Medical Treatment Available at TMC in 1893

Does Your Eye Hurt?  Your Ear Buzz, Your Brain Feel Foggy or a Tooth Ache?

Every day of the week, Sundays excepted, the professor of clinical surgery of the Tennessee medical college lectures from 12 to 1 p.m. before the medical students in the lecture room at the college.

The lectures for this term begin today.  Those patients who are in need of surgical treatment and cannot afford to pay for regular surgical attendance, will be treated free of charge at these lectures.  Many a poor afflicted person can thus be given the very best of treatment free of cost.

This hour on Mondays and Thursdays is devoted to medical clinics; on Tuesday to the eye and ear; Wednesdays and Saturdays to surgical clinics, and Fridays to general diseases.

Friends of the college should keep this in mind and encourage those deserving of surgical treatment to apply at the college, and at the same time dispel the silly superstition that prevails among some of the ignorant people that a medical college is the last place in the world one should get into.

This college has already made the lives of many happy by their having availed themselves of this offer.

Source:  Knoxville Daily Journal and Tribune, October 11, 1893, page 1


For cost comparison, the following notice appeared several months earlier in the same newspaper (“Personal Mention,” February 5, 1893, page 5) :

F. P. Robinson, M. D., office and residence corner Fourth and Central avenue.  Phone 379.  Having decided to do nothing but a cash practice, will make visits 50 cents cash, confinement $5.00 cash, other practice in proportion.  Office hours about 8 a.m., 12 to 1 p.m., 6 to 7 p.m.  Night visits $1.

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