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Anachronism

Created: 04/12/17

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rebeccar

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Anachronism

Much like the scene in the movie Somewhere in Time where Christopher Reeve's character finds the modern day coin in his pocket and is jolted out of the past, there was one anachronism for me on page 144 when there's a joking reference to chlamydia as a baby's name. It is supposed to be 1951 or '52 at this point in the book, and it wasn't until 1958 that this sexually-transmitted disease (which is now a silent epidemic in the USA) was discovered to be a bacteria rather than a virus; it also was not until a couple of decades after that when women's magazines began to warn about this possibly asymptomatic STD. Did anyone else notice this ?


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