Interview with Helen H. Fortune, Carl H. Fortune, October 6, 1978

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Interview Summary

Helen Fortune's father [W. A. Hifner, Jr.] was Mary Breckinridge's accountant in the early days of the FNS, and Helen was the first female CPA. Fortune recalls her acquaintance with Breckinridge and gives some background on Breckinridge's interest in nursing, including her World War I experience. With Carl Fortune, she comments upon FNS personnel, the establishment of the hospital at Hyden, and Mary Breckinridge's later career. Early attitudes toward midwifery among professional medical personnel in the state are also discussed.

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1979oh025_fns026

Interviewee Name

Helen H. Fortune

Carl H. Fortune

Interviewer Name

Dale Deaton

Interview Date

1978-10-06

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Fortune, Helen H. Interview by Dale Deaton. 06 Oct. 1978. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Fortune, H.H. (1978, October 06). Interview by D. Deaton. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Fortune, Helen H., interview by Dale Deaton. October 06, 1978, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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