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Paperback The Uses of Adversity Book

ISBN: 1500352799

ISBN13: 9781500352790

The Uses of Adversity

This is the story of my mother, who, in 1939, discovered her husband was suffering from tertiary syphilis - an affliction which could be cured then only by long years of treatment. The horror with which syphilis was surrounded was similar to that provoked by HIV/AIDS in the 1980s. My mother was childless at this time. Instead of being destroyed by this news, she resolved to have children anyway with a man she would choose. Her decision resulted in...

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