Interview with Treon Christine, January 19, 1980

Project: Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project

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Treon Christine served as a courier at Wendover for six weeks in the mid-1950s. She indicates that she was actively discouraged from dating men in the Hyden or Harlan area because it was felt that the couriers would be unwelcome competition for the local women. Christine talks about her duties as a courier and also discusses the social and psychological aspects of being on one's own as an FNS nurse. She describes going on rounds and indicates the condition of the cabins in the community. She comments upon the local people who worked at Wendover and also upon Mary Breckinridge as an administrator. Another topic discussed is the change in funding from essentially private donations to government financing. Following Christine's experience at the FNS, she worked at Children's Hospital in Cincinnati and thus frequently saw children from the FNS area, as well as Betty Lester. Christine distinguishes between rural poverty and Cincinnati's depressed areas.

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1982oh036_fns179

Interviewee Name

Treon Christine

Interviewer Name

Nancy Albertson

Interview Date

1980-01-19

Interview Keyword

Betty Lester.

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Christine, Treon Interview by Nancy Albertson. 19 Jan. 1980. Lexington, KY: Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.

Christine, T. (1980, January 19). Interview by N. Albertson. Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project. Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington.

Christine, Treon, interview by Nancy Albertson. January 19, 1980, Frontier Nursing Service Oral History Project, Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History, University of Kentucky Libraries.





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