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Wells, Rosemary.
New York : Puffin Books, 2000, c 1998.
IL 3-6, RL 5.5
ISBN  014130815X
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What would you do if you lived in a remote mountain area and you got very sick or badly injured? What if you cannot find any hospitals or doctors nearby? It could be quite uncomfortable and dangerous not to get medical care.  Imagine that it is the twentieth century and there are people living in small cabins without running water in the Appalachian Mountains of Kentucky. They are  poor and travel by mule along difficult mountain paths. They hunt and farm to make a living, but life is hard for them. A little girl is terribly burned as she takes care of her mother's cooking fire.  A little boy has a high fever.  Someone breaks his leg while working. These hardy folks would call on neighbors to help when someone got sick or injured, but without medical help, sometimes people died.  Fortunately, in 1923 nurse Mary Breckinridge brought much needed medical care to the struggling mountain people.  Because there were no roads, Mary packed her medical supplies and rode a horse to people's homes and tended to the sick and injured. She saw how much medical assistance was needed, so she recruited nurses to help her. Even some nurses from foreign countries joined her. Come along and learn about the challenging lives of these tough mountain folks and how these amazing nurses helped them live healthier lives.  (May Harn Liu,, librarian)
SUBJECTS:     Breckinridge, Mary, 1881-1965.
                        Women -- Biography.
                        Frontier Nursing Service, Inc.

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