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Mary (1881–1965). American nurse, founder of the Frontier Nursing Service, a primarily midwifery service for women in remote areas of Kentucky. The Service, originally the Kentucky Committee for Mothers and Babies, was founded in 1925.
(1881-1965), the American nurse who founded the Frontier Nursing Service in Kentucky to improve the obstetric care of women living in remote mountainous areas. The nurses in the service had training in midwifery and reached their patients on horseback and on foot, often encountering personal danger. The service began training midwives and stimulated the establishment of other midwifery schools.