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In 1925, Mrs. Mary Carson Breckinridge led a team of spirited women to Leslie County, Kentucky and established a demonstration of providing unprecedented healthcare to rural Appalachia. Together, they improved the maternal and infant mortality rates, losing just two maternal patients over a span of 12 years.
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Angels on Horseback: Midwives in the Mountains

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In 1925, Mrs. Mary Carson Breckinridge led a team of spirited women to Leslie County, Kentucky and established a demonstration of providing unprecedented healthcare to rural Appalachia. Together, they improved the maternal and infant mortality rates, losing just two maternal patients over a span of 12 years.

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Angels on Horseback: Midwives in the Mountains

Explore the life of Mary Breckinridge and her efforts founding the Frontier Nursing Service, whose nurse-midwives traveled by horseback to provide healthcare to those living in a remote, mountainous region of Kentucky.

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Angels on Horseback: Midwives in the Mountains

Length 56:20 Premiere Date 10.17.21

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