Robert E. Stowell (1914-2011) served as Scientific Director of the
Armed Forces Institute of Pathology (1959-1967) and founding Chair of the Department of Pathology at the University of
California, Davis School of Medicine. His Papers contain biographical materials, his writings and correspondence, as well
his slide collection which documents his travels around the world. Also included are files related to organizations that he
was affiliated with including: Universities Associated for Research and Education in Pathology (UAREP), Armed Forces
Institute of Pathology (AFIP) and American Registry of Pathology (ARP).
Robert Eugene Stowell was born on December 25, 1914 in Cashmere, Washington. He received a B.A. from Stanford University
in 1936, an M.D. from Stanford Medical School in 1941, and a PhD in Pathology from Washington University in 1944. After
medical school, Stowell worked as a research assistant at the Barnard Free Skin and Cancer Hospital in St. Louis, Missouri
and then as Assistant Professor of Pathology at Washington University. He spent 1946-1947 as an Advanced Medical Fellow of
the Commonwealth Fund at the Institute for Cell Research in Stockholm, Sweden. In 1948, he was appointed Chairman of the
Department of Oncology at the University of Kansas and in 1951 he was made Chairman of the Department of Pathology and
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