A Frontier Nursing Service nurse visits a family in the 1930s. The nurse-midwives Breckinridge sent out on horseback to remote cabins in the mountains of Leslie and Clay counties KY were trained in England until World War II made travel there impossible. So, in 1939, Breckinridge started a small school for midwives, who deliver babies. Photo by Tom Eblen.

A Frontier Nursing Service nurse visits a family in the 1930s. The nurse-midwives Breckinridge sent out on horseback to remote cabins in the mountains of Leslie and Clay counties KY were trained in England until World War II made travel there impossible. So, in 1939, Breckinridge started a small school for midwives, who deliver babies. Photo by Tom Eblen.
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