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"...But my mother was a saint."

by JasperBloodstone on May 10, 2012   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

"My mother used to say, 'He who angers you conquers you!' But my mother was a saint." -- Elizabeth Kenny (1880-1952), a nurse from Australia whose ideas for treating the effects of polio led to the development of the field of physical therapy.


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