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Collection Details


Collection Name: Frontier Service Nursing Oral History
Repository Name: University of Kentucky, Lexington. King Library. Special Collections. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History [Repository Details]
Repository Location: Lexington, Kentucky, United States
URL: http://kdl.kyvl.org/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=oralhist&tpl=kukohfns.tpl
Material Formats: [14 documents with text]
Dates Spanned: 1978-1979
Description: The Frontier Nursing Service grew out of a need for primary health care in the mountains of eastern Kentucky. Local midwives with no professional training delivered virtually all babies in these rural communities until 1925, when Mary Breckinridge organized the first effort to supply trained nurse- midwives and doctors to mountain people in remote areas. Until this time, most medical treatment was limited to the skills of persons with knowledge of herb and folk remedies. The FNS combined midwifery and family nursing with preventive health care, and in a few years vastly improved the general state of health in the region.
Estimated Total of Interviews: 13
Interviews: [14 interview(s) listed in this collection]
Broad Subjects: Life Styles; Health
ASP Subjects: Child health services; Family; Frontier and pioneer life; Health; Kentucky; Maternal health services; Midwives; Nurses; Nursing; Oral history; Public welfare; United States
Collection Code: OHC0000383