Interview with Mary Penton, June 15, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Mary Penton attended the Frontier Nursing Service (FNS) Graduate School of Midwifery from 1957 to 1958 after working for six months in general nursing. The FNS paid her tuition in exchange for her agreement to stay for at least a year and a half, and Penton eventually stayed for eight and a half years. She worked for five years at the Flat Creek Center, doing home health work as well as nursing and midwifery. Penton discusses the operation of the center and changes in FNS policies over the years. She also comments upon area trends in regard to birth control and family planning. Additional topics include the different drugs used for pain during delivery and the introduction of bottle feeding in the FNS area.

Interview Accession

1980oh032_fns130

Interviewee Name

Mary Penton

Interviewer Name

Dale Deaton

Interview Date

1979-06-15

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Penton, Mary Interview by Dale Deaton. 15 Jun. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Penton, M. (1979, June 15). Interview by D. Deaton. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Penton, Mary, interview by Dale Deaton. June 15, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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