Lives of the fellows

William John Gow

b.1863 d.19 June 1933
MD Lond MRCS FRCP(1904)

William Gow, second son of Rev. John Gow, was educated at Owens College, Manchester, and St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. He qualified in 1885, being Kirkes gold medallist and Brackenbury medical scholar of that year. He remained on the junior staff of St. Bartholomew’s till 1892 when he was appointed physician-accoucheur to outpatients at St. Mary’s, where he became consulting obstetric surgeon twenty-one years later. Gow also held an early appointment at the Metropolitan Hospital and was elected to the staffs of Queen Charlotte’s and the Royal Waterloo Hospitals, which both eventually appointed him to consulting rank. Although contemplating retirement when hostilities broke out in 1914, he volunteered his services. The ill effects of immersion in the water after the torpedoing of his ship, however, necessitated his complete retirement before the end of the War. Gow was a man of striking personality, a fine sportsman and keen horseman. He died while riding on Exmoor.

G H Brown

[St. Bart.'s Hospital Journal, 1933, xl, 228]

(Volume IV, page 460)

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