in a more recent episode he enters into a bet with someone - he wants to give the (cancer) patient malaria to create a fever and thinks hyperthermia will cure him. But "even House decides it's a silly thing to do in the end", so he doesn't try.
I read an article the other day that touted heated chemotherapy as the latest in cancer treatment. Of course the "cure" is in the chemo, not the heat.
Anyway, I hate (to love) House too. I block out the medicine and enjoy the rest. What a relief it is to find out others like it too, I've often felt like a hypocrite...
PS: I had a bag of Brazil nuts yesterday, shall I ring for an ambulance???