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Give $1.25 in service for every dollar

In my Rewind story today, I patched together what nursing life might have been like for Alice Hope, class of 1926 at Deaconess Hospital nursing school. The nursing school alums (it closed in 1980) have put together a beautiful wall of historic photos and anecdotes.

Through the wall, I met Miss Mary Buob, a nursing superintendent in the 1920s and 1930s, “credited with developing nursing into an honored profession.” Buob sounded like an amazing woman. She told her students: “Give $1.25 in service for every dollar you receive in wages.”

Imagine if workers, in all professions, could be told that today — and imagine if they delivered on it.

(About the photo: The first class of Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing to graduate in 1901, from left, Rose Dudley, Maud Pepper, Ida Hoffman and Nellie Randle. They were admitted to the program in 1899. Photo courtesy of Deaconess Hospital)


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Writer Catherine Johnston of Olympia, Wash., addresses issues facing aging baby boomers and seniors as well as issues of serious illness, death and dying, grief and loss.

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