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November 26, 1932

Nurses on Horseback.

JAMA. 1932;99(22):1884. doi:10.1001/jama.1932.02740740068033

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Abstract

A people tracing its lineage back to some of the famous names in American history and nursing the sick in a setting which brings the pioneer days of our early youth as a nation down to the present time is described in this book. Incidentally, Hygeia published one of the first articles on this topic in July, 1931.

"Nurses on Horseback" is an epic of modern pioneering in health; of science mingled with heroism, efficiency with neighborliness; shot through with a gallant and courageous challenge to the worst that unfriendly nature can do, all against a background of remote mountainous counties in Kentucky in which, when the work began, there was no resident physician and in which now there are only a few, who have been brought in by the Frontier Nurses' Association. The project grew out of a survey by Mary Breckinridge. A nurse herself, a native of Kentucky

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