Nursing pioneer Mary Breckinridge moved to the mountains of Eastern Kentucky in 1925 with the dream of providing family-oriented healthcare to a rural population. She started the Frontier Nursing Service that year and later founded the Frontier Graduate School of Midwifery, today known as Frontier Nursing University. Photo by Wendover Collections/Frontier Nursing University
Life, June 8, 1942. "After Pearl Harbor, the American Red Cross asked for 100,000 nurses' aides. Among the first to answer the call was Miss Lorraine Ames, a 22-year-old San Francisco girl who had previously attended Bennett School in Millbrook, N.Y. and the Sacred Heart Convent in Menlo Park, Calif., but had never done more than 'two days of work' in her life."