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1922–1923: Arkansas Bureaucrat

Barbara Barksdale Clowse

in A Doctor for Rural America: The Reforms of Frances Sage Bradley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179773
eISBN:
9780813179780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179773.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Directing Sheppard-Towner programs in Arkansas plunged Bradley into a political imbroglio and forced her resignation. She authored a set of booklets describing healthcare issues of a fictional ... More


1900–1915: “A Damn Yankee Down in Dixie”

Barbara Barksdale Clowse

in A Doctor for Rural America: The Reforms of Frances Sage Bradley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179773
eISBN:
9780813179780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179773.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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 ... More


1917–1918: Shadows of War

Barbara Barksdale Clowse

in A Doctor for Rural America: The Reforms of Frances Sage Bradley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179773
eISBN:
9780813179780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179773.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Working in four other southern states (Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Mississippi), Bradley chafed under scheduling and logistical pressures. World War I brought new opportunities for her ... More


1925–1928: Reform Blighted

Barbara Barksdale Clowse

in A Doctor for Rural America: The Reforms of Frances Sage Bradley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179773
eISBN:
9780813179780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179773.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

The climate favorable to reform darkened by the mid-1920s. Bradley taught courses at Berea College and assisted at mountain clinics offering primary care. Mostly, the doctor sold more stories and ... More


1919–1921: Traveling aboard “The Special”

Barbara Barksdale Clowse

in A Doctor for Rural America: The Reforms of Frances Sage Bradley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179773
eISBN:
9780813179780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179773.003.0008
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

A truck outfitted as a mobile clinic gave Bradley a new way to reach isolated rural families. She wrote a book, urging organizations to adopt this new healthcare delivery system. She spent a year and ... More


1928–1949: Reckoning

Barbara Barksdale Clowse

in A Doctor for Rural America: The Reforms of Frances Sage Bradley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179773
eISBN:
9780813179780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179773.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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 ... More


1862–1896: Outliving Loss

Barbara Barksdale Clowse

in A Doctor for Rural America: The Reforms of Frances Sage Bradley

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179773
eISBN:
9780813179780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179773.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Having New England roots but growing up in Atlanta gave Bradley a dual Yankee-Southern identity. Her father’s sudden death when she was twelve plus her nursing her mother and siblings through serious ... More


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