By Tom Sherlock
In the early days at the Colorado frontier, girls took care of relatives and associates simply because accepting that “we’re all during this jointly” was once the one sensible survival strategy—on the excessive plains, alongside front variety, within the mountain cities, and at the Western Slope.
As harmful occupations turned primary to Colorado’s economic climate, in the event that they have been injured or acquired in poor health there has been not anyone to deal with the younger males who labored as miners, metal employees, cowboys, and railroad development employees 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 historical past honor the legacy of our 19th-century healthcare pioneers and should motivate and entertain 21st-century readers. simply because we will be encouraged provided that we comprehend the facts—and simply because proof usually tend to be understood whilst offered in context—this chronology comprises nationwide and overseas advancements that identify an critical body of reference for knowing how our pioneers created the local-community-based healthcare method that we’ve inherited.
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