Sidney Farber

Managing Real Estate Broker with Fathom Realty PB00068179

Sidney Farber was born in Buffalo, New York back in 1903 to Simon and Matilda. Graduating from State University of New York in 1923 he traveled to Freiburg, Germany in 1926, moving back to the United States entering Harvard Medical School in 1927.

After graduation, he was appointed to Children’s Hospital, in 1929 he was a full-time pathologist. Receiving a grant, he worked on acute lymphoblastic leukemia. He was the first person to show that induction of clinical and hematological remission in this disease was achievable.   He began raising funds for cancer research in 1947.

From the early 1950’s until his death in 1973 he was a presenter at Congressional hearing on appropriation for cancer research. What you may not know about Sidney is that he is regarded as the father of modern chemotherapy. Only now you know the rest of the story. until tomorrow keep a smile on your face and a penny in your pocket.

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I had no idea, James, about Sidney Farber... and now I do. Have a wonderful day!

Aug 01, 2017 04:27 AM #1
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I had never heard of Sidney Farber before but of course I've heard of chemotherapy. Thank you for again my morning lesson James Dray 

Aug 01, 2017 04:30 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning James. Must say, until now, without a clue! Enjoy your day!

Aug 01, 2017 04:34 AM #3
Donald Urschalitz
Lubeck Realty Group - Jupiter, FL
P.A. Realtor ABR RSPS North Palm Beach County

Another example of a persons great contribution to society.

Aug 01, 2017 04:45 AM #4
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Morning, James Dray, I had no idea that cancer research went so far back. One man Can make a difference.

Aug 01, 2017 04:46 AM #5
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning James Dray ,

It's amazing to think Sidney Farber was researching so far back in time. I had no idea but glad he made the progress he did..hopefully this horrible disease can be eradicated.

Aug 01, 2017 05:02 AM #6
Raymond E. Camp
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Ontario, NY
Licensed Real Estate Salesperson Greater Rochester

Good morning James,

A peace time use for Mustard Gas!

Make yourself an astonishing day.

Aug 01, 2017 05:21 AM #7
Joe Pryor
The Virtual Real Estate Team - Oklahoma City, OK
REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties

As a cancer survivor I am always grateful for those who brought therapies that work.

Aug 01, 2017 05:48 AM #8
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, James Dray ... one of the great ones, if not the greatest.... Dana Farber Hospital in Boston.,,.. we have a branch at a local hospital for cancer patients .... that's a blessing for many who cannot travel to Boston for chemotherapy....

Aug 01, 2017 06:10 AM #9
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning James. This is a really good read about an incredible guy.

Aug 01, 2017 06:35 AM #10
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow James,  I have a high school friend that was  a Farber, I just wonder if any relationship there.  Thanks for the information.


Aug 01, 2017 07:55 AM #11
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, James, for telling us about Sidney Farber.

Aug 01, 2017 10:07 AM #12
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi James- I was unaware of this gentleman, but look at what he gave us!

Aug 01, 2017 10:26 AM #13
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Hi James,

Once again, you have delighted us with another tidbit of good information.  I had not idea about Sydney Farber. A

Aug 01, 2017 03:44 PM #14
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi James

What a great story - he certainly made an incredible contribution!


Aug 01, 2017 06:22 PM #15
Sally K. & David L. Hanson
EXP Realty 414-525-0563 - Brookfield, WI
WI Real Estate Agents - Luxury - Divorce

A lifesaving treatment to which many owe their lives is the credit to this man.

Aug 02, 2017 02:23 AM #16
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

James Dray your daily posts bring new information to us all.  Thank you for another wonderful read!

Aug 02, 2017 04:08 AM #17
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