"AIDS Treatment News" (a few "sites"??)

Carlton Hogan carlton at walleye.ccbr.umn.edu
Mon Nov 2 14:47:59 EST 1998

In article <36392ac7.273972053 at netnews.worldnet.att.net>,
 <johnburgin at worldnet.att.net> wrote:
>On 29 Oct 1998 03:48:12 GMT, flefever at ix.netcom.com(F. Frank LeFever)
>>I've tried to clear away some of the clutter.  "John Burgin" ridiculed
>>the terrm "enhancing antibodies" as unheard of, claimed it could not be
>>found in a Medline search.  Bosch easily found it (400 or so articles
>>used it in title or abstract, and about 10% of these did so in the
>>context of AIDS).
>>Whereupon "John Burgin" challenges him ("big boy") to show him some
>>"sites".  Is it just a matter of mis-spelling, or is he really so naive
>>as to think one goes to Medline to find websites?  If he means "cites"
>>(as a vulgar abbreviation for "citations"), why doesn't he ask how to
>>do the Medline search properly and read a few of the articles cited?
>F., I'm not naive enough to waste my time searching through a mountain
>of b.s. for "enhancing" antibodies when medical pathologists who have
>just finished their board exams(successfully I might add) don't recall
>even a question on their exam or reference to such terms. 

So if it doesn't appear on the path. boards, it doesn't exist?
I thought *you* claimed to be a clinician. The fact that you go 
to such length to ridicule a common concept (enhancing Abs),
even when given pointers to educating yourself, makes such claims
ludicrous. It would actually be even more terifying if someone
so complacent, nay, proud in their ignorance actually provided care,
even as a veterinarian.

> Can't be
>very important now can it? 

It could be of critical importance, if one had a health condition
where enhancing Abs are clinically relevant. Maybe it's not important
to *you*. That doesn't mean it's not important to actual clinicians,
researchers, and patients.

>Ever read the book by Stephen Hawking, "A
>Brief History of Time".  Make any sense to you, big boy?  Understand
>String Theory, smart guy?  Or, is it more likely that you spend your
>entire life smelling like the lab you grow old in and don't have a
>clue about anything outside of your lab coat.  Page 10, first
>paragraph. jb

What the hell does any of this have to do with the discussion at hand?
It's time to take your meds. BTW: I was a physics major in college.
An easy fact to check, given that I use my own name. I would eat my 
shoes if you were competent in doing the math to explain superstrings.
If your referencee to P 10, first paragraph is from Hawking's book,
I don't really have time for pop-culture predigested sketches for 
persons ignorant of the field. And what the hell has this to do with HIV?

Just go to alt.flame. 


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