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Issues and trends in nursing, 3rd Ed. The Frontier Nursing Service grew rapidly during its first five years.

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For everylive births, over resulted in maternal death vs. Breckinridge grew up in Washington, D. Breckinridge was ready for the challenge and her vision for Frontier Nursing Service never dimmed.

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She decided to tackle the health problems of eastern Kentucky, an area of few roads and no physicians, thinking that if her plans succeeded in such a poor, inaccessible area, they could work anywhere. The horses could easily navigate the mountains and streams.

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She would implement these ideas in her later work with the Frontier Nursing Service. To prepare to make the goal a reality, she studied public health nursing at Teachers College of Columbia University and midwifery at three British institutions.

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