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Author Goan, Melanie Beals, 1972-

Title Mary Breckinridge : the Frontier Nursing Service and Rural Health in Appalachia
Published Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (360 pages)
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. In this first comprehensive biography of the FNS founder, Melanie Beals Goan provides a revealing look at the challenges Breckinridge faced as s
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Subject Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965.
Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.
Nurses -- Appalachian Region -- Biography -- History.
History, 20th Century.
Nursing Services -- history.
Rural Health Services -- history.
Appalachian Region.
Genre/Form Biography.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 146960664X