Perry Co Medical Folks

Perry Co Kentucky
Medical Folks

Donated by Pat Horne

If you can help identify any photos
please email me, Lynda Combs Gipson

Page Updated on May 08, 2008

Perry County Health Dept
abt. 1960

Hurst Snyder Hospital was started in this old WSGS Radio Station Building

Unknown Family

Dr Gilbert, Dr. Wagers?? & Dr. Eugene Carter

Unknown Doctor

Graduating Nurses

Three Beauties

Nurses weighing an infant

Buckhorn Medical Clinic

Mothers and their Children

Blood Pressure Check

Nursing Class

Mount Mary Hospital, Nuns handing out food
and supplies after the 1957 flood

Hazard Hospital, the nuns bought this hospital from
the doctors and started the Mount Mary Hosp.

A Nurse at Work

Buckhorn Hosp on the hill,
and probably another building by Harvey S. Murdoch

Dr. Payne

Eliza Jane Shackleford nurse for Dr. Payne

Unknown Couple

Dr. Eugene Carter (right) and an Unknown Doctor

Unknown Lady

A Nurse at Work

Mary Princess Sexton from Upper Second Creek. Her mother's
name was Elizabeth Griffith, of Lawrence county Both were well
known as Midwives in our area.

Delivering Medical Supplies?


Dr. Dana Synder
1899 - 1982




Nursing Class


Midwife Cassie Farler



Notice the Gulf Station


Nurse Ruth Pendergrass giving School Shots
She had a big part in the cure of the Blue People
from Troublesome Creek


Nurse Eliza J. Shakleford aiding a new Nurse

Possible Wilma Robinson?

Nursing Graguates 1984

Area Midwifes helped many babies come into the world

Unknown doctor in front of Homeplace Hospital

Dr. R. Roderick Baker b. 4-4-1844 d. 10-30-1900.
First Licensed Dr. in Hazard

Perry Co. Medical Society 1956
Standing in the back, first one is Dr. Eli Boggs, Dewey Daniel. Sitting left to right, Dr James Green, Willie Dawahare, Dr Bill F. ODonnel, M. K. Elben, Eugene H. Combs, Ben F. Lutes, Dr. Charles Rutledge, Ralph Peters, Dill Nucci, Kenneth Combs, E. A. Smiley, Dr. UpChurch, Dr. Cordell Williams, Dr. A. B. Pigman, Foreground, right to left, Alex McIntyre, Dick Johnson, I. F. Burke, Virgil Wills, Clyde Baumgardner, James Caudill, and Coach Gobel Ritter.

Unknown Doctor or Nurse?

Hospital cafeteria?


Possible Dr. James P. Boggs

Nurse Ruth Pendergrass again
She worked with Dr. Madison Cawein in
helping with the Blue People

Back Row. L to R. Dr. M. E. Combs, Dr. Brown, Filmore McIntosh -Veterinarian, Dr. Grant, Dr. R. L. Collins
Front Row: L to R. Unknown, Unknown, Dr. A. M. Gross

Dr. Davis Fields, a well known medical doctor from the Perry and Knott County areas.

Could this be the Red Cross Gals?

Dr. Donald Martin with 90 year old Tolbert Smith.
Dr. Martin practiced at Homeplace Hospital for
about 20 years. He wrote a book about his experiences
there. This photo is on the cover.

Dr. J. P. Boggs


Group of Nurses

Dr. Hunter Gingles 1890 - 1970

Buckhorn Hospital built in 1908 by Harvey S. Murdoch
It helped many folks from Breathitt, Owsley
and Perry Counties




Second from right may be Miss Hollenbeck

Nuns at the Mount Mary Hospital

Dr Carlo Britt Combs
1879 - 1957


Dr. Z. M. Brashear

Dr. Herman A. Zeal

Dr. Fernando Curtis Roark

Dr. Dan F. Hamilton
with Alice Spurlock and Eliza Hamilton

Midwife Armelda Combs Smith
1862 - 1953

Midwife Vinabelle Smith with Larry Smith

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