Saving Stories: The Frontier Nursing Service

Mar 14, 2017

We observe Women's History Month with a story about the Frontier Nursing Service which introduced the first nurse-midwives to the United States.  Founded in Leslie County by Mary Breckinridge, the nurses of the FNS would travel by horse to some of the most inaccessible regions of Eastern Kentucky.  Betty Lester, a recruit from Great Britain shares her memories of her first day in the mountains.

Credit UK Special Collections