Frontier Nursing Stories

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal 7 Comments

  Last time I wrote about the all important saddlebags the Frontier nurse midwives carried, but the horses they slung those saddlebags over were as necessary as air to the nurses as they rode up into the mountains to deliver babies and treat the mountain people. When Mary Breckinridge or her representatives went out to recruit people, they looked for …

A Dedicated Woman – Mary Breckinridge

Ann H Gabhart Ann's Posts, One Writer's Journal 6 Comments

“Where the land is rough and steep, nature is not easily conquered even after wild beasts and wilder men have been subdued. …a dogged determination to survive keeps a mountaineer’s body lean and his mind alert. His dwelling place in awesome regions tends to give him dignity of manner …accentuated by his sparse use of words.” (Mary Breckinridge describing the …