Chester Burns Biographical File

Identifier: EBL-0393

  • Staff Only


File includes scholarly articles, a newspaper clipping, reprints, and a biographical sketch/curriculum vitae of Dr. Burns.


  • 1964 - 1999

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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.


0.01 Cubic Feet (One file folder)

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Chester Burns (1937-2006) biographical file
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Description is inEnglish.

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Part of the VUMC Historical Images and Biographies Repository

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