Book Reviews Healing Kentucky: Medicine in the Bluegrass State. By Nancy Disher Baird. (Lexington: University Press of Kentucky, 2006. Pp. v, 55.) Healing Kentucky: Medicine in the Bluegrass State is a title in the University Press of Kentucky's series called New Books for New Readers. According to the press, this series, supported by the Kentucky Humanities Council, is "an effort to provide adult literacy students with books that recognize their intelligence and experience, while also meeting their needs for simplicity in writing." Nancy Disher Baird, a librarian and historian at Western Kentucky University, has written an accessible account of some of the major events in the history of medicine in Kentucky; her efforts certainly fulfill the goals of the New Books for New Readers Series. Joining other recognized historians like James Klotter and Carol Crowe-Carraco, who have also contributed to this series, Baird enriches this project with her simple prose. Baird's intention was to write a book that "tells the story of a 200-year fight to give good health care to all Kentuckians." To do this, she selected a series of major accomplishments from Kentucky history. The stories she tells will be familiar to those with a basic
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