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In Ibsen's play A Doll's House, what disease did Dr. Rank inherit from his father?
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Although in the play Dr. Rank's ailment is called "spinal consumption", critics generally agree that the disease is actually syphilis. The Doctor inherited the disease from his father, who was known to have lived a dissolute life with a number of different mistresses.
Posted by dymatsuoka on April 3, 2008 at 3:20 AM (Answer #1)
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