The Celestial Society

The Celestial Society

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An important figure in mid-Twentieth Century medicine and cardiology, brilliant, dynamic George Burch was outstanding on every front a€” pioneering researcher in multiple aspects of the bodya€™s workings, an inspiring educator, editor and prolific writer, and electrifying lecturer. His patients loved him for his gentleness, common sense approach and tireless advocacy on their behalf. Immersed in medicine from childhood as he assisted his father, a physician in rural Louisiana, he was influential worldwide by a surprisingly young age. Possessed of a healthy sense of humor, he was nevertheless deeply serious of purpose. He was an independent thinker, outspoken and unfazed by mainstream opinion. Increasingly controversial, he became a hero to some, but to others an outdated fossil. The life story of this remarkable man resonates vividly in todaya€™s environment of confusion and inordinate expense in medical care.The project site visit to his lab by one committee in connection with a research grant application left him angry. ... comb that we did not have a chance to talk very much about research activities or things relating to what we are doing and plan to do.a€ To this ... The Musser-Burch Society meeting that fall marked the occasion, and at the gala dinner honoring my father, Linus Pauling was the featured speaker.

Title:The Celestial Society
Author: Vivian Burch Martin
Publisher:Xlibris Corporation - 2010-06-25

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