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September 3, 2010

100 Years Ago in the Forward

Paula Lipman, who resides in New York City on Clinton Street and arrived in the United States seven years ago, was brought by ambulance to the mental ward at Bellevue Hospital after falling into a bout of hysteria. Apparently, her husband disappeared six months after their wedding, which was a year ago. Distraught, she searched desperately for him, but to no avail. After checking local hospitals and morgues, she found no trace of him. Recently, a strange man appeared at her door and asked her to sign a piece of paper. After reading it, she discovered it was a get, a writ of divorce, from a rabbinical court in Paris. She refused to sign it, then fell into hysterics, smashing everything in her apartment. Her concerned neighbors called an ambulance, which took her to Bellevue.

50 Years Ago in the Forward

A Jewish boy and an African-American girl made waves with their presentation at the International Congress on Nutrition, being held in Washington. Arnold Lentner and Patricia Bath, both 17-year-old students, presented their study on how nutrition and stress play roles in the development of cancer. Both young researchers are from New York City: Lentner from the Rockaway Beach section of Queens, and Bath from Harlem. They met and did their research under the auspices of a summer science program at Yeshiva University. The pair’s research showed how cancer cells responded variously to different nutrients, some of which caused them to grow more quickly, while others slowed growth.

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