Edwards, Joseph C.

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Edwards, Joseph C.

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  • Edwards, Joseph Castro
  • Dr. Edwards
  • Joseph Edwards
  • Joseph C. Edwards

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Dates of existence

1909-1994

History

Joseph C. Edwards was a St. Louis cardiologist and world-renowned expert on high blood pressure. He practiced in St. Louis for over 50 years, and is best known for his 1960 book, Management of Hypertensive Diseases, which became a popular reference text for doctors in the country.

Edwards received his degrees from the University of Oklahoma and Harvard University Medical School (1934), and later worked with Paul Dudley White at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. In 1939, Washington University hired Edwards as the Eli Lilly Fellow in Pneumonia, which began his medical career in St. Louis. He reached the rank of assistant professor of clinical medicine, which he served as until 1960. During WWII, Edwards was the chief of cardiovascular medicine at the 21st General Hospital in Rouen, France, for which he received a Legion of Merit due to his superior work in soldier care and clinical research.

In addition to his role at Washington University School of Medicine, Edwards was a director for the High Blood Pressure Clinic at St. Luke's Hospital, president of the St. Louis Medical Society, and a fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. He passed away in 1994.

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Saint Louis, Mo.

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21st General Hospital (1942-1945)

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During WWII, Edwards was the chief of cardiovascular medicine at the 21st General Hospital in Rouen, France, for which he received a Legion of Merit due to his superior work in soldier care and clinical research.

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Cady, Lee D. (1896-1987)

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06286555

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Cady, Lee D.

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Edwards, Joseph C.

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Cady was commanding officer of the 21st General Hospital during most of World War II.

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Creation, December 19, 2019

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  • English

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  • Latin

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  1. General Hospital Unit 21, 1982 and 1992. RG009-S12-B83-F05 Folder, Part of Barnes Hospital Records.
    21st General Hospital reunion attendance list, August 18, 1981; members’ current address list, February 1981; letter from General Frank Ledford, Jr., Office of the Surgeon General, to Dr. Joseph Edwards, no date; flyer for 21st General Hospital 40th Anniversary Reunion, 1981; Department of Veterans Affairs draft of 102nd US ARCOM Combined Medical Symposium brochure, March 25, 1992; and partial history of Unit, no date.

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