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A Doctor for Rural America: The Reforms of Frances Sage Bradley by Barbara Barksdale Clowse

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The subject of this biography, Frances Sage Bradley (1862-1949) was born near Columbus, Georgia, and became one of the first female graduates of the Cornell University School of Medicine. Although a great deal of her work served in North Georgia and Appalachia, she also worked extensively in Montana and Arkansas. She exemplified the spirit of the Progressive Era and was instrumental in demonstrating the need for the Maternity and Infancy Protection Act that passed in 1921. The author taught at UNC-Greensboro and North Carolina A. & T. and is now retired and living in Chapel Hill.

Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2020. 254 pages, with an Index, Bibliography, Notes, and photos. Hardback with pictorial cover.