Burch, John C. (1900-1977)
- 1900 - 1977
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Historical or Biographical Note
Dr. John C. Burch possessed a rare combination of medical talents. He was a beloved teacher and practitioner and also a skilled surgeon and researcher. During his career, Dr. Burch authored more than 150 articles. His book Hysterectomy is considered a classic. During World War II, he served as chief of the surgical service at Brooke General Hospital in Fort Sam Houston, Texas. In 1944 he returned to Vanderbilt as Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology and served as chair of that department until he became emeritus in 1965. Over his long career at Vanderbilt John Burch taught some 2000 medical students and trained more than 300 interns and residents.
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