- Before World War II, "hypochondria of the heart" was a disease that was considered fatal if not cured
- When traveling became more mainstream, less people complained of homesickness
From the ads, it would appear that the Academy Award--nominated film Brooklyn tells a romantic story about a complicated love triangle. And it does. But if you've seen it, or read the book by Colm Tóibín, you know it's not really a love triangle between Saoirse Ronan's Eilis Lacey, her Brooklyn love, and her Irish suitor, or at least not entirely so. It's also between Eilis, Brooklyn, and County Wexford — as in, the woman and the geographical places themselves.