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

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’ Beds and Nurse Situation (1949)

Scarcity of Hospital Beds Ends, Nurse Situation Remains Unchanged Knoxville Journal, December 16, 1949 (page not noted on clipping) There is no longer a scarcity of hospital beds and rooms here, but officials report little change in the nursing situation … 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 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