Papers of Donald Cameron Bowie OBE, c1898-1983, medical doctor and medical graduate of the University of Glasgow, Scotland

Scope and Content

  • Final year medical students dinner menu 1918;
  • Photographs of the year at Gartnavel Asylum 1917;
  • Photograph of resident medical staff at the Western Infirmary 1917;
  • Dr. Bowie's explanatory notes [c1977].

Administrative / Biographical History

Donald Cameron Bowie was born c1898  in Old Cumnock, East Ayrshire, Scotland. He matriculated into the medical faculty at the University of Glasgow in 1913. In his first year he studied Chemistry, Practical Chemistry, Zoology, and Practical Zoology. In his second year he studied Anatomy and Physiology. His third year studies consisted of Clinical Surgery, Pathology, and Materia Medica. In fourth year he studied Clinical Medicine, Medicine, Surgery and Midwifery. During his final year he specialised in Ears, Nose and Throat. He graduated MB ChB in 1918  and later gained a Fellowship of the Royal College of Surgeons Edinburgh (FRCS (Ed)) and Fellow of the Royal College of General Practitioners (FRCGP).

He worked as a medical doctor and later became the Regional Postgraduate Dean of the British Postgraduate Medical Federation at the University of London . He died in London, England on 7 September 1983.


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Deposit: Donald Cameron Bowie: 1977

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Held by Donald Cameron Bowie


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Description compiled in line with the following international standards: International Council on Archives,ISAD(G) Second Edition, September 1999 and National Council on Archives,Rules for the construction of personal, place and corporate names

Scotland is the location of all place names in the administrative/biographical history element, unless otherwise stated.

  • Compiled by John O'Brien work placement, 07 May 2002;
  • Amended by Emma Yan, Assistant Archivist (Cataloguing), 19 December 2007.

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