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Dr Thomas Mendenhall “Tom” Boulware Jr.

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Dr Thomas Mendenhall “Tom” Boulware Jr.

Birth
Missouri, USA
Death 4 Jun 1991 (aged 87)
Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Burial Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama, USA
Memorial ID 173372441 View Source

Historical Note Thomas M. “Tom” Boulware was born in Missouri in 1903 and received an M.D. degree from the Washington University medical school in St. Louis. In 1929 he left the faculty of the Vanderbilt medical school and moved to Birmingham to begin medical practice at the Norwood Clinic. In 1934 Boulware helped establish the first approved OB/GYN residency program in the state of Alabama. The program was based in the city’s Hillman Hospital. In 1935 Dr. Boulware helped establish the city’s first indigent maternity clinic, again in Hillman Hospital. During the 1930s and 1940s, Boulware also served on the staffs of Children’s Home Hospital, the Holy Family Hospital, and the Slossfield Community Clinic, all of which chiefly treated the city’s poor African-American populations. After the University of Alabama medical school was moved to Birmingham in 1945, Dr. Boulware became one of the first three faculty members in the Department of Obstetrics. Boulware held a clinical appointment at the Medical Center until the 1960s. Although he stopped delivering babies in 1977, after an estimated 20,000 career deliveries, Dr. Boulware remained active in the health-care community in Birmingham. He served as an obstetric consultant for the Jefferson County Health Department until the mid 1980s when, after a sixty-year career, Tom Boulware finally retired. He died in Birmingham on June 4, 1991.


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