Rappaport remembers her Peabody roots with near-million dollar bequest

Ruth Rappaport, a 1955 Peabody High graduate whose research helped develop a flu vaccine, bequeathed $935,000 to Peabody Veterans Memorial High School.
A pioneering Peabody High School alumna, whose research contributed to the development of numerous vaccines to combat life-threatening diseases, including the flu, is giving back to her hometown in a big way. Dr. Ruth Shoer Rappaport, who died on April 28 at the age of 83 in Philadelphia, left a $935,000 bequest to the high…

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