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22nd Jun '17 10:31:07 PM jormis29
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* Although Creator/HPLovecraft was more known to have characters GoMadFromTheRevelation, this trope also cropped up occasionally in his work, such as the young artist's suffering in TheCallOfCthulhu (although this, like many of Lovecraft's usages of Brain Fever, is ambiguous in that it ''might'' be the result of trauma, or possible a physical effect of the Great Old One's mental influence.)

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* Although Creator/HPLovecraft was more known to have characters GoMadFromTheRevelation, this trope also cropped up occasionally in his work, such as the young artist's suffering in TheCallOfCthulhu ''Literature/TheCallOfCthulhu'' (although this, like many of Lovecraft's usages of Brain Fever, is ambiguous in that it ''might'' be the result of trauma, or possible a physical effect of the Great Old One's mental influence.)
27th Apr '17 12:50:06 PM StFan
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* Later Christie novels reflect the fact that ScienceMarchesOn. For instance, in ''TheBigFour'' Hastings suggests that an insensible man is suffering from brain fever, to which a doctor character responds, "Invention of novelists!"

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* Later Christie novels reflect the fact that ScienceMarchesOn. For instance, in ''TheBigFour'' ''Literature/TheBigFour'' Hastings suggests that an insensible man is suffering from brain fever, to which a doctor character responds, "Invention of novelists!"



* The character Phillip Ammon suffers from Brain Fever after Elnora disappears from the swamp in ''AGirlOfTheLimberlost''.

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* The character Phillip Ammon suffers from Brain Fever after Elnora disappears from the swamp in ''AGirlOfTheLimberlost''.''Literature/{{A Girl of the Limberlost}}''.



* ''{{Literature/Dracula}}'' had Jonathan Harker suffer from brain fever when Mina finally found him after he somehow escaped the vampire's clutches.

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-->"After a long talk with the harbor-master, Captain Leclere left Naples greatly disturbed in mind. In twenty-four hours he was attacked by a fever, and died three days afterwards."

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender,'' Zuko spirals into an illness immediately after he frees Appa at the pinnacle last few episodes of the 2nd season, the explanation being that his inner turmoil had caused his body to react in a sickly fashion.
** WordOfGod states that the truly amazing longevity of Bumi, Guru Pathik and Avatar Kyoshi can be attributed to "balanced chi". If balanced chi can create health and long life, then perhaps unbalanced chi can create illness.
** It is a fact that depression and anxiety can cause one's immune system to weaken significantly, thus making one ''very'' susceptible to a wide range of health problems. When Iroh said that Zuko's illness was an emotional illness, he very well may have been correct. (If Zuko hadn't been so stressed-out and angry all the time, his infection most likely would not have manifested itself so severely.)

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* In ''WesternAnimation/AvatarTheLastAirbender,'' Zuko spirals into an illness immediately after he frees Appa at the pinnacle last few episodes of the 2nd season, the explanation being that his inner turmoil had caused his body to react in a sickly fashion.
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fashion. WordOfGod states that the truly amazing longevity of Bumi, Guru Pathik and Avatar Kyoshi can be attributed to "balanced chi". If balanced chi can create health and long life, then perhaps unbalanced chi can create illness.
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illness. It is a fact that depression and anxiety can cause one's immune system to weaken significantly, thus making one ''very'' susceptible to a wide range of health problems. When Iroh said that Zuko's illness was an emotional illness, he very well may have been correct. (If Zuko hadn't been so stressed-out and angry all the time, his infection most likely would not have manifested itself so severely.)



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18th Apr '17 7:27:15 PM Pamina
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* While the term "brain fever" isn't used, the opera ''Lucia di Lammermoor'' treats the heroine's madness in much the same way, as she dies offstage within hours of losing her mind. Some productions avert this, though, and have her stab herself at the end of the Mad Scene to make her death more explicable.
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15th Apr '17 11:47:42 PM Juicehead_Baby
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A popular plot device in the nineteenth century, but also appearing in earlier works, Brain Fever isn't used much anymore because, well, [[ScienceMarchesOn diseases don't work that way]]. Today, we have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ([[Creator/GeorgeCarlin formerly called]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne Shell Shock]], [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo Battle Fatigue]] or "[[UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar Operational Exhaustion]]"[[note]]sounds like something that'd happen to your car![[/note]]]]) instead. It was commonly believed in more-prudish Victorian times that too much sun exposure could cause overheating and subsequent brain fever, and that the preventative measure for this was (when going out into the hot sun) to wear plenty of thick wool and felt clothes to protect yourself from the sun's baleful rays. Needless to say, these heavy clothes only contributed to heat-related illnesses.

