Dymov was a doctor and idolized his wife Olga Ivanovna.
After a certain time…
“<Has he (Dymov) really got diphtheria?> Olga Ivanovna asked in a whisper.
(…) <Do you know why he caught it? On Tuesday he was sucking up the mucus through a pipette from a boy with diphtheria. And what for? It was stupid. . . . Just from folly. . . .>”
“The Grasshopper” by Anton Chekhov
You probably guessed that Dymov was ignored by his wife,