Mary Breckinridge

Mary Breckinridge

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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 orgaWealthy patrons often donated horses and paid the cost of the animalsa#39; upkeep. Breckinridge believed that contributors would express less excitement about paying for spark plugs and new tires than for hay and saddles.40 With coal trucks anbsp;...

Title:Mary Breckinridge
Author:Melanie Beals Goan
Publisher:Univ of North Carolina Press - 2008


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