Black Doctors, Dentists Receive Equal Privileges at KGH (1942)

Tenn. Hospital Personnel Is Rated Equally No Longer a Difference Between Colored, White Physicians, Dentists by Dr. O. B. Taylor Knoxville, Tenn. — (ANP) — Through the efforts of the East Tennessee Hospital association, Negro physicians and dentists have been … Continue reading

City Investigates Unsanitary Claims at KGH (1919)

Grave Charges Made Against Hospital Nurses Conditions at Knoxville Institution Investigated by City Board Knoxville, Tenn., April 24. — Charges that conditions at the Knoxville General Hospital are unsanitary, that regulations of the institution are not adequate to determine the … Continue reading

Cancer Research at KGH Clinic (1951)

New Cancer Find Held ‘Promising’ ‘Several’ Melanoma Victims Get Respite with Radioactive Iodine in Knoxville Knoxville, Tenn., Feb. 10 (AP) — A cooperative research group made up of Knoxville doctors and University of Tennessee scientists has stumbled on a promising … Continue reading

City Agrees To Add Black Nurses at KGH (1952)

Hire Five Nurses at Tenn. Hospital Knoxville, Tenn. — (ANP) — Knoxville General hospital, municipally owned, is to have five additional Negro nurses, bringing the total number to nine. Three years ago, by agreement reached between the hospital officials, city … Continue reading

Humorous Tale from Annals of KGH

A snippet from the newspaper column, “Strolling,” by Bert Vincent, local-color writer: Which reminds me of an operation at General Hospital that Dr. C. W. Rain tells about.  The patient, from Newport, was named Hale.  An interne named Sleet gave … Continue reading

Last KGH Emergency Patient Was First UT ER Patient

These photos, probably from the Knoxville Journal, were published in August, 1956.  They show James Daughtery on his arrival at the then-closed KGH Emergency Room and afterward at the new UT Hospital Emergency Room.Dr. James Lett provided this clipping. … Continue reading