Historian Beverly Gage on Her Rare Disease DiagnosisSubmitted by theral on Tue, 04/04/2023 - 10:46
Beverly Gage, Yale professor of American History and author, is more likely to be found on podcasts discussing her new (and wildly acclaimed) biography, “G-Man: J. Edgar Hoover and the Making of the American Century". But in 2019 her life took an unexpected turn, as a chance encounter with a plant kickstarted what turned out to be a rare disease that had – inexplicably – lain dormant for 40 years.
She’s not just a zebra, as Beverly explains in her recent New Yorker article, she’s a zebra with polka dots.
Link to the article: “Nobody Has My Condition But Me”