Fort Sanders 20 Years Old (1940)

Hospital Launched Feb. 22, 1920; Party Is Held A little more than 20 years ago, two doctors were busy at old Lincoln Memorial Hospital.  Dr. Kyle Copenhaver had a non-infectious patient.  The late Dr. L. L. Sheddan had an infectious … Continue reading

Lincoln Memorial University Described in 1908

Tells of Lincoln University.  Representative W. P. Brownlow of Tennessee Talks of Realization of One of Martyred President’s Dreams New York Friday, Dec. 11. — Writing of the Lincoln Memorial University, which the Lincoln Centennial Endowment Fund Committee proposes to … Continue reading

Lucille Dobson Goggans, 1913 Graduate

We have not yet been able to verify Lucille Dobson Goggans was a graduate of KGH.  Research continues.   Mrs. Roy Goggans, Ex-Head of Nurses at TB Clinic, Dies Mrs. Roy Goggans, former matron and superintendent of nurses at Woodlawn … Continue reading

Details of Knoxville’s Purchase of LMU Hospital

Lincoln Memorial Hospital Will Become City’s Property for Sale Price of $65,000 City Commissioners Agree on Preposition Made by Trustees of Lincoln Memorial University. Hospital Property Acquired by Deal Will Become a Part of Knoxville General Hospital. Improvement of Buildings … Continue reading

Memories of William Howell, M. D.

Monument Honors “Beloved” Dr. Boyd by Charles V. Patton – Knoxville Journal, January 29, 1956, Page 3-D There stands at the corner of Gay Street and West Main Avenue entrance to Knoxville County Court House, a marble monument imposing in … Continue reading

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 54 What is almost our first thought today when illness or accident strikes … 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