Science, Technology, and Culture, Division of NMAH, SI
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Dr. Burch, native of Louisiana, eldest of eight children of a general practitioner, was born in a small farming community; graduated Tulane University, 1933. After postgraduate work at Charity Hospital, he joined the Tulane faculty and became chairman of the Department of Medicine in 1947. He became an authority in clinical cardiology and research, authoring or co-authoring 12 books and more than 800 papers in his field. He retired in 1975, becoming emeritus professor of medicine until his death in cardiac arrest in 1986.
Technical notes, diagrams, and correspondence regarding laboratory work on the "2-pump heart model" over 1984-1986. A technician in Dr. Burch's laboratory, J. Ralph Millet, signed correspondence and was responsible for at least some of the work. Also include photographs of the apparatus and reprints from professional journals relating to heart function.
George Edward Burch Papers, 1984-1986, Archives Center, National Museum of American History