James William Holland, M.D.

  • Professor of Clinical Medicine, 1884-1885

James William Holland, M.D.
James William Holland, M.D.
Born in Tennessee, James William Holland moved with his family to Louisville during the cholera epidemic of 1852.

He earned his AB and AM at the University of Louisville and his MD at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia.

He returned to Louisville and practiced with his father, starting out at the University of Louisville as assistant demonstrator of anatomy, and progressing through professor of medical chemistry and clinical neurology to become chairman of materia medica, clinical medicine and practice of medicine and clinical medicine in 1884.

In 1885, he left to take the chair of medical chemistry and toxicology at Jefferson Medical College, where he was dean from 1887 to 1916.

He edited the Louisville Medical News and was president of the Kentucky State Medical Association.

He served on the Council of Medical Education of the American Medical Association from 1907 to 1916, an important period of reform in medical education marked by Abraham Flexner's report in 1910.

- Written by Daryll Anderson