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'A Certain Infection' in 'Borax King' Divorce Trial

February 10, 2010 |  4:00 am

Feb. 10, 1920, Briggs
“Ain’t It a Grand and Glorious Feelin’?” by Clare Briggs.

Feb. 10, 1920, Borax King
Feb. 10, 1920: More revelations in the divorce trial of “Borax King” Thomas Thorkildsen. Notice how daintily The Times treats this issue: "…the woman was the donor and the man the recipient of a certain infection. Mrs. Thorkildsen claims the reverse is true, that the man was the donor."