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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


Into the Family Life of Strangers: The Origins of Foster Family Care

Catherine E. Rymph

in Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635644
eISBN:
9781469635651
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635644.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter surveys the origins of foster care in earlier methods for supporting dependent children dating back to the colonial period, including indenture, orphanages, “placing out” (also known as ... More


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

Barbara Barksdale Clowse

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780813179773
eISBN:
9780813179780
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813179773.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Frances Sage Bradley (1862-1949) was one of the first female graduates of Cornell University Medical College (1899). She spent the next half century advancing the causes of public health and medical ... More


1921–1922: Denouement

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/9780813179773.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

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 ... More


Raising Government Children: A History of Foster Care and the American Welfare State

Catherine E. Rymph

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781469635644
eISBN:
9781469635651
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469635644.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

In the 1930s, buoyed by the potential of the New Deal, child welfare reformers hoped to formalize and modernize their methods, partly through professional casework but more importantly through the ... More


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