Interview with Betty Lester, July 27, 1978



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Betty Lester discusses her midwifery training in England in the 1920s and describes her journey from London to FNS headquarters at Wendover. She explains in detail Mary Breckinridge's approach to the mountain people and also tells how the Bullskin Creek Clinic was built with labor and materials contributed by local residents. Lester begins discussion of the early film "The Forgotten Frontier," which detailed the operation of the FNS in Leslie County. [This interview is continued in a second session conducted on August 3, 1978. See interview 1982OH013 FNS 156.]

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1982oh012_fns155
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Interview Date: 
1978-07-27

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