Sunday, September 16, 2007

One of Those Oddities

Milton Charles Winternitz, the distinguished pathologist, for example, was appointed dean of the Medical School in 1920, 11 years before Sapir went to Yale. But ‘Winter’, as he was called, never publicly admitted to being a Jew; he harboured, his daughter said, a ‘fantasy about being a gentile’; and he was a vocal, aggressive anti-semite. And, because of all this, he succeeded, if one wants to call it that, at Yale and in New Haven. Despite some protests from the neighbours he was able to buy a house where he wanted; despite some grumbling at the Graduate Club, the centre of town-gown sociability, he was invited to join.


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