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26th Aug '16 10:46:02 PM OldBlindTrope
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* At least one person with severe allergies has deliberately given himself hookworm, which distracts his immune system enough to free him of his allergies, with the downside being that he does, after all, have a hookworm infection.
* Legend has it that the discoverer of acupuncture used to suffer chronic pain, much as you yourself may, whereupon he took an arrow to the knee. The older pain disappeared, and he deemed the new wound well worth it.

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* At least one person with severe allergies has deliberately given gave himself hookworm, which distracts hookworm. The upside is that it distracted his immune system enough to free him of his allergies, with the allergies. The downside being is that now he does, after all, have a hookworm infection.
* Legend
has it that hookworm.
* According to legend,
the discoverer of acupuncture used to suffer chronic pain, much as you yourself may, whereupon until he took an arrow to the knee. The older pain disappeared, and he deemed the new wound well worth it.



* There have been cases where people suffering from syphilis were cured by getting malaria, or similar diseases that cause a very high fever; the higher temperature kills the syphilis.

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* There have been cases where people suffering from syphilis were cured by getting malaria, or similar diseases otherwise catching something that cause produces a very dangerously high fever; the higher temperature kills the syphilis.fever -- too high for syphilis to survive.



* In the late 1700's, it was discovered that milk-maids, farmers and cattle workers who had been previously infected with cowpox or horsepox were resistant to deadly smallpox infections. While unpleasant, discovering and replicating this was one of the first recorded instances of successful vaccination and an important milestone in eradicating one of the most deadly plagues in mankind's history.

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* In the late 1700's, it was discovered that milk-maids, farmers and cattle workers who had been previously infected with cowpox or horsepox were resistant to deadly smallpox infections. While unpleasant, discovering and replicating this was one of Thus, inoculation, the first recorded instances form of successful vaccination (which even now is named for cows): people were deliberately infected with cowpox, survived and an important milestone in eradicating one recovered from it (which humans normally survive, although it's pretty nasty to live through), and came out immune to smallpox -- the beginning of the most deadly plagues in mankind's history.
end for that disease.
15th Jul '16 4:12:20 AM silphias
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* ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat - the only time he can temporarily reclaim his human form is while on the second witch's property.]]

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* ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would could potentially cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat - the only time he can temporarily reclaim his human form is while on the second witch's property.]]
15th Jul '16 4:09:47 AM silphias
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* ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. ]]

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* ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. cat - the only time he can temporarily reclaim his human form is while on the second witch's property.]]
15th Jul '16 4:06:47 AM silphias
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* ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. ]]




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* ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. ]]
15th Jul '16 4:03:40 AM silphias
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* ''VideoGame/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. ]]

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* ''VideoGame/HustleCat'''s ''VisualNovel/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. ]]
15th Jul '16 4:02:52 AM silphias
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* ''VideoGame/Hustle Cat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. ]]

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* ''VideoGame/Hustle Cat'''s ''VideoGame/HustleCat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. ]]
15th Jul '16 4:01:39 AM silphias
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* ''VideoGame/Hustle Cat'''s [[spoiler:Landry]] had an unfortunate run-in with [[spoiler:a bratty teenage witch, landing him with a curse he believed would cause his heart to explode. In his panic, Landry willingly allowed another witch to place a protective counter-curse which would turn him into a cat. ]]
9th Jul '16 7:53:03 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* In ''WesternAnimation/TotallySpies'', Clover is fiercely allergic to dandelions; in one episode, where she's captured and implanted with small robots that enhance her muscles and control her movements, her two friends remedy this by shoving dandelions in her face until she starts violently sneezing, and sneezes the robots out.
11th Jun '16 6:29:46 PM nombretomado
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* Subverted in ''[[Literature/BloodBooks Blood Price]]'' by TanyaHuff. Victoria is slowly going blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa. But she refuses to allow Henry to turn her into a vampire.

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* Subverted in ''[[Literature/BloodBooks Blood Price]]'' by TanyaHuff.Creator/TanyaHuff. Victoria is slowly going blind from Retinitis Pigmentosa. But she refuses to allow Henry to turn her into a vampire.
8th Jun '16 1:48:52 PM Heico
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* In the late 1700's, it was discovered that milk-maids, farmers and cattle workers who had been previously infected with cowpox or horsepox were resistant to deadly smallpox infections. While unpleasant, discovering and replicating this was one of the first recorded instances of successful vaccination and an important milestone in eradicating one of the most deadly plagues in mankind's history.
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