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Thursday, August 23, 2012 by DEBRA PALMIERI in Local News

Allentown Hospital School of Nursing graduate discusses life and career

Nurses cover many a mile caring for patients walking up and down long hospital hallways.

Miriam Ritter, a 1934 graduate of the former Allentown Hospital School of Nursing, has covered quite a few miles in her 100 years.

The retired nurse, who recently visited Dr. Raymond Fritz's Allentown Family Foot Care, was born Feb. 28, 1912, in Lower Saucon Township, just two hours shy of being a Leap Year baby.

Ritter recalled doing graduate work at Columbia University, riding the train to the school in New York City.