Dr. Russell DeJong, former chairman of neurology at the University of Michigan is the antithesis of Dr. Gregory House from the TV series, House, who attempts to avoid talking with patients at any cost, often repeating “the patient only tells lies.” While rounding in the neurology ward, it has been told that he would unambiguously proclaim that more than 90% of the diagnosis of a patient is based on the history. After that, he would look at an otherwise nonplus diagnostic enigma and through several well-placed questions, reveal a heretofore-unconsidered diagnosis. Such is the importance of the history in neurology, including in the diagnosis of malingering.