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

Laurence Horn laurence.horn at YALE.EDU
Wed Jan 9 02:29:49 UTC 2002

At 9:39 AM -0500 1/9/02, Benjamin Fortson wrote:
>"Hitherfore"? Was that a lapsus, or is that a real form? Just curious...

David must have intended "thitherfore" or perhaps "theretofore".  (I
think it's also Kaposi's.)


>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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