Posted by Mark Liberman at September 21, 2007 01:54 PM
I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know that Dan Hodgins repeated his claim about the crockus in a speech he gave last night here in central New Jersey. The director of my daughter's preschool attended the talk and reported that Hodgins said almost exactly what he had told you via e-mail: that the crockus had been discovered only three years ago by Dr. Alfred Crockus from Boston Medical University Hospital. The director of my daughter's preschool, who has been following the story on your blog, asked Hodgins for a list of references, which he reportedly promised to send her. I will let you know if the list contains any references to work by the esteemed Dr. Crockus.