Sam Caperton Cowan, Sr. Biographical File

Summary Information

Repository
VUMC Historical Images and Biographies
Title
Sam Caperton Cowan, Sr. Biographical File
Date
1963 - 1963
Extent
0.0 Cubic feet
Abstract
Biographical file contains a photograph and obituary clipping.

Preferred Citation

Cowan, Sam Caperton, Sr. (1884-1963). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Dr. Sam Caperton Cowan Sr. graduated from the Vanderbilt School of Medicine in 1909. He was instrumental as a pre-med in establishing a teaching hospital at Vanderbilt University in 1908.

A noted Nashville obstetrician and gynecologist, Cowan practiced for 52 years. In 1914, he set up in Nashville the first free maternity clinic west of New York City. Dr. Cowan was later appointed Professor of Clinical Obstetrics in the Vanderbilt School of Medicine and has been known in educational circles as the "Father of Southern Obstetrics." He retired in September 1961.

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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Military Medicine
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology
  • Vanderbilt Alumni
  • VUMC History

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