Karen Stollznow recalls the Nurse from TAM 2005.

Margaret Downey founded the Freethought Society of Greater Philadelphia and the Friggatriskaidekaphobia Treatment Center.  Margaret AKA the Friggatriskaidekaphobia Nurse (RN...for Rational Notable) provides treatment for the superstitious and there’s good news – it’s a curable disease! Employing skeptical cognitive behavioural therapy, the Nurse challenges the credulous to confront their superstitions and immerse themselves in the irrational. Her patients learn to limbo under ladders, to dance with open umbrellas indoors, and to stab voodoo dolls and smash mirrors! Of course, this operation is a non-prophet organisation. Interestingly, Downey has had the most media success in her ventures by defining superstitions as discriminatory, e.g., labelling black cats as bad luck is negative stereotyping.

- Karen Stollznow