Burford, Thomas H. (Thomas Hanahan), 1907-1977

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Burford, Thomas H. (Thomas Hanahan), 1907-1977

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  • Burford, Thomas H.

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  • Burford, T.H.
  • Burford, Thomas Hanahan
  • Burford, Thomas H.
  • Burford, Tom
  • Burford, T.
  • Dr. Burford
  • Burford, TH

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Dates of existence

1909-1977

History

Thomas H. Burford received his M.D. degree from Yale University in 1936. After serving his internship at Barnes Hospital under Evarts A. Graham, Burford entered the U.S. Army Medical Corps. During World War II, he headed the 2nd Auxiliary Surgical Group in North Africa. After the war, he joined Washington University's Division of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, and succeeded Graham as division head in 1951. He was well known as an innovator in open-heart surgery. In the 1960s, Burford was widely quoted for his public statements on behalf of tobacco firms disputing findings that indicated connections between smoking and lung cancer.

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Entered into A to M Bernard Becker Medical Archives Database, December 16, 2019
Revised March 19, 2020 3:30 PM

Language(s)

  • English

Script(s)

  • Latin

Sources

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  1. A to M Becker Archives Database for Burford
  2. Burford, Thomas H. FC003-S01-B24-F171 Folder, Part of Evarts A. Graham Papers , Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University in St. Louis
  3. General files, 1946-1975. FC028-S04-B06, part of Thomas H. Burford Papers, , Bernard Becker Medical Library, Washington University in St. Loui

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