[PW] ? AIDS Quote (Quotation Query #757)

Kay Lancaster kay at hub.fern.com
Tue Dec 27 11:25:59 PST 2016


On Tuesday 2016-12-27 11:00, Donna Halper wrote:

> On 12/27/2016 12:40 PM, ADSGarson O'Toole wrote:
>> The adage was disseminated in December 1986 via the widely syndicated
>> "Dear Abby" newspaper column..."
>
> And as those searching are probably aware, the term AIDS didn't come into use 
> in magazines and newspapers till about 1982.  Searches for the full name of

I believe, though cannot prove at the moment, that the basic form 
of the adage is actually older than that; I recall my pathogenic 
bacteriology professor saying something similar in class in 1974, 
though I recall it as a discussion of syphilis.

Kay Lancaster kay at fern.com



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