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LOCAL PHYSICIAN DONATES HISTORIC MEDICAL EQUIPMENT TO LMU



June 13, 2013 - Dr. Charles C. Moore of Middlesboro, Ky., has donated an extensive collection of historic medical equipment to Lincoln Memorial University (LMU) in Harrogate, Tenn.

The donation consists of a wide variety of medical equipment and journals, including a wheelchair and exam table dating to about 1905. Also included in the collection are antique medicine bottles and surgical equipment. The majority of the collection was given to Moore by his friend and mentor, Dr. William Rogers of Martinsville, Ill. Several small items from the collection are on display on the first floor of LMU’s DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM). Other items are displayed at LMU’s Abraham Lincoln Library and Museum (ALLM).

“I am very thrilled to see this medical display, restored and kept for medical students and others to enjoy,” said Moore.

Moore was born at Black Mountain, a coal mining community in Harlan County, Ky. He graduated high school at Black Star Mining Camp at Alva, Ky., before attending Cumberland Junior College and Union College. Moore received his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine. Moore completed his internship year at St. Mary and Elizabeth Hospital in Louisville before volunteering with the United States Army Medical Corps. After basic training Moore and his family were stationed in Vilsack, Germany.

Upon completion of his military service, Moore and his family relocated to Martinsville, Ill., and pursued family practice in the small farming community. During his time in Illinois Moore befriended Rogers, the only other physician in the area. When Rogers passed away his wife asked Moore to go to Rogers’ office to help dispose of the medical equipment and medication that remained. Moore kept the items until this year, when he made the decision to donate them to LMU.

The DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine is located on the campus of Lincoln Memorial University in Harrogate, Tennessee. LMU-DCOM is an integral part of LMU’s values-based learning community, and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of osteopathic physicians to provide health care in the often underserved region of Appalachia and beyond. For more information about LMU-DCOM, call 1-800-325-0900, ext. 7082, e-mail dcom@lmunet.edu, or visit us online at www.lmunet.edu/dcom.

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