William King Bowling Biographical File

Summary Information

Bowling, William King (1808-1885)
VUMC Historical Images and Biographies
William King Bowling Biographical File
Date [inclusive]
1850 - 1885
0.1 Cubic feet
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.

Preferred Citation

Bowling, William King (1808-1885). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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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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