Julia Zecchini, St. Mary’s Graduate and World War II Casualty

Julia Marie Zecchini Born 8 October 1915, Newcomb, Tennessee Died 8 October 1944, Shelby County, Tennessee Lieutenant jg, Nurse, US. Navy Julia Zecchini died at the U.S. Naval Hospital Memphis, Shelby County, Tennessee of sodium fluoride poisoning. She was the … Continue reading

Riverside Hospital in 1917

Photo from the University of Tennessee Libraries Digital Collections, Identifier 0012_000067_000231  Riverside Hospital, located on Riverside Drive, was established around 1918. It continued to operate until 1927 when it became Riverside-Fort Sanders Hospital and moved to 1909 Clinch Avenue. Dr … Continue reading

Knoxville’s First Mid-Century Male Nursing Students Enrolled, 1958

[The newspaper articles below failed to recognize John Brockman, graduate of Lincoln Memorial School of Nursing in 1913.] Two Men Join Girls in Nurses’ Training Presbyterian Hospital’s new nurses’ training class has two men in it, the first time men … Continue reading

Fort Sanders Hospital’s Centennial Celebration in 2019

The hospital’s centennial celebration posting on-line (click here) contains many photographs. The information includes an undated photo of a nursing class and the following text: December, 1919 The Fort Sanders School of Nursing is established. Twelve young women formed the … Continue reading