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

Hospital Was Luxury in 1880’s Knoxville

Hospital Was Luxury in ‘80s First Had Few Beds by Henry Evans – Knoxville News-Sentinel, Aug 18, 1961, Page C-10 Only a year or so before the first copies of The Knoxville Sentinel were inked and sold, Knoxvillians had discovered … Continue reading

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 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