Mary Breckinridge, Nurse

Title

Mary Breckinridge, Nurse

Description

Mary Breckinridge was an American nurse-midwife and the founder of the New Model of Rural Health Care & Frontier Nursing Service. She started family care centers in the Appalachian mountains. She was known for helping many people with her hospitals. After equipping herself for the challenging nurse-midwife job to the rural America, Mary Breckinridge began serving in Kentucky in 1925, wherein she introduced the new system of rural health care. In that same year, she established Frontier Nursing Service, providing care for low service fee. In areas covered, maternal and neonatal mortality rates significantly dropped. FNS is still serving mothers and children down to this very day.

Creator

U.S. Postal Service

Date

1998

Source

https://arago.si.edu/media/000/036/261/36261_lg.jpg

Relation

Source: Mary Breckinridge. (2012, August 24). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved October 15, 2012, from http://bit.ly/RxWZUw

Publisher

The Smithsonian National Postal Museum 

Contributor

U.S. Postal Service

Format

Medium: Postage Stamp

Language

English

Type

Figures

Identifier

Mary Breckinridge, Nursing, Healthcare, Rural Healthcare, Public Health

Coverage

Historic

Files

https://arago.si.edu/media/000/036/261/36261_lg.jpg

Reference

U.S. Postal Service, Mary Breckinridge, Nurse, The Smithsonian National Postal Museum , 1998

Cite As

U.S. Postal Service, “Mary Breckinridge, Nurse,” Virtual Museum of Public Service, accessed August 19, 2022, https://vmps.omeka.net/items/show/237.