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Author Goan, Melanie Beals, 1972-

Title Mary Breckinridge : the Frontier Nursing Service & rural health in Appalachia / Melanie Beals Goan
Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008


Description 1 online resource (xi, 348 pages) : illustrations
Contents Origins and obligations -- Motherhood: a career -- Dreams and visions -- Blazing the trail -- Squeezing out the gold -- Winning patients' trust -- Praying for better times ahead -- The challenges of war -- A woman's world -- Wide neighborhoods -- Changing times -- Stepping into the wings
Summary In 1925 Mary Breckinridge (1881-1965) founded the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS), a public health organization in eastern Kentucky providing nurses on horseback to reach families who otherwise would not receive health care. Through this public health organization, she introduced nurse-midwifery to the United States and created a highly successful, cost-effective model for rural health care delivery that has been replicated throughout the world
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-339) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965.
Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965
Breckinridge, Mary.
Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.
Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.
Frontier Nursing Service
Nurses -- Appalachian Region -- Biography -- History
History, 20th Century
Nursing Services -- history
Rural Health Services -- history
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Medical & Surgical.
MEDICAL -- Nursing -- Reference.
Appalachian Region
Appalachian Region
Genre/Form Biographies
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007049300
ISBN 9781469606644