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Posted on: Wed, 08/02/2006 - 10:23pm
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Quote:Originally posted by Going Nuts:
[B]Good heavens, I do believe this article has given me a raging case of the vapors. I think I'll head off to my fainting couch and swoon. I just hope I can find my lavender scented lace hankie in time.
LOL!
While I strongly disagree with his statement that having allergies has become a way of saying that one is "sensitive" I think he has a point when it comes to representing people with allergies in literature, television, etc.
I wasn't all that offended though . . . probably because I find another account on the history of medicine to be much, much more offensive.
see this interview with Edward Shorter (who doesn't actually say much about allergies in his book. seems to be speaking off the cuff on this particular topic. but he is a very very well respected historian of science at the top of his field.):
[url="http://www.stayfreemagazine.org/archives/21/edward_shorter.html"]http://www.stayfreemagazine.org/archives/21/edward_shorter.html[/url]
I've also come across a very upsetting article by a sociologist on peanut allergy which is even worse.

Posted on: Thu, 08/03/2006 - 6:05am
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Professor Jackson is an intolerable ass.
Yes, my son was entirely concerned with being proceived as *refined* at 12 months that he willed himself to have a severe reaction to eggs. He was intent on keeping up with the *Jones* you see, and little Johnny Jones has a milk intolerance, so not to be outdone my son declared himself allergic to Tree Nuts, Peanuts and Eggs. Clever chap that he is. Never mind he couldn't talk or read.
What a crock of s$*t. Like a baby would give a **** how they are perceived.
What a jackass.

Posted on: Thu, 08/03/2006 - 6:07am
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er, I meant to say perceived.

Posted on: Thu, 08/03/2006 - 9:53am
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Quote:Originally posted by milosmom:
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Yes, my son was entirely concerned with being proceived as *refined* at 12 months that he willed himself to have a severe reaction to eggs. He was intent on keeping up with the *Jones* you see, and little Johnny Jones has a milk intolerance, so not to be outdone my son declared himself allergic to Tree Nuts, Peanuts and Eggs. Clever chap that he is. Never mind he couldn't talk or read.
What a jackass.[/b]
I was having the same thought about my son, who at 3 months was covered in horrendous eczema, who at 4 1/2 months was gasping for air, and who at 15 months had a reaction to a PB&J sandwich which he merely put up to his face, but didn't eat. Yeah, he wanted to be sure he was on the cutting edge. [img]http://uumor.pair.com/nutalle2/peanutallergy/rolleyes.gif[/img]
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