Interview with Florence Burke, April 4, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

Interview Summary

Florence Burke grew up at Roark as the daughter of a farmer who was also a minister. She discusses social conditions, elections, and her military service during World War Two. Burke describes the tradition of "granny women," who assisted local women in childbirth. She praises the work of the FNS as "one of the greatest things that ever happened to that county" but believes that the FNS nurses of today are not committed to their purpose in the manner of earlier nurse-midwives.

Interview Accession

1979oh207_fns106

Interviewee Name

Florence Burke

Interviewer Name

Sadie W. Stidham

Interview Date

1979-04-04

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Burke, Florence Interview by Sadie W. Stidham. 04 Apr. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Burke, F. (1979, April 04). Interview by S. W. Stidham. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Burke, Florence, interview by Sadie W. Stidham. April 04, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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