William King Bowling Biographical File

 Collection — Folder: 01
Identifier: EBL-0249

  • Staff Only
Bowling, William King (1808-1885)


Biographical file includes several old photographs, a photo of a portrait, negatives, scholarly biographical article, and obituaries for both Dr. Bowling and his wife, Melissa Saunders Bowling.


  • 1850 - 1885

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. Bowling was a physician, teacher, author, editor and orator. He graduated from Daniel Drake's Medical School in Cincinati in 1836, and practiced medicine in Logan County, Kentucky, building up a fine reputation there and in the bordering state of Tennessee. In 1851, Dr. Bowling moved to Nashville to become Professor of Medicine at the University of Nashville. He also started The "Nashville Journal of Medicine and Surgery," a journal of good reputation that continued until 1920. Bowling served as Vice President and later President of the American Medical Association, as well as president of the Medical Editors Association. Dr. Bowling died in his sleep at Monteagle in 1885.


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William King Bowling (1808-1885) biographical file
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Description is inEnglish.

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Part of the VUMC Historical Images and Biographies Repository

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