August 26, 2008
There is a golden hour between life and death. If you are critically injured, you have less than 60 minutes to survive." That's R. Adams Cowley, the pioneering physician and architect of trauma medicine who founded the nation's first shock trauma center in Baltimore, explaining the defining element of trauma care. It's because of Dr. Cowley's ground-breaking work that the Maryland State Police flew their first medevac transport in 1969. In the years since, medical advances have extended the golden hour in some instances, but the helicopter unit's work has continued to be founded on the concept.
October 19, 2007
On October 12, 2007, WILLIAM JESSOP COWLEY of Bel Air, Maryland. Beloved husband of Martha Ann Strickhouser Cowley. Also survived by a niece, Julie Noble. A Memorial Service will be held at Slateville Presbyterian Church, Ridge Road, Delta, PA on Saturday, October 20, 2007 at 10 A.M. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to Slateville Presbyterian Church, P.O. Box 657, Delta, PA 17314 or Harford Hospice, Upper ChesapeakeSt. Joseph Home Care, Inc., 8003 Corporate Drive, Nottingham, MD. 21236
January 19, 2006
On Wednesday, January 18, 2006 CHARLES EDGAR COWLEY SR., 50 of New Windsor, beloved husband of Debborah Ann Cowley (nee Allen); dearest son of Edger Samuel Cowley; devoted father of Sherry and Craig Bramnon Sr., Charles Edgar Cowley Jr. Samuel Leroy Cowley; loving brother of Alice, David E. and Edgar S. Cowley Jr.; and Marylyn Schauffle; dearest grandfather of Micheal Lee, Kyristin Ann and Craig Wayne Bramnon Jr. Friends may call Thursday 3 to 5 and...
March 7, 2004
In a nondescript brick building on the western edge of downtown Baltimore, the communications center that dispatches state police choppers to serious accidents in Maryland has the look and feel of a war room. One monitor maps movements of a dozen state police helicopters every half-minute. Another shows whether local hospitals are at or near capacity - "red alert." Another beams video from cameras posted along major highways. A video feed also shows the helipad at the Maryland Shock Trauma Center, named for Dr. R Adams Cowley, the heart surgeon who 30 years ago created this emergency medical system as the first - and only - of its type.
July 30, 2003
On July 26, 2003, JOHN R. COWLEY, beloved husband of the late Miriam C. Cowley (nee Caldwell); dear cousin of Gladys R. Anthony; dear second cousin of Ruth D. St John. The family will receive friends at the family owned Ruck Towson Funeral Home Inc., 1050 York Rd, (Beltway exit 26A) on Saturday from 10 to 11 A.M., at which time a Funeral Service will be held. Entombment Dulaney Valley Memorial Gardens.
February 16, 2003
On February 14, 2003, NANCY P. BURG; beloved wife of James H. Burg; loving mother of Gloryanna Cowley and her husband Andrew, Christopher Burg and his wife Nancy, Michael Burg and his wife Laura, Julianna Countess and her husband Robert; cherished grandmother of John W. Cowley, Kelly T. Burg, Megan E. Burg, Patrick R. Burg, Anna E. Countess and the late Sara E. Ringrose; great-grandmother of Deanna M. Cowley and Alexander M. Fisher and dear sister of...