Fort Sanders’ Student Nurse Injured in 1940

Injured Nurse Is back in Training A familiar face returned today to the student nursing staff at Fort Sanders Hospital. Miss Margaret Norris, who suffered a skull fracture in April in an automobile accident near Whittle Springs resumed her training … Continue reading

Fort Sanders 20 Years Old (1940)

Hospital Launched Feb. 22, 1920; Party Is Held A little more than 20 years ago, two doctors were busy at old Lincoln Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Kyle Copenhaver had a non-infectious patient.  The late Dr. L. L. Sheddan had an infectious … Continue reading

Knoxville Couple Invents Medical Stapler in 1940

Next Thing to Zipper Young Couple Here Invents ‘Stapler’ for Speedy Clipping of Incisions Lynn Humphreys and Pretty Wife Hope To Make Fortune from Idea by Ed Mitchell, News-Sentinel Staff Writer If you’ve got an operation you haven’t finished showing … Continue reading

Blood Transfusion Costs in 1950

Blood Transfusion Costs Cut; 2 Hospitals Ask 2 Pints for 1 Knoxville News-Sentinel, September 13, 1950 [page not indicated on clipping] Service charges and other costs for blood transfusions have been reduced in some Knoxville hospitals, but two hospitals are … Continue reading

Two Hospitals Raise Room Rates (1953)

Two Hospitals Here Raise Room Rates Knoxville Journal, April 8, 1953 [page not indicated on clipping] Rates on rooms at two of Knoxville’s four hospitals have been raised, officials said yesterday. St. Mary’s Hospital officials announced that the basic room … Continue reading

Hospitals Increase Nurses’ Pay and Raise Rates (1966)

4 Knox Hospitals To Hike Room Rates Nurses’ Pay To Be Raised Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 23, 1966 [page not indicated on clipping] All four of Knoxville’s major hospitals will again raise their room rates effective Sept. 1, the third rate … Continue reading

Knoxville Hospitals’ Desegregation Status About 1963

The following image is a page from a publication that was found on-line.  Click here to view the image in its original PDF format. Click the image below to view a larger version. … Continue reading

First Knoxville Hospital Listed in 1885

First Hospital in Knoxville Listed in 1885 Makeshift Institution for Care of Patients Located in Old Strong Home by Peggy Levy Knoxville Journal, April 26, 1936 [page not indicated on clipping] What is almost our first thought today when illness … Continue reading

Knoxville’s Denominational Hospitals Desegregated

Church Hospitals All Desegregated Without Incident The Knoxville News-Sentinel, August 4, 1963, Page A-9 Knoxville’s three denominational hospitals desegregated last week and underwent the change “smoothly,” the hospital administrators said. Baptist, Presbyterian and St. Mary’s (Catholic) came to a final … Continue reading

Price of Blood at Knoxville Hospitals in 1954

Price of Blood and Method of Repayment Differ at Each of Knox’s Four Hospitals Knoxville News-Sentinel, January 7, 1954, Page 10 A person sick enough to need a blood transfusion has neither the time nor the strength to make a … Continue reading