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Dr Worth Edwin Yankey, Sr
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Birth: Jul. 8, 1885
Kentucky, USA
Death: Jan. 10, 1931
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA

He was for a time on the on the staff of the Davis-Fisher Sanitarium in Atlanta, Georgia which later became Crawford Long.
Worth Yankey was a doctor who also worked at the Davis-Fischer Sanatorium - possibly as an anesthetist.

From the library a list of deceased doctors (Crawford Long Hospital). "Worth Edwin Yankey, Atlanta, Ga; Atlanta School of Medicine, 1906; on the staff of the Davis-Fisher Sanitarium; aged 45; died, January 10 of pneumonia." At the top of the page is listed vol.96, number 6, 1931.

http://www.materialreligion.org/documents/sept98doc.html From Dr. Broughton's narrative comes from the collection of the Atlanta History Center.
The telephone system I had installed connected my pulpit in the Tabernacle with each patient's bed in the Infirmary, with a main switch on each floor. The nurse in charge of each floor would know from the doctor whether to connect or not with this and that patient; and if allowed to connect up, she would put the little ear piece over the patient's head at the time for our service, and the patient could hear the prayers, songs, announcements and sermon as clearly as we can hear over the radio.
A funny thing happened about that, which is a joke I love. Dr. Worth Yankey was at that time our only intern. He was full of wit, but just as dry, apparently, as could be. That night we turned that thing on at the Tabernacle. I did not go to the Infirmary after the service was over, but went on home and waited until the next morning to get a full report. I had heard that night that it worked perfectly, so that was enough, and I went to bed. Next morning, as I went in, I met Dr. Yankey, and I said: "Yankey, how did my trick work last night?" He said: "Dr. Broughton, that is the slickest trick you ever invented in your life. Out of all the slick tricks you have ever originated, that heads the list." I said, "Why?" He said, "You know Sundays are the hardest days for patients to have, and Sunday nights it is impossible to get them to go to sleep; but last night we connected them up with your sermon and they all dropped off to sleep in five minutes." That became a classic joke among the preachers and doctors. It was used in the toasts and everything.




 
 
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 Parents:
  Jacob Worth Yankey (1851 - 1896)
  Abby Davis Yankey (1865 - 1914)
 
 Spouses:
  Nina Johnson Yankey (1893 - 1927)
  Harriet Frances Gray Yankey (1887 - 1978)
 
 Children:
  Worth Edwin Yankey (1916 - 1955)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oakland Cemetery
Atlanta
Fulton County
Georgia, USA
Plot: Section 1, Lot 103, Grave 7
 
Created by: Naomi Snider (Yocom) McF...
Record added: Jan 25, 2011
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Dr Worth Edwin Yankey, Sr
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Dr Worth Edwin Yankey, Sr
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