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this mary eliza mahoney, the first registered african american nurse in the states. she finished training in 1879

i am really sorry i didn’t even see i omitted “is”. this IS mary eliza mahoney! ⭐️

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@wednesday @vestal When your motto is "Work more and better the coming year than the previous year" you're gonna be pretty tired, I imagine 😂 congress.gov/bill/109th-congre Less flippantly, she worked as a private nurse for much of her career and in her day nursing included domestic tasks as well as medical ones, so no doubt she put up with tonnes of bs.

@lj_writes @wednesday she worked 16 hour days cleaning up behind white doctors and learning from them....! we gotta honor her amazing resilience and dedication to the practice

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