James Alexander Cowie

Biography of James Alexander Cowie

James Alexander Cowie graduated MBChB from the University in 1904 and MD in 1913.

He was born in Winton, Southland, New Zealand, son of Andrew, a farmer. Cowie obtained a BA and BSc from Otago University before coming to Glasgow to study Medicine in 1901. He obtained his MRCS LRCP on 19 July 1904, and returned to New Zealand, where he went in to general practice in Masterton from 1906. In 1908, he married fellow doctor and Glasgow graduate, Helen Stephen Baird at Invercargill, Southland.

He graduated MD in 1913 for his thesis The effect of civilization on the Maori race, with special reference to health and disease.

Cowie served as medical officer at the Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital. During WWI, he returned to the UK with his wife to serve in Royal Army Medical Corps.


James Alexander Cowie
Born 19 July 1874.
Died 11 June 1941.
University Link: Alumnus, Graduate
GU Degrees: MBChB, 1904; Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, MD, 1913;
Occupation categories: physicians
Additional Information: R3/1/1 (vol 2)
Record last updated: 22nd Jul 2014

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