The Meaning of Life (1914) & AIDS (1981-1982)

Benjamin Fortson fortson at FAS.HARVARD.EDU
Wed Jan 9 14:39:06 UTC 2002

"Hitherfore"? Was that a lapsus, or is that a real form? Just curious...

On Wed, 9 Jan 2002, David Bergdahl wrote:

> My father-in-law was a dermatologist with a specialty in STD: when he first
> began seeing clients in the early 80s with what we'd now call AIDS I
> remember that he conferred with colleagues about these unusual cases--e.g.
> young men with Karposi's sarcoma, a disease hitherfore restricted to
> Mediterranean men in their 80s and 90s--but no one had a name for it.  I
> would look to professional journals (JAMA &c.) for early mentions.
> ___________________
> "The hardest thing in America is to be what one is softly"
>                                                          --Leon Wieseltier

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