Doctor Gregory House: “Those aren’t bruises. They’re mycobacterial lesions. She has diffuse lepromatous leprosy. Must have caught it on one of her overseas estrogen tours. Chemo wipes out some of the bacteria, she feels a little better. Wipes out most of her immune system, she gets a whole lot worse.”
Patient-of-the-Week: “Leprosy? Like where my limbs fall off?”
House: “Actually, this is the flattering one. It’s also known as “pretty leprosy.” It doesn’t disfigure, it makes your skin look younger, smoother. Don’t let the girls hear. They’ll all want to lick your face. Unless you’re that kind of feminist. [to Taub and Thirteen] Blast her with antibiotics and prednisone. She’ll be fine.”
Lepers. Lesbians. Who can tell the difference, really?
Today in London the Emmanuel Centre church hosted a one-day conference and another half-day tomorrow:
“The Lepers Among Us: Homosexuality and the Life of the Church”
What is this about, you may ask?