Physician; Professor of medicine. Born– July 14, 1914, Marion. Parents– Warren Alton and Lula (Fretwell) Holley. Married– Martha Holcomb, 1946. Children– Five. Education– University of South Carolina, B.S., 1935; Medical College of South Carolina, M.D., 1941. Medical intern, U.S. Marine Hospital, Norfolk, Va., 1941-1942; with U.S. Public Health Service, 1942-1945; resident, University Hospital, Birmingham, 1945-1947; taught in the University of Alabama Department of Medicine after 1946; director, Tumor Clinic, 1953-1966; director, Division of Clinical Immunology and Rheumatology, 1955-1970; professor of medicine in rheumatology after 1970. Author of more than 300 journal articles, abstracts, and editorials, and of several chapters in books. Died March 17, 1988.


Howard L. Holley, Birmingham.


The History of Medicine in Alabama. Tuscaloosa, Ala.; University of Alabama Press, 1982.

A Continual Remembrance; Letters from Sir William Osler to His Friend Ned Milburn, 1865-1919. Springfield, Ill.; Charles C. Thomas, 1968.


Antibiotics and Antibiotic Therapy; a Clinical Manual. New York; Macmillan Co., 1954.

Potassium Metabolism in Health and Disease. New York; Grune & Stratton, 1955.


Papers of Dr. Howard Lamar Holley are held by the Archives Department at the University of Alabama at Birmingham.