Knoxville Hospitals’ Spectacular Advances (as of 1942)

Knoxville Hospitals Have Made Spectacular Advances — First Unit Had 20 Beds by Clara Ferrell Pollard — “Cavalcade Section,” Knoxville Journal, Nov. 8, 1942 Fifty years ago people were afraid to go to the hospital for fear of dying, while … Continue reading

A Modern Knoxville Hospital Proposed, 1891

A Noble Charity — Knoxville to have a Hospital of Modern Build The Knoxville Dramatic Club to Give an Entertainment at Staub’s in Its Behalf Knoxville’s citizens have long been noted for charity and hospitality. Knoxville is justly celebrated for … Continue reading

Deed: Tennessee Medical College to LMU, 1909

Tennessee Medical College to Lincoln Memorial University This indenture, made this 14th day of May A.D. 1909, between Tennessee Medical College, a body politic and corporate under the laws of Tennessee, having its principal place of business at Knoxville, in … Continue reading

Deed: LMU to City of Knoxville, 1917

Lincoln Memorial University to the City of Knoxville THIS INDENTURE made this 14th day of December A. D. 1917 between the Lincoln Memorial University, a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Tennessee, having its principal office at … Continue reading

LMU Nurses in Training, 1914

The following list of nurses in training was taken from a published description of the Lincoln Memorial Hospital Training School for Nurses, dated 1914. Miss Mattie SmithTennessee Miss Martha E. MaukTennessee Miss Mary Blanche HicksTennessee Miss Annie DanielsTennessee Miss Bess … Continue reading

LMU Nursing Program, 1911-1912

Graduates, 1911 Miss Nadine O. Smith Tennessee Miss Amelia Young Tennessee Mrs. Mary Houk Hatchcock North Carolina Miss May Russell Virginia Nurses in Training School Miss Katherine Tate Anderson North Carolina Miss Winfred Delieux Tennessee Miss Myrtle Painter Tennessee Miss … Continue reading

Jessie Young Norton, R. N.

Elsewhere on this site, you can read a short biography of Amelia “Amy” Young Cox Harshman, who was a pioneer nurse in Knoxville. Amy’s sister, Jessie, was also a registered nurse.  The following excerpts from Jessie’s obituary give details of … Continue reading

Amelia Young Cox Harshman, R. N., a Knoxville Nursing Pioneer

Amelia Margaret “Amy” Young Cox Harshman (pictured here at age 91) was born October 5, 1890, near Crab Orchard, Tennessee. Amy’s mother, Helen Godding Young, was a trained nurse from Massachusetts. Amy wrote of her life and her career as … Continue reading

City of Knoxville Purchases LMU Hospital in 1917

The City of Knoxville’s purchase of Lincoln Memorial Hospital, which was located across Cleveland Place from Knoxville General Hospital, occurred in late 1917 to early 1918.  Some resources say LMU was sold to the University of Tennessee, but that is … Continue reading