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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.

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.


A regionally popular term for marijuana.
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The question must be asked, how is it that out-of-town shopping centres and their associated infrastructure receive planning permission and are built within a few years, yet it is almost two years on and all the council can tell us about St Mary Street is that they can't proceed until 2010?
In all the many, many years in which I have caught buses in St Mary Street I have never seen anything like this.
St Mary Street is an artery in the city and shouldn't be pedestrianised.
The area for pedestrians is being dramatically expanded to the middle of the road from the Sandringham Hotel side of St Mary Street using flexible rubber kerbs.
Paul Carter, Cardiff council's operational manager for transport policy, said: "This latest phase of St Mary Street will extend the space for pedestrians, particularly those using the shopping arcades at what is a very busy time of the year.
The area for pedestrians is also being dramatically expanded to the middle of the road from the Sandringham Hotel side of St Mary Street using flexible rubber kerbs.
Jeweller David Hughes-Lewis of the Cardiff Retail Partnership said: "We are anxious to see traffic flow along St Mary Street slowed down.
Buses to the University Hospital of Wales will not use Clare Road or Wood Street bus stops but will depart from their normal bus stop in St Mary Street.
The turning into St Mary Street is too sharp, and the street too narrow for buses which occasionally mount the kerb.
The train tracks from Kingsland to St Marys used to be operated several times a day when the Gilman Paper Co was in business, However, when the paper company closed in 2002, train traffic also slowed down.
Birkenhead St Marys and Buckley will meet in both competitions and amazingly have also been drawn together in the Cottham Memorial Trophy.