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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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(p.120) 8 1921–1922
A Doctor for Rural America

Barbara Barksdale Clowse

University Press of Kentucky

Field assignments in Arkansas and Tennessee, both poor and backward states, damaged Bradley’s mobile clinic and challenged her spirits. After enactment of the Sheppard-Towner law, she pleaded for an administrative job in Washington. Grace Abbott refused, and Bradley resigned to pursue rural healthcare reform differently.

Keywords:   Arkansas field work, Dr. Charles W. Garrison, typhoid fever, maternal mortality, tenant farmers, US Children’s Bureau, mobile clinic, Sheppard-Towner Act of 1921, Tennessee field work

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