A Story of the Frontier Nursing Service
Published by: The University Press of Kentucky
Imprint: The University Press of Kentucky
Sales Date: 12/31/1981
400 Pages, 5.50 x 8.50 in
- Published: December 1981
Wide Neighborhoods is the autobiography of Mary Breckinridge, the remarkable founder of the Frontier Nursing Service. It is equally the story of the unique organization she founded in the mountains of Eastern Kentucky in 1925—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 remote rural areas. The FNS, through its example and through the graduates of tis school of midwifery and family nursing, has exerted a lasting influence on family health care throughout the world.
Foreword, by Marvin Breckinridge Patterson
Afterword, by Dale Deaton
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
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