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McMillan, Mary

(1880-1959), early American physical therapist and a founder of the American Physical Therapy Association. She was educated in England and was employed at the Children's Hospital in Liverpool treating patients with poliomyelitis and spastic paralysis. She returned to America in 1915 and became an influential force in the development of the profession of physical therapy.

Breckinridge, Mary

(1881-1965), the American nurse who founded the Frontier Nursing Service in Kentucky to improve the obstetric care of women living in remote mountainous areas. The nurses in the service had training in midwifery and reached their patients on horseback and on foot, often encountering personal danger. The service began training midwives and stimulated the establishment of other midwifery schools.


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The Assumption of the Virgin was also played, along with the Shepherds' play, in St John's churchyard in 1515-16.
Fra Angelico's reliquary tabernacle, with the burial and Assumption of the Virgin (Boston, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, catalogue No.
It is well known that ithe main source for the Death and the Assumption of the Virgin was the Transitus Mariae, an apocryphal work incorporated into the Legenda aurea for the feast of the Assumption'.
His best - known works include Assumption of the Virgin (1577), Burial of the Count of Orgaz (c1584), Pentecost (1604 - 14), and View of Toledo (1600 - 10).
More than 50 festivals and events have been scrapped countrywide following last month's attacks, including fireworks displays to mark the Catholic feast of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary on Aug.
6) Francesco Botticini's enormous The Assumption of the Virgin altarpiece (c.
Damascus/Hasaka, SANA -- Marking the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven, Church bells in Syria and Europe tolled on Saturday for peace in Syria, Iraq and the Middle East.
The village parish decided to hold festivities to celebrate both the church's heritage and the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, which falls during the second month of the summer.
August 15 is the Assumption of the Virgin Mary when some businesses traditionally close.
These include Fernando Meirelles' "The Constant Gardener," Pratihba Parmar's "Nina's Heavenly Delights," Julien Temple's "The Golden Man" and Francois Girard's "The Assumption of the Virgin.
Chagall's The Birthday; and Rubens' The Assumption of the Virgin as well as some examples of architecture.
Patricia Lee Rubin's reading of the appearance of Matteo Palmieri and his wife as the donors in Botticini's painting Assumption of the Virgin, a painting that Palmieri himself commissioned as his memorial, reinforces the importance art as a vehicle for the construction and reconstruction of memory.

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