WIDE NEIGHBORHOODS: A Story of the Frontier Nursing Service

By: Mary Breckinridge

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"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."

Title: WIDE NEIGHBORHOODS: A Story of the Frontier Nursing Service

Author: Mary Breckinridge

Illustrator: Reg. Price: $12.96

Categories: Health, Medicine, & Disease, Appalachia,

Edition: 2

Publisher: University of Kentucky Press: 1981 [©1952]

ISBN Number: 0-8131-0149-2

ISBN Number 13: 9780813101491

Binding: paperback

Book Details: 400 pages, paperback, University of Kentucky Press

Seller ID: 114535

Description: 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.

Reviews
“A moving and provoking book.”—Nursing Times

“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

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

“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

“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