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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.189) 12 1928–1949
A Doctor for Rural America

Barbara Barksdale Clowse

University Press of Kentucky

By the end of the 1920s, reactionary politics stymied reform legislations, and the Sheppard-Towner law lapsed in 1929. Bradley’s published writing dwelled on positive changes to healthcare for rural families during the 1920s. She drafted an account of her own life and work that her four children salvaged after her death in 1949. They also preserved the reformer’s correspondence and reports.

Keywords:   Sheppard-Towner Act, Berea College, William Hutchins, Appalachia, Malnutrition, North Carolina mountains, Bradley children, Bradley autobiography, Atlanta Historical Society

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