Interview with Louis Hellman, November 29, 1979

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Dr. Louis Hellman pioneered the establishment of midwifery instruction at Kings County Hospital in New York. He advocated midwifery and also government aid for medical services to the disadvantaged. Hellman first visited Wendover in the spring of 1963 and remembers Mary Breckinridge as a "peppery woman." He recalls long arguments with Breckinridge on the issue of government support for the FNS. Despite their philosophical disagreements, Hellman credits Breckinridge and the FNS with "development of midwifery and rural obstetrics in the United States on an acceptable basis."

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1979oh273_fns124

Interviewee Name

Louis Hellman

Interviewer Name

Anne Campbell Ritchie

Interview Date

1979-11-29

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Hellman, Louis Interview by Anne Campbell Ritchie. 29 Nov. 1979. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Hellman, L. (1979, November 29). Interview by A. C. Ritchie. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Hellman, Louis, interview by Anne Campbell Ritchie. November 29, 1979, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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