Mary Eliza Mahoney was the eldest of two daughters born to two freed slaves. Her parents were originally from North Carolina, but moved north prior to the Civil War in pursuit of a life with less racial discrimination. When she was 10, she was admitted into the Phillips School, where she studied from first to fourth grade. Her school focused on teaching the value of morality and humanity, alongside general subjects such as English, History, and Math. At some point, possibly in her early 20s, Mary was briefly engaged to an unknown doctor. Mary knew from an early age that she wanted to become a nurse.
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Pleasant dreams! The best I have heard is from a nurse who said that one night she was floated to oncology at the hospital where she used to work. She was given a patient who was passing away and had been unconscious for several days. This patient died within minutes.