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