By Tom Sherlock
In the early days at the Colorado frontier, girls took care of relations and pals simply because accepting that “we’re all during this jointly” was once the one real looking survival strategy—on the excessive plains, alongside front diversity, within the mountain cities, and at the Western Slope.
As risky occupations grew to become basic to Colorado’s economic system, in the event that they have been injured or obtained ailing there has been not anyone to deal with the younger males who labored as miners, metal employees, cowboys, and railroad building staff in distant components of Colorado.
So physicians, surgeons, nurses, Catholic Sisters, Reform and Orthodox Jews, Protestants, and different humanitarians demonstrated hospitals and—when Colorado turned a mecca for individuals with tuberculosis—sanatoriums. these pioneers and the groups they served created our community-based humanitarian healthcare tradition.
These tales approximately our Wild West background honor the legacy of our 19th-century healthcare pioneers and should motivate and entertain 21st-century readers. simply because we will be able to be encouraged provided that we comprehend the facts—and simply because evidence usually tend to be understood whilst provided in context—this chronology comprises nationwide and foreign advancements that identify an imperative body of reference for knowing how our pioneers created the local-community-based healthcare process that we’ve inherited.
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