What Happens When Lyme Disease Becomes an Identity?

The tick-borne disease that’s now a movement

The Cut
The Cut
Jul 24 · 31 min read
Photo: Cole Burston/Toronto Star via Getty Images

By Molly Fischer

Polly Murray, in the 1960s and ’70s, was a mother of four with an old house on several acres in Lyme, Connecticut. In the summer, her kids built forts in the woods; they ice-skated on frozen cow ponds in the winter. The Murrays had an idyllic life in the…

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