Meet Edith Graham Mayo and her Diary – Outdoor – POSTPONED
Meet Edith Graham Mayo and her Diary – Outdoor – Event Postponed. We will reschedule at a future date.
September 14, 6:30-8:00pm (Central Time)
Location: Canticle Park, Assisi Heights (1001 14th Street NW, Rochester, MN 55901) Click here for map. (If weather does not permit, we will meet in Walter’s Conference Room.)
Registration requested by September 13.
Edith Graham Mayo was the wife of Dr. Charlie Mayo and Rochester’s first professionally trained nurse. She graduated from the Chicago’s Women and Children’s School of Nursing in 1889. In those days, a new nurse took a job as a private duty nurse or worked in a doctor’s office. Edith got a job working with a Chicago physician. But when she arrived for her first day of work, the doctor took one look at her and said “you’re too young and too beautiful” and fired her. But old Dr. William Worrall had no qualms and hired Edith to be his office nurse. In time, he trained her to deliver anesthesia. When the Sisters of St. Francis were opening their hospital, Dr. Will lent Edith to the Sisters to help set up the surgery unit and train the Sisters to be nurses. Edith faithfully kept a detailed journal of her work. This presentation comes alive with “Edith” reading her journal, recalling the early procedures and techniques, how she accomplished her tasks and her reflections about nursing in Rochester. This program will touch your heart!
Diane Wrobleski is a nurse, a health care educator, an archivist, a quilter and a Cojourner with the Sisters of St. Francis.
Events taking place outdoors will be held in Assisi Heights Canticle Park & the surrounding grounds. Please park in the Canticle Park parking lot & join us at the Canticle Park gazebo. We are open for limited sponsored events. Please refrain from attending if experiencing any symptoms of COVID-19 or other illness or have been exposed to any persons infected with COVID-19.