Chester Burns, Biographical File

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Chester Burns, Biographical File
Date [inclusive]
1964 - 1999
0.0 Cubic feet
File includes scholarly articles, a newspaper clipping, and a biographical sketch/curriculum vitae of Dr. Burns.

Preferred Citation

Burns, Chester, (1937-2006). Eskind Biomedical Library Special Collections, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TN.

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Historical or Biographical Note

Chester Burns, Ph.D., was born in Nashville, Tennessee, in 1937. He received his B.A. in philosophy in 1959 and his M.D. in 1963, both from Vanderbilt. In 1969, he became the first American-born physician to receive a Ph.D. in the History of Medicine from Johns Hopkins University. He was the founder of the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Galveston and taught there for 37 years, retiring in 2006. Dr. Burns published extensively during his career and was very active in numerous medical societies.

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Subject Headings

Other Keywords - Digital Library Subjects

  • Ethics
  • Military Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Vanderbilt Alumni
  • VUMC History

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