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Q.: What Happened to the Thornton Minor Hospital That Was in Kansas City for Many Years
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TitleQ.: What Happened to the Thornton Minor Hospital That Was in Kansas City for Many Years
AbstractThe specialty clinic started by Dr. T. W. Thornton in 1877 was first located in small building at 111 W. 10th St. In 1885, Dr. W. E. Minor joined Dr. Thornton at that location and the name was changed to the Thornton & Minor clinic. The clinic specialized in rectal and colonic disorders. By the time the organization reached its final home on the corner of Linwood Boulevard and Harrison Street, more than 65,000 people had been treated.After moving from its first location in 1890 and twice more in 1900 and 1909, the Thornton & Minor Sanitarium company bought the Lucerne apartment hotel at Linwood and Harrison. The organization converted the six-story building into a 300-bed hospital for its patients who had previously been forced to stay in hotels near the old location.The Thornton & Minor hospital merged its medical facilities with the McCleary clinic and hospital and moved to Excelsior Springs in November 1957. The next year the building became the regional office facility for the Veterans Administration.
DateNovember 26, 1995
SourceThe Kansas City Star Magazine
Local SubjectMcCleary Memorial Hospital
Thornton and Minor Hospital
Item TypeNewspaper Article
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Item ID98446
CONTENTdm number21487
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