Source: MaybeGrapes, “Rewatching House MD for the 5th time.” Imgur. 10 November 2014
The worst tragedy that ever befell playwright and screenwriter Charles MacArthur and his wife, actress Helen Hayes, was the death of their daughter, Mary. She became seriously ill and was hospitalized when polio symptoms appeared. On the first day in the hospital, she was put in an iron lung. On the second day, she looked at her father and said, ‘Help me, Pops.’ On the third day, she died. One year after Mary’s funeral, Mr. MacArthur had inscribed on her tombstone, ‘Here beneath this stone doth lie / As much beauty as could die.’
For More Information: Ben Hecht, Charlie: The Improbable Life and Times of Charles MacArthur, p. 217. Hecht, Ben. Charlie: The Improbable Life and Times of Charles MacArthur. New York: Harper & Brothers, Publishers, 1957.
Thank God that now we have a vaccine for polio. God works through doctors.
Dr. Gregory House: [examining a baby whose mother isn’t vaccinating him because she feels it’s a scam; House takes the child’s stuffed frog] All natural, no dyes. That’s a good business — all-natural children’s toys. Those toy companies, they don’t arbitrarily mark up their frogs. They don’t lie about how much they spend on research and development. And the worst that a toy company can be accused of is making a really boring frog. Gribbit, gribbit, gribbit. You know another really good business? Teeny tiny baby coffins. You can get them in frog green, fire engine red. Really. The antibodies in yummy mummy only protect the kid for six months, which is why these companies think they can gouge you. They think that you’ll spend whatever they ask to keep your kid alive. Want to change things? Prove them wrong. A few hundred parents like you decide they’d rather let their kid die than cough up 40 bucks for a vaccination, believe me, prices will drop *really* fast. Gribbit, gribbit, gribbit, gribbit, gribbit.
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