Thursday 28 January 2016


YANKEV GLEN (JACOB B. GLENN) (May 2, 1905-July 16, 1974)
            He was born with the surname Glembotski in Meretsh (Merecz, Merech), Lithuania.  In 1923 he moved to the United States, where he received his medical degree and practiced medicine.  From 1963 he published a weekly medical article in Forverts (Forward) in New York.  On other themes he wrote for Hahad (The echo), Haolam (The world), Doar-hayom (Today’s mail), and Hadoar (The mail), among others.  In book form: Tsu gezunt un tsu lebn (To good health and life) (New York, 1968), 461 pp.; Di tsuker-krankeyt in undzer tsayt (Diabetes in our time) (New York, 1973), 88, 89 pp. (in Yiddish and English [Modern Concept of Diabetes Mellitus]).  He died in New York.

Source: Hadoar (New York) (Kislev 1=November 22, 1968).

Berl Kagan, comp., Leksikon fun yidish-shraybers (Biographical dictionary of Yiddish writers) (New York, 1986), cols. 162-63.

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