[Ads-l] Antedating of "Dianetics"

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Tue Apr 26 00:09:07 UTC 2022

The OED's first citation for _dianetics_ is dated July 1950.

"Dianetics: The Evolution of a Science" is an article by American writer L. Ron Hubbard<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L._Ron_Hubbard>, published in Astounding Science Fiction<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Astounding_Science_Fiction> (cover date May 1950) published immediately preceding the release of Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dianetics:_The_Modern_Science_of_Mental_Health> that introduced Dianetics<https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dianetics>.

Fred Shapiro

The American Dialect Society - http://www.americandialect.org

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