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Philadelphia Inquirer runs detailed obituary for nurse who joined Peace Corps at age 69

April 19, 2003 -- Today's Philadelphia Inquirer includes an obituary for Anne M. Fitz-Patrick, a retired nurse who had joined the Peace Corps at age 69 and served two years as a public health nurse at a countryside clinic in Paraguay. Previously, Ms. Fitz-Patrick had spent 25 years as a school nurse in southern New Jersey. She had also served as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army nursing corps in the Pacific during World War II. She earned her nursing degree from the Philadelphia General Hospital School of Nursing in 1944. The Inquirer deserves credit for providing a level of detail that is unusual for a nurse's obituary.

 

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