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Harvard Medical School

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English: Harvard Medical School (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

After graduation from Emmanuel College I continued working at Harvard Medical School for Dr Sidman and Dr Jean Rebeiz. I was studying the HY gene in the mouse and muscle enervation tissue slide preparations. In November of 1966 I met Dr Rebeiz’ friend Dr Rifaat Dagher, newly arrived from Lebanon, who was getting a degree in Immunology. Rifaat had graduated from University of Beirut , Lebanon with a degree in General Surgery...

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The Dabke, Dancing for exercise and fun

Choose a dance you love, like Zumba or hip hop and just do it. Leave the radio on and dance to it all day long. Belly dancing is great for the waist. I love folk dancing. Alas, I didn’t dance the dabke at my wedding. Before my wonderful wedding a great tragedy occurred. It changed the course of my life. I was just seeing Lebanon for the first time. I’m an Irish girl with a little French Canadian...

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Byblos

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Byblos

Byblos, Lebanon, is the world’s oldest city. It is the home of the alphabet and if you listen closely you can hear the word Bible in the name. Byblos, so unique, is a renowned archaeological site with remnants of earliest stone age civilization as well as the bronze, with ancient Greek, Roman, and Crusaders influence. The site features a Crusader castle looking out over the sea...

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