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The Farm

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When my maternal grandfather retired from business in New York, my grandparents bought a farm in Williamstown, Massachusetts. We were living in Arizona at that time, and my brother and I were asked to name some of their first animals. At the end of World War II we moved to Connecticut, and we and our Boston and New York cousins (and later younger siblings) began to gather at the farm during our school vacations.

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Hockey Doctor

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To the best of my recollection it was about 1970, when I had completed my training in general and cardiothoracic surgery at Yale-New Haven Hospital, that I was offered the opportunity to be the team doctor for the University of New Haven varsity hockey te

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In Golda’s Kitchen

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In 1961, I left the Johns Hopkins math department in Baltimore and we came to Yale. Baltimore had been divided into ethnically exclusive neighborhoods, with different religious affiliations, and public facilities were still partly segregated. We were pleased to find that the Yale math department had a warm and friendly social life.

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