Biographical entry Cowlishaw, Leslie (1877 - 1943)
- 4 January 1877
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- 11 December 1943
Lindfield, New South Wales, Australia
- Physician and Medical historian
Leslie Cowlishaw had a private medical practice at Lindfield 1919-43. He was also a keen medical historian and collector of early medical works, and his library forms the Cowlishaw collection in the library of the Royal Australasian College of Surgeons.
Born 4 January 1877. Died 11 December 1943. Educated University of Sydney (MB, ChM 1906). General practice, Cooma 1908-15, war service 1915-17, private practice, Hornsby 1918, private practice, Lindfield 1919-43. Chief sponsor of a section on medical history and literature of the local branch of the British Medical Association and of a similar group at the Australasian Medical Congress 1929, honorary lecturer in medical history, University of Sydney from 1931.
- Ford, Edward, 'Cowlishaw, Leslie (1877-1943)', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 8, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1981, pp. 127-128. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A080142b.htm. Details
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