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20th Aug '16 4:55:56 PM Give1Take2
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* Subverted in the short story "Roman Fever" by Edith Wharton. Mrs. Ansley and Mrs. Slade reminisce about their youth, when high class girls like them were discouraged from going out after dark in Rome, as it would cause them to catch [[TitleDrop "Roman Fever,"]] a debilitating illness that would leave them bed-ridden for months. Neither specifically says what it is, but the narrative hints that it might be Malaria. [[spoiler:It's really a euphemism to hide pregnancies. When a young girl goes out with her beau after dark and gets pregnant, the family uses the socially acceptable excuse, "Oh, she caught Roman fever" in order to hide her from society until the baby is born.]]
14th Aug '16 3:57:24 PM CurledUpWithDakka
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* {{Rebecca}} was revealed to be dying of [[spoiler:a tumor in her ovaries]], which mean that she [[spoiler:couldn't have children]].

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* {{Rebecca}} Literature/{{Rebecca}} was revealed to be dying of [[spoiler:a tumor in her ovaries]], which mean that she [[spoiler:couldn't have children]].
19th Jul '16 6:16:00 PM rmctagg09
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Compare DiseaseByAnyOtherName, which is a disease which isn't known to the characters, but is by the audience.
18th Jul '16 7:31:50 AM stuthehistoryguy
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** This may have something to do with the fact that John Wayne himself had previously struggled with lung cancer. He would be diagnosed with stomach cancer shortly after the movie's release; this would be his last film.
** Played straight to a degree; it is never explicitly stated that Books has ''prostate'' cancer.

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** This may have something to do with the fact that John Wayne himself had previously struggled with lung cancer.cancer and done several PSAs about the disease. He would be diagnosed with stomach cancer shortly after the movie's release; this would be his last film.
** Played straight to a degree; it degree. It is never explicitly stated that Books has ''prostate'' cancer.
18th Jul '16 7:27:09 AM stuthehistoryguy
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** This may have something to do with the fact that John Wayne himself was dying of the disease -- this would be his last film.

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** This may have something to do with the fact that John Wayne himself was dying of had previously struggled with lung cancer. He would be diagnosed with stomach cancer shortly after the disease -- movie's release; this would be his last film.film.
** Played straight to a degree; it is never explicitly stated that Books has ''prostate'' cancer.
18th Jul '16 7:23:31 AM stuthehistoryguy
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** Though the phrase "AIDS Junkie" spray painted on Tommy's door might have been a clue.
10th Jul '16 11:06:49 AM Pichu-kun
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* In the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10593518/1/Darkness-Burning Darkness Burning]]'' after [[spoiler:a BungledSuicide attempt]] Elsa is described as "ill" instead of specifying she suffers from depression. This causes people outside her family to speculate exactly what the illness is.

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* In the ''Disney/{{Frozen}}'' fanfic ''[[https://www.fanfiction.net/s/10593518/1/Darkness-Burning Darkness Burning]]'' after [[spoiler:a BungledSuicide [[spoiler:an InterruptedSuicide attempt]] Elsa is described as "ill" instead of specifying she suffers from depression. This causes people outside her family to speculate exactly what the illness is. Elsa herself refers to her depression as being a "darkness".
10th Jul '16 10:48:36 AM Pichu-kun
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9th Jun '16 5:19:42 PM Katsuhagi
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* Averted in ''Film/TokyoGodfathers'' when Hana's foster mother hears that Hana lost her boyfriend and asks (albeit under her breath) if he died of AIDS. Hana clarifies that he slipped on the soap in the shower.


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* Averted in ''Film/TokyoGodfathers'' when Hana's foster mother hears that Hana lost her boyfriend and asks (albeit under her breath) if he died of AIDS. Hana clarifies that he slipped on the soap in the shower.
9th Jun '16 5:10:08 PM Katsuhagi
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* Averted in ''Film/TokyoGodfathers'' when Hana's foster mother hears that Hana lost her boyfriend and asks (albeit under her breath) if he died of AIDS. Hana clarifies that he slipped on the soap in the shower.
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