St. Mary was a modern hospital and emergency care center in Staten Island, New York City in the 1990s.

In April 1992, Dr. Jeffers was on duty in the urgent care area. He was about to tend to a bee sting injury on Indiana Jones when several paramedics arrived, bringing in several gunshot victims, including a little girl who had been an innocent bystander. Jeffers went to treat the girl, while Jones and Mike, another walk-in patient waiting for treatment, got into an argument on the life potential of the bystander. Jones related a story of serving in German East Africa and his encounters with an orphan who later grew up to become Barthélemy Boganda. This story changed Mike's point of view enough that Mike volunteered to donate his matching blood for the girl when Jeffers came out to ask for blood. After the girl's emergency surgery, Jeffers came out to find Jones in the waiting room, still unseen because Jeffers had misplaced his paperwork when the girl came in. Jeffers took Jones to an exam room, and while the doctor treated the old man, Jones related his adventures with another doctor in a similar situation, Albert Schweitzer. After being treated, Jones headed out but got to watch Jeffers deliver good news to the parents of the young gunshot victim.

Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]

The hospital scenes for the bookends of "German East Africa, December 1916" and "Congo, January 1917" were filmed at New Hanover Memorial Hospital in Wilmington, North Carolina in late 1991.

The comic adaptation of German East Africa, December 1916 identifies the hospital as St. Mary, on the exterior, though it is not clear whether that is the full name of the hospital or just its abbreviated name. The TV episode identifies it as a Staten Island hospital.

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