A Hospital for Ashe County: Four Generations of Appalachian by Janet C. Pittard

By Janet C. Pittard

while Ashe County Memorial sanatorium opened in November 1941, it was once the belief of a dream for the negative, carefully populated county within the mountains of northwestern North Carolina. construction a health center is an incredible project for any group at any time. attaining this within the waning days of the nice melancholy and close to international warfare II, whereas scant neighborhood assets have been taxed through catastrophic floods and critical snows, used to be a notable feat of group organization.
this can be the tale of the generations of supporters, medical professionals, nurses, emergency body of workers and others whose lives are interwoven with local future health care and the making plans, construction and operation of (the “new”) Ashe Memorial sanatorium. This legacy, dropped at lifestyles via 114 images and private interviews with ninety seven contributors, strains the advance of future health care in a distant Appalachian neighborhood, 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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