Lewis Mines Allen

Birth: 1874, Aug. 11
Death: 1949, May 2
Occupation: doctor

Associated Counties

  • Baltimore City


Date Name Occupation Address City
1906 doctor 814 Park Ave. Baltimore City

Additional Information

  • Dates: 1874-?
    Notes: [Admitted to MedChi 1899]. Born at Berryville, Clarke County, Va., August 11, 1874. Educated at Shenandoah University School; attended medical lectures at the Universities of Virginia and Maryland; M.D., University of Maryland, 1896; Resident Physician, Lying in Hospital, University of Maryland, 1896-97; Chief of Obstetric Clinic and Demonstrator of Obstetrics, University of Maryland, 1897-1900; Associate Professor of Obstetrics, 1900–. 1919 Maryland Avenue, Baltimore.
    Source: Cordell, Eugene Fauntleroy, Medical Annals of Maryland 1799-1899 Baltimore: The Medical and Chirurgical Faculty for the State of Maryland: 300
  • Dates: 1949
    Notes: Dr. Lewis M. Allen Dies in Virginia

    Winchester, Va., May 2 (AP) — Dr. Lewis M. Allen, an obstetrician whose most celebrated case wasn’t recognized as such for more than 40 years, died at a hospital here today. Dr. Allen attended Mrs. Alice Warfield at her confinement in Monterey, Pa., in 1896. The baby girl became the Duchess of Windsor.

    The 76-year-old specialist, a bank president and horse-breeder as well, succumbed after a long illness.

    Taught at U. of M.
    After his graudation from the University of Maryland’s Medical School, he did graduate work abroad at Heidelberg and at Vienna. On his return to the United States he turned to the practice of obstetrics and taught his specialy at the University of Maryland.

    While there he was called to Monterey, Pa., and on June 19, 1896, delivered the baby girl for whom King Edward VIII of England abdicated in 1936.

    During the romance between the King and the twice-divorced American woman, Dr. Allen repeatedly declined interviews bearing on his role as the Duchess’ first physician.

    Surviving are his wife, the former Dorothy Gilpin, of Baltimore; three sons, Howard Owen Allen, of Washington; Lewis M. Allen, Jr. of New York, and Douglas Brooke Allen of Rehoboth, Del.; a brother, Richard Holmes Allen, of Richmond, Va., and two sisters, Mrs. Minnie Latrobe and Mrs. Hugh McCormick, both of Charles Town, W.Va.

    Evening Sun May 2, 1949
    Source: Dielman – Hayward File. Maryland Historical Society, Baltimore, MD. Drawer 105.