Interview with Martha Lady, August 4, 1978

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Martha Lady took her midwifery training at the FNS School of Midwifery in Hyden in 1960-61 and became a nurse-midwife in Africa. She describes the similarities between her experience with African women and with Appalachian women served by the FNS. Lady discusses further experience as a nurse-midwife in Rhodesia and Zambia and also some work with an obstetrical clinic in Springfield. She comments upon the function of and the need for midwives and also the attitude of doctors toward midwifery. Lady also recalls Mary Breckinridge at the time of her eightieth birthday.

Interview Accession

1978oh148_fns008

Interviewee Name

Martha Lady

Interviewer Name

Dale Deaton

Interview Date

1978-08-04

Interview Keyword

Africa African women Appalachia

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Lady, Martha Interview by Dale Deaton. 04 Aug. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Lady, M. (1978, August 04). Interview by D. Deaton. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Lady, Martha, interview by Dale Deaton. August 04, 1978, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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