Mary Breckinridge

Mary Breckinridge

The Frontier Nursing Service & Rural Health in Appalachia

eBook - 2008
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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.
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©2008
ISBN: 9781469606644
146960664X
0807832111
9780807832110
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xi, 348 pages) : illustrations

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