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Tulane University's Contributions to Health Sciences research and education: A Guide: Dr. Oscar Dowling

Distinguished Tulane Medical and Public Health Faculty and Tulane Health Sciences Alumni. Selected highlights on their contributions to medical science.


 Dr. Oscar Dowling

Dr. Oscar Dowling


Head of Public Health and Hygiene Section, 1919 - 1931

Nationally renown for his innovations in public health measures, Dr. Dowling was named the first head of the newly created section of public health and hygiene in 1919.

In addition, Dr. Dowling served as president of both the Louisiana State Board of Health (1910 to 1929) and the Louisiana State Medical Society (1907 - 1908).

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