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

Humorous Tale from Annals of KGH

A snippet from the newspaper column, “Strolling,” by Bert Vincent, local-color writer: Which reminds me of an operation at General Hospital that Dr. C. W. Rain tells about.  The patient, from Newport, was named Hale.  An interne named Sleet gave … Continue reading

HHAC First Symposium, Reception & Book Signing Announced for May, 2016

To celebrate the publication of an important new book by one of its founding members, the Heritage of Healthcare in Appalachia Consortium (HHAC) presents the first in a series of symposia: Early 20th Century Diversity in Healthcare Sponsor: HHAC member … Continue reading

Riverside Hospital Nursing Students in 1925

Riverside Hospital began in 1917.  On September 1, 1927, Riverside merged with Fort Sanders Hospital.  Riverside was a private facility, located at 249 Riverside Drive. Riverside Hospital had a training program for nurses.  A 1926 graduate stated she was in … Continue reading

Last KGH Emergency Patient Was First UT ER Patient

These photos, probably from the Knoxville Journal, were published in August, 1956.  They show James Daughtery on his arrival at the then-closed KGH Emergency Room and afterward at the new UT Hospital Emergency Room.Dr. James Lett provided this clipping. … Continue reading