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A Doctor for Rural AmericaThe Reforms of Frances Sage Bradley$
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Barbara Barksdale Clowse

Print publication date: 2020

Print ISBN-13: 9780813179773

Published to Kentucky Scholarship Online: January 2021

DOI: 10.5810/kentucky/9780813179773.001.0001

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1900–1915

1900–1915

“A Damn Yankee Down in Dixie”

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(p.37) 3 1900–1915
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A Doctor for Rural America
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Barbara Barksdale Clowse

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University Press of Kentucky
DOI:10.5810/kentucky/9780813179773.003.0004

Bradley emphasized prevention with patients because curing diseases remained problematic in early twentieth century medicine. The zeitgeist of the Progressive Era boded well for expanding health care in urban areas, but the doctor worried about rural families, especially in Appalachia. She closed her Atlanta office in 1915 and became a rural field doctor for the US Children’s Bureau.

Keywords:   Bradley children, scientific medicine, maternal mortality, public health, tuberculosis, Julia Lathrop, General Federation of Women’s Clubs, US Children’s Bureau, “conferences”, pioneer vs. settler

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