Lives of the fellows

Henry Bowles

b.1765 d.1804
MD Edin(1790) LRCP(1795)

Henry Bowles, M.D., was born at Shaftesbury in Dorsetshire, and educated at Edinburgh, where he took the degree of doctor of medicine 24th June, 1790 (D.M.I. de Febre Typhoideâ). He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 30th September, 1795, and practised for a short time at Winchester; but then entered the medical service of the army, and died at Gibraltar, of fever caught in the discharge of his duties, in 1804, aged thirty-nine. His brother, the Rev. William Lisle Bowles, rector of Bremhill, co. Wilts, erected in his grounds a funereal urn, the pedestal of which was thus inscribed—

M. S.
Henrici Bowles, M.D.
Qui ad Calpen,
febre ibi exitiali grassante,
ut opem miseris præstaret,
publicè missus
ipse miserrimè periit,
Anno 1804, æt. 39.
Fratri optimo mœrens P.—W. L. B.

William Munk

(Volume II, page 445)

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