[Ads-l] Slight Antedating of "AIDS

James Landau 00000c13e57d49b8-dmarc-request at LISTSERV.UGA.EDU
Sun Jan 16 14:56:38 EST 2022

On Aun, 16 Jan 2022 01:40:01 zone+0000  "Shapiro, Fred" <fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU> wrote:<begin quote>
AIDS (OED 1982 Aug.)

1982 Boston Globe 27 July 4/1 (Newspapers.com)  The disorder has been named Acquired Immunodeficiency Disease Syndrome, or AIDS.

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If memory serves, the book  _And the Band Played On_ by Randy Shilts gives the events leading up to the coining of the term "AIDS"

James Landau
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