to think about:
- While the article is light-hearted and frivolous, it highlights the hypothetico-deductive approach required to effectively diagnose medical conditions. What are the key steps involved in making a diagnosis?