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Interview with Betty Lester, March 3, 1978

Part of Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Title:
Interview with Betty Lester, March 3, 1978
Creator:
Jonathan Fried; Interviewer. Lester, Betty and unidentified FNS Courier; Interviewee.
Format:
oral histories
Publication date:
1978
Date uploaded:
2012
Description:
Betty Lester gives some background of the Breckinridges and of Mary Breckinridge's immediate family. She also indicates the personal circumstances that led to the establishment of the FNS. Lester mentions the high maternal mortality rate in Leslie County before the FNS arrived. She talks about Breckinridge's experiences in Scotland and France as well as the building of Wendover and the small hospital. Lester goes into details of how services were set up and the nurses established in district centers. She explains her own training in London, England and some of her personal experiences in the FNS area. Also discussed is the Frontier Graduate School of Midwifery, begun during World War Two.
Language:
english
Publisher:
Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries
Repository:
University of Kentucky
Type:
audio
Source:
Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project
Metadata record:
http://nyx.uky.edu/dips/xt7fn29p376n/data/mets.xml
Rights:
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