Amy Young Cox Harshman Honored by DAR in 2020

DAR honors Homesteader, nurse ‘Miss Amy’ by Diane Alenitsch Chronicle contributor – Dec 11, 2020 Family, friends and The Crab-Orchard Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, recently joined together to honor Amelia Young Cox Harshman, 1890-1988, affectionately known as “Miss … Continue reading

1910 Federal Census of Lincoln Memorial Hospital

This enumeration was made 26 April 1910 at the hospital location on Cleveland Place in the 11th Ward of the City of Knoxville. Based on Census rules, individuals enumerated were permanent residents of the institution.  Some nurses were listed as … Continue reading

LMU Hospital School of Nursing 1913

The pages displayed below were scanned from the LMU Hospital Medical School’s yearbook, Neoplasm, published in 1913.  The nursing school section was entitled the “Accessory.” Miss Orlena Ewing Painter, possibly an earlier graduate of LMU nursing school, was Directress of … Continue reading

LMU Graduate Ophelia Hornsby Appointed to First State Nursing Board in 1911

Miss Ophelia Hornsby on State Nurse Board Knoxville Woman is East Tennessee Member of New Commission ———————————— Board’s Duties Defined ———————————— To Issue Certificates to Nurses, After Proper Examinations ———————————— (Sentinel-News Special.) Nashville, May 5. — Gov. Hooper, acting under … Continue reading

Knoxville’s Hospitals — a 1917 Overview

The hospitals of this city are very interesting in their every detail. There are about thirty-five hospitals and sanitariums in Knoxville. The Knoxville General is constructed of beautiful red brick, with all the walls covered with green trailing vines. The … Continue reading

Knoxville Hospitals 80-Year Retrospective in 1961

Hospital Was Luxury in ’80’s – First Had few Beds by Henry Evans Only a year or so before the first copies of the Knoxville News Sentinel were inked and sold, Knoxvillians had discovered a new luxury – the hospital. … Continue reading

Carnegie Report Derides Tennessee Medical Schools (1910)

Attack Made on Tennessee More Low-Grade Medical Schools than any State Carnegie Foundation Formulates Accusation Some Excuses Made for the Alleged Conditions, but the State Is Charged with Making the Worst use of the Means at Its Command New York, … Continue reading

LMU Hospital Almost Became First Baptist Facility

Baptists May Assume Lincoln Hospital Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 18. — (Special.) — Lincoln Memorial hospital, valued at $100,000, located at Knoxville, but the property of Lincoln Memorial university at Harrogate, which is soon to be closed for financial reasons, may … Continue reading

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