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A popular plot device in the nineteenth century, but also appearing in earlier works, Brain Fever isn't used much anymore because, well, [[ScienceMarchesOn diseases don't work that way]]. Today, we have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ([[Creator/GeorgeCarlin formerly called]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne Shell Shock]], [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo Battle Fatigue]] or "[[UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar Operational Exhaustion]]"[[note]]sounds like something that'd happen to your car![[/note]]]]) car![[/note]]) instead. It was commonly believed in more-prudish Victorian times that too much sun exposure could cause overheating and subsequent brain fever, and that the preventative measure for this was (when going out into the hot sun) to wear plenty of thick wool and felt clothes to protect yourself from the sun's baleful rays. Needless to say, these heavy clothes only contributed to heat-related illnesses.
15th Apr '17 11:47:21 PM Juicehead_Baby
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A popular plot device in the nineteenth century, but also appearing in earlier works, Brain Fever isn't used much anymore because, well, [[ScienceMarchesOn diseases don't work that way]]. Today, we have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ([[Creator/GeorgeCarlin formerly called]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne Shell Shock]], [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo Battle Fatigue]] or "[[UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar Operational Exhaustion]]"[[note/sounds like something that'd happen to your car!]]) instead. It was commonly believed in more-prudish Victorian times that too much sun exposure could cause overheating and subsequent brain fever, and that the preventative measure for this was (when going out into the hot sun) to wear plenty of thick wool and felt clothes to protect yourself from the sun's baleful rays. Needless to say, these heavy clothes only contributed to heat-related illnesses.

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A popular plot device in the nineteenth century, but also appearing in earlier works, Brain Fever isn't used much anymore because, well, [[ScienceMarchesOn diseases don't work that way]]. Today, we have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder ([[Creator/GeorgeCarlin formerly called]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne Shell Shock]], [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo Battle Fatigue]] or "[[UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar Operational Exhaustion]]"[[note/sounds Exhaustion]]"[[note]]sounds like something that'd happen to your car!]]) car![[/note]]]]) instead. It was commonly believed in more-prudish Victorian times that too much sun exposure could cause overheating and subsequent brain fever, and that the preventative measure for this was (when going out into the hot sun) to wear plenty of thick wool and felt clothes to protect yourself from the sun's baleful rays. Needless to say, these heavy clothes only contributed to heat-related illnesses.
15th Apr '17 11:46:56 PM Juicehead_Baby
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A popular plot device in the nineteenth century, but also appearing in earlier works, Brain Fever isn't used much anymore because, well, [[ScienceMarchesOn diseases don't work that way]]. Today, we have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (formerly called Shell Shock or Battle Fatigue) instead. It was commonly believed in more-prudish Victorian times that too much sun exposure could cause overheating and subsequent brain fever, and that the preventative measure for this was (when going out into the hot sun) to wear plenty of thick wool and felt clothes to protect yourself from the sun's baleful rays. Needless to say, these heavy clothes only contributed to heat-related illnesses.

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A popular plot device in the nineteenth century, but also appearing in earlier works, Brain Fever isn't used much anymore because, well, [[ScienceMarchesOn diseases don't work that way]]. Today, we have Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (formerly called ([[Creator/GeorgeCarlin formerly called]] [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarOne Shell Shock or Shock]], [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarTwo Battle Fatigue) Fatigue]] or "[[UsefulNotes/TheKoreanWar Operational Exhaustion]]"[[note/sounds like something that'd happen to your car!]]) instead. It was commonly believed in more-prudish Victorian times that too much sun exposure could cause overheating and subsequent brain fever, and that the preventative measure for this was (when going out into the hot sun) to wear plenty of thick wool and felt clothes to protect yourself from the sun's baleful rays. Needless to say, these heavy clothes only contributed to heat-related illnesses.
18th Feb '17 9:19:36 PM calcorday
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* After Oscar's final confrontation with his father in ''Film/Closet Monster'', Oscar wakes up at his mother's house,having been sweating and unconscious for an unspecified length of time.

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* After Oscar's final confrontation with his father in ''Film/Closet Monster'', ''Film/ClosetMonster'', Oscar wakes up at his mother's house,having been sweating and unconscious for an unspecified length of time.
18th Feb '17 9:19:05 PM calcorday
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* After Oscar's final confrontation with his father in "Film/Closet Monster", Oscar wakes up at his mother's house,having been sweating and unconscious for an unspecified length of time.

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* After Oscar's final confrontation with his father in "Film/Closet Monster", ''Film/Closet Monster'', Oscar wakes up at his mother's house,having been sweating and unconscious for an unspecified length of time.
18th Feb '17 9:18:28 PM calcorday
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* After Oscar's final confrontation with his father in "Film/Closet Monster", Oscar wakes up at his mother's house,having been sweating and unconscious for an unspecified length of time.
22nd Sep '16 12:27:53 PM eroock
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* Played completely straight in ''Film/BrandUponTheBrain''. Mind you, Guy Maddin plays straight a lot of tropes that nobody else uses now--or [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs ever]].

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* Played completely straight in ''Film/BrandUponTheBrain''. Mind you, Guy Maddin Creator/GuyMaddin plays straight a lot of tropes that nobody else uses now--or [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs ever]].
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