Mary Breckinridge Print

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To celebrate the Centennial of professional nursing in Kentucky, a very special remembrance is now available. Perhaps the Commonwealth’s most famous and influential nurse has been Mary Breckinridge, Founder of Frontier Nursing Services. Headquartered at Wendover, Kentucky and started with three nurses in 1925, the Frontier Nursing Services became the largest midwifery school in the country. Continuing to thrive, it now includes four rural healthcare centers.

To bring honor to Mary Breckinridge, Historical Medical Art in Danville, Kentucky was contacted. Founded by Dr. Robert Joseph, this company’s sole purpose is to develop scenes of evolutionary periods of health professions and offer prints to health care professionals for framed display in offices, clinics, healthcare facilities, and homes. Experienced and talented artist Anne Crawford brings the subject matter to life on canvas after Dr. Joseph’s careful historical research and scene development.

A beautiful landscaped pictorial scene of Mary Breckinridge on horseback, bringing her nursing skills to a cabin in Leslie County (circa 1925), has been created. A “legend” text chronicling Mary Breckinridge’s life is included. The print is available in both 16” by 20” and 11” by 14” sizes as well as note cards. Endorsed by the Kentucky Nurses Association, a portion of each purchase price will be given by the Historical Medical Art to the Kentucky Nurses Association.

These items may be purchased on line at or by mail or phone orders to:

Historical Medical Art, LLC * 204 West Main Street * Danville, KY 40422 Phone: 1-888-282-0970 or Fax: 859-236-6703