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Brown, F. K. (Frieda Kenyon) 1921-

Overview
Works: 11 works in 34 publications in 1 language and 1,006 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by F. K Brown
Insects and allergy and what to do about them by Claude A Frazier( Book )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A guide to insect bites, their treatment, and related allergies, deals primarily with bees, spiders and associated species and offers information on first aid and emergency care
Miners and medicine : West Virginia memories by Claude A Frazier( Book )

5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The coal-company doctors of Appalachia fought the health hazards of the coal fields, arguably the most dangerous and diseased working environment of the modern world. Often the doctors were held accountable for evils that persisted despite their best efforts. Claude A. Frazier - a coal-camp doctor's son and a doctor himself - draws on the memories of health workers, miners, and their families to convey the horrific problems in the coal camps, the resourcefulness of the doctors and nurses, and the struggle to raise health standards in and around the mines. Doctor Frazier tells how, from the Civil War to World War II, Appalachian mountain folk were exploited in a feudal system ruled by the coal companies. The miners, always in debt to the company, paid for a doctor's services with a checkoff from wages. The company doctor, like the company store, school, and church, was a consequence of the poor transportation and poverty in the wild mountains and narrow valleys where King Coal reigned. Miners and Medicine recalls not only the coal-camp doctors who were incompetent but the many others who performed valiant service in conditions that seem impossible by today's standards - in tiny, polluted communities with no nearby hospital or pharmacy, precious few nurses, and nonexistent sanitary facilities. Often the miners' wives and children, whose stories are told here, went hungry in drafty, pest-ridden company housing, from which they were expelled if they had no family member working in the mine. Boys went to work as teen-agers until child-labor laws finally were enforced in the 1950s. Black lung shortened the lives of virtually all miners. Miners and Medicine relates participants' memories of how the company doctors competed with the grannies, yarb doctors, and patent-medicine men, ultimately bringing stable health care and community hospitals to northern Appalachia. Today the company towns have been abandoned or brought up to date, thanks in good part to the company doctors, as well as the United Mine Workers of America. This book will please those who want to savor the attitudes, mores, and spirit of earlier days in Appalachia. It also has appeal for those interested in labor studies, public health and occupational safety. and medical-benefit programs
Last hurdle by F. K Brown( Book )

4 editions published between 1953 and 1988 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twelve-year-old Kathy turns a twenty-dollar, half-dead nag into a first-class jumper with hard work, determinating, and the encouragement of her younger brother Ned
None but the brave by F. K Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 1958 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Road inland by F. K Brown( Book )

8 editions published between 1955 and 1959 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The cleft in the rock by F. K Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1955 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Education on wheels by F. K Brown( Book )

2 editions published in 1914 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Combat nurse by F. K Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1957 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hippocrates! where are you when we need you? : the ethical dilemmas of modern medicine by Claude A Frazier( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hawaiian nights by F. K Brown( )

1 edition published in 1923 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To love and to hate (The cleft in the rock) by F. K Brown( Book )

1 edition published in 1956 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Brown, F. K.

Brown, Frieda Kenyon Franklin 1921-

Franklin, F. K. 1921-

Franklin, F. K. (Frieda Kenyon), 1921-

Franklin, Frieda Kenyon 1921-

Languages
English (33)