Mary Breckenridge (1881-1965), a nurse midwife. She founded the Frontier Nursing Service to provide maternity services to women in the Appalachian mountains of eastern Kentucky. Nurses visited families on horseback. This service significantly lowered the maternal mortality rate of the region served.
Nurses on horseback 1931. 3 young women on horseback, Frontier Nursing Service, KY. The horses and riders on a dirt road with hills to the right. Frontier Nursing Service was founded by Mary Breckinridge in Leslie County, Kentucky, in 1925. -Herald-Post Collection