Life imitates art

Usually it’s the other way around. House, Fox’s wildly successful medical mystery show, was originally based on Lisa Sanders’ mystery diagnosis column for the NY Times. Today, Dr. Sanders is holding a competition to “Think Like a Doctor,” and deduce the differential diagnosis of a 10 year old patient (a previously solved case).

So where does the art come in? Check the comments section for television and literary-inspired diagnoses (lupus – House, thallium poisoning! – Agatha Christie). ┬áThe answer’s not up yet, so sleuth away!

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