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  • He laughed at the girl’s story of the humors of a hunger-strike; he told the secretary what to do when her eyes were tired from typing; and the teacher asked him—not as the husband of a friend but as a physician—whether there was "anything to this inoculation for colds."

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  • I think they worried that my grandfather would infect me with some incurable dreaminess from which I’d never recover—that these fantasies were somehow inoculating me against more practical ambitions—so one day my mother sat me down and explained that I couldn’t become an explorer because everything in the world had already been discovered.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • All I can say is that she was likely born sometime after 1920; that’s when public inoculation came in."
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander

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