Biography of Dr. Samuel Cecil Bowen
Tazewell County, VA Biographies

Dr. Samuel Cecil Bowen has been pronounced one of the finest all around characters Tazewell County has given birth to. He was born at the old Maiden Spring homestead on May 15th, 1881, was the son of Rees Tate and Mary Crockett Bowen, and the great-greatgrandson of Lieutenant Rees Bowen, the hero of King's Mountain. Dr. Bowen obtained his academic education at Hampden Sidney College and the Ohio State University. He graduated with distinction as Doctor of Medicine at the Virginia Medical College in 1905, was resident physician at Memorial Hospital, Richmond, Virginia, for eighteen months; and, after engaging several years in the general practice of the profession, spent three years at the New York Eye and Ear Infirmary as house surgeon of that noted institution. In 1912 he located at Richmond, where he became associated with Dr. R. H. Wright as a specialist in the treatment of diseases of the eye, ear, nose, and throat. Very soon after he commenced to practice as a specialist he aroused the attention of eminent men of the profession as a skillful and successful operator; and previous to his death, which occurred Dee. 20th, 1918, had won a State wide, and even National reputation as a specialist.

History of Tazewell County and Southwest Virginia
By: Wm. C. Pendleton
W. C. Hill Printong Company
Richmond, Va. 1920

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