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Mary Breckinridge: The Frontier Nursing Service & Rural Health in Appalachia
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...more
Hardcover, 348 pages
Published June 1st 2008 by University of North Carolina Press
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