The Goodall Clinic is well-known and remembered by many long-time
Smyrnaites Smyrnaians residents of Smyrna. One of the doctors associated with the Goodall Clinic in the 1950’s was Dr. James Lee Moore. He was a cousin of Dr. Goodall. A brief biographical sketch of Dr. Moore was provided in the Walter King Hoover book, Smyrna: The Church, The People. An update to that sketch has been supplied by Dr. Moore’s daughter Karen. I am posting it below in her words with the changes she made. Thanks Karen!
Dr. James Lee Moore was born in
schools in Smith County until his senior year, graduating from in Wilson County . He did undergraduate work at Peabody College and is a graduate of the University of Tennessee , Medical School . He interned one year at St. Joseph Hospital at and the son of Gordon Moore and Annie Lee Goodall. He attended . He served during with the US Public Health, because of an eye deficiency. (He was rejected for the regular Army because he wore glasses and my aunt saw him endure some public ridicule because he was not in uniform) He came to Smyrna in 1953 and was associated with the Goodall Clinic, remaining until 1957 when he left to do four years of surgical residency at St. Thomas Hospital in . His home in Smyrna was at 301 Hazelwood Drive . He now is practicing in .
(Of course, this is just an updated version of what was previously printed….Dr. Moore is NOT currently practicing in McMinnville!)
The only question is in regards to the address. There doesn’t seem to be any record of a 301 Hazelwood Drive. Karen would love to find the location of her childhood home (she was a wee tyke when they lived here). The address came from Mr. Hoover’s book and may be a misprint. Karen remembers the home as a “2 story with no front or back porches”. Any ideas?