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

LMU Hospital & Tennessee Medical College

The 1907 edition of Mountain Herald, catalogue of Lincoln Memorial University, contains the following statement, which indicates the approximate time LMU and TMC entered into an arrangement: “Tennessee Medical College, of Knoxville, Tenn., is articulated with Lincoln Memorial University as … Continue reading

Knoxville Hospitals in 1910

Lincoln Memorial Hospital 902 Cleveland Place Miss Eva Westover, superintendent Lincoln Memorial Hospital Training School for Nurses Dr. [Samuel D.] Acuff, medical director Knoxville General Hospital Dameron Avenue, corner of Cleveland Place J. M. Brooks, president; H. M. Aiken, vice-president; … Continue reading