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Dr. George E. Burch
Matas Library Photograph Collection, no. 1554
Chairman, Department of Medicine, 1947 - 1975
Dr. Burch was world-renowned in the field of electro-cardiology and responsible for early heart disease work which showed the importance of venous pressure of the peripheral circulatory system. He was responsible for a number of medical "firsts":
- among the first to recognize the constricting and dilating action of blood vessels in directing blood back to the heart
- first to use radioactive substances in the study of heart disease and set basic standards still observed in their use and application
- among first to recognize the effects of environmental factors on heart function
- produced the classic description of the Papillary Muscle (Burch) Syndrome as well as a particular electro-cardiograph pattern diagnostic of cerebrovascular disease
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Publication Date: 2010-06-01
Biography of Dr. George E. Burch.
Publications & Quotations of Chairman George, Compiled by the Class of 1974
Bibliography of George Burch, MD
Compiled by staff of the Rudolph Matas Library, 2002
"The Quotations of Chairman George", Compiled by the Class of 1974
Original is 4.5 x 4.5 in. handmade book with red construction paper cover and staples. The Tulane University School of Medicine graduating class of 1974, in association with former awardees of the Tulane's "Order of the Gold-Tipped Stethoscope", compiled a small red book, "The Quotations of Chairman George", in his honor. (Original in PR file, print of scanned copy in pamphlets)
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