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The forgotten frontier

Author(s):
Patterson, Mary Marvin Breckinridge.
Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965
Frontier Nursing Service, inc.
Publication Date:
1931
Publisher:
[Hayden, KY] : The Nursing Services, [1931]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
071 min.
Silent
Black and white
Subject(s):
Child Health Services
Maternal Health Services
Nursing Services
Rural Health
Kentucky
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Identifier(s):
NLMUID: 8600028A (See catalog record)
Permanent Link:
http://resource.nlm.nih.gov/8600028A
Description:
This is an unique and historically valuable film depicting the important medical aid that the Frontier Nursing Service provided in the Appalachian region of Kentucky. The Service provided child hygiene, midwifery, sick nursing, medical care, dentistry, public health, and emergency surgery for poor, mountain people. Film shows patients' and nurses' cabins, children, town, and gives flavor of their lives, language, and problems. Scenes include: nurses crossing river at night in ice and snow on horseback to deliver babies, nurses innoculating townsfolk at one-room school, nurses and men making a strecher in forest and walking 7 hours carrying a man with gunshot wound to hospital, steam trains, etc. Exterior of Wendover headquarters, Frontier Nursing Service Hospital, etc. Paper file contains film production details.
Credits: Mary Breckinridge.
Received: (date unknown); donation; from Mrs. Jefferson Patterson (Marvin Breckinridge Patterson).
NLM Permanence Rating: Permanent: Stable content
Author(s):
Patterson, Mary Marvin Breckinridge.
Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965
Frontier Nursing Service, inc.
Publication Date:
1931
Publisher:
[Hayden, KY] : The Nursing Services, [1931]
Language(s):
English
Format:
Moving image
071 min.
Silent
Black and white
Subject(s):
Child Health Services
Maternal Health Services
Nursing Services
Rural Health
Kentucky
Rights:
The National Library of Medicine believes this item to be in the public domain.
Identifier(s):
See catalog record: 8600028A
Permanent Link:
http://resource.nlm.nih.gov/8600028A
Description:
This is an unique and historically valuable film depicting the important medical aid that the Frontier Nursing Service provided in the Appalachian region of Kentucky. The Service provided child hygiene, midwifery, sick nursing, medical care, dentistry, public health, and emergency surgery for poor, mountain people. Film shows patients' and nurses' cabins, children, town, and gives flavor of their lives, language, and problems. Scenes include: nurses crossing river at night in ice and snow on horseback to deliver babies, nurses innoculating townsfolk at one-room school, nurses and men making a strecher in forest and walking 7 hours carrying a man with gunshot wound to hospital, steam trains, etc. Exterior of Wendover headquarters, Frontier Nursing Service Hospital, etc. Paper file contains film production details.
Credits: Mary Breckinridge.
Received: (date unknown); donation; from Mrs. Jefferson Patterson (Marvin Breckinridge Patterson).
NLM Permanence Rating: Permanent: Stable content