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By Janet C. Pittard

whilst Ashe County Memorial health facility opened in November 1941, it used to be the belief of a dream for the negative, carefully populated county within the mountains of northwestern North Carolina. construction a clinic is a tremendous project for any group at any time. achieving this within the waning days of the nice melancholy and close to international struggle II, whereas scant neighborhood assets have been taxed by means of catastrophic floods and critical snows, used to be a amazing feat of neighborhood organization.
this can be the tale of the generations of supporters, medical professionals, nurses, emergency group of workers and others whose lives are interwoven with local overall healthiness care and the making plans, construction and operation of (the “new”) Ashe Memorial sanatorium. This legacy, delivered to existence via 114 pictures and private interviews with ninety seven contributors, strains the improvement of healthiness care in a distant Appalachian group, from the times of folks treatments and midwives, to horseback medical professionals and early infirmaries, to the technological advances and outreach efforts of today’s Ashe Memorial Hospital.

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