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May 10, 1913

Need for a Physician in the Mountains of North Carolina

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21 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn.

JAMA. 1913;60(19):1479. doi:10.1001/jama.1913.04340190073022

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Abstract

To the Editor:  —Far up in the mountains of North Carolina is a little hospital, founded and run by a trained nurse, Miss Lydia Holman, who for twelve years has quietly worked among these mountain people, not only bringing to them medical aid and care, but also teaching modern sanitary improvements, hygiene and social betterment. When the railroad ran its line through Altapass, a small building was erected for use during its construction, and after the completion of the road, seeing the splendid work Miss Holman was doing there, the railroad gave the building to her to use as a hospital.Miss Holman's work covers a large area, patients traveling many miles to reach the little hospital, or sending for her in all sorts of weather, night or day, so that her work has really become that of a physician as well as a nurse, because she could not refuse

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