Wide Neighborhoods: A Story of the Frontier Nursing Service / Edition 1

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Overview

"The autobiography of Mary Breckinridge, the remarkable founder of the Frontier Nursing Service. Riding out on horseback, the FNS nurse-midwives, the first of their profession in this country, proved that high mortality rates and malnutrition need not be the norm in rural areas. By their example and through their graduates, the FNS has exacted a lasting influence on family health care throughout the world."

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"Ashland Daily IndependentAn intensely personal account by an indomitable woman, born to the purple, who dedicated herself to delivering health care to Eastern Kentucky mothers and babies." -- Louisville Courier-Journal

"A moving and provoking book." -- Nursing Times

"No Kentuckian should fail to read this story of unequaled dedication, unyielding determination, selfless devotion, resolute courage, and exceptional adventure." -- Ashland Daily Independent

"For anyone interested in the Appalachian people, in nursing, or in a woman who had a dream and worked with other women to make that dream a reality, this is an excellent book." -- Ashville Citizen-Times

"This will be a welcome reprint for those who want to know about a dynamic woman who rendered such a worth-while service for her people." -- Back Home in Kentucky

"This unusual and interesting book is recommended reading for persons interested in the history of medicine, public health medicine, and international health." -- Journal of the History of Medicine

"An intensely personal account by an indomitable woman, born to the purple, who dedicated herself to delivering health care to Eastern Kentucky mothers and babies." -- Louisville Courier-Journal

"Ashville Citizen-TimesThis will be a welcome reprint for those who want to know about a dynamic woman who rendered such a worth-while service for her people." -- Back Home in Kentucky

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780813101491
  • Publisher: University Press of Kentucky
  • Publication date: 12/28/1981
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 721,921
  • Product dimensions: 5.56 (w) x 8.52 (h) x 0.83 (d)

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  • Posted May 31, 2011

    Fascinating story of pioneering school of Nurse MidWife service in SE USA mountains of Kentucky started by Mary Breckinridge. WWI story too.

    Could not put this book down after my daughter-in-law SM pointed it out to me when she started her studes online for her masters' degree of Family Nurse Practitioner and Midwifery with this school. Mary Breckinridge was a brave and persistent advocate for the poor without healthcare for citizens that lived in the mountains of Kentucky. In spite of terrible personal losses, she pushed on for her program. I laughed, admired, and was amazed by her experiences. Her story really should be made into a movie. The descritpions of France and England after WWI are sobering. You will love reading accounts of her fundraising techniques for her program.

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