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From: "Joy L Wright" <>
Date: Wed, 3 Mar 1999 23:00:22 -0500
My friend sent me this:
SYMPTONS: Patient continually complains of a need for names, dates and
Patient has a blank expression on his face and often seems deaf to mate and
children, has no taste for work of any kind. except for feverishly looking
through records, libraries, and courthouses. Has compulsion t o write
and spends hours sitting at a computer. Swears at mailman when he doesn"t
leave mail or threatens to kick computer if here is no e-mail.
Frequents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins and remote desolate
areas. Makes secret night calls and hides the phone bills from mate.Patient
mumbles to self and has a strange look in his eyes.
Has a strange compulsion to gather and scatter old papers all over the
house,leaving peles of paper everywhere with strange numbers and names all
Treatment No known cure. Medication is useless. Diseade is not fatal, but
gets progressively worse.Diease is spreading throughout the county very
quickly becoming an epidemic. Patient should attend genealogy
meetins,workshops,suscribe to genealogical magazines and given lots more
and a computer situated in a quiet corner of the house where hhe or she can
alone.If family supports patient through this , patient will occasionally
out of strange trance and will act normal again, unless you drive by a
cemetery or court house.
Remarks The unusal nature of this disease is such that the more sick the
patint becomes, the more he or she seems to enjoy it ,sometimes dancing with
glee and yelling. I found it.
hope you enjoy it...........................joy
|disease by "Joy L Wright" <>|