James William BowdenBMJ 2009; 338 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b1685 (Published 27 April 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b1685
- Mitzi Nisbet
James William Bowden (“Bill”) graduated from Trinity College, Dublin, in 1925 with distinction in medicine and pathology and obtained the gold medal of the Meath Hospital, Dublin, for clinical medicine and surgery. He became a house surgeon at the Meath Hospital and then spent the next year as a ship’s surgeon in the Blue Funnel Line, sailing to Indonesia, the Far East, and the United States. He then spent two years working in general practice in Navan, Ireland. In 1930 he decided to see more of the world and joined the East African Medical Service. After a short period in Mombasa, Kenya, he was appointed medical …
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