E. T. Burke

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from E T Burke)
Jump to: navigation, search
Edmund Tytler Burke
Born 18 April 1888
Elgin, Scotland
Died 14 June 1941, aged 53
Paignton, Devon, England
Nationality United Kingdom
Occupation Medical doctor
Known for Work with Venereal Disease

Lieutenant Colonel Edmund Tytler Burke, DSO, MB, ChB (18 April 1888 - 14 June 1941) was a British doctor of medicine who fought in World War I and "was one of England's outstanding authorities on venereal diseases".[1]

Burke was born in Elgin, Scotland on 18 April 1888 and was educated at Perth Academy and the University of Glasgow and University of St. Andrews.[2]

Burke graduated from the University of Glasgow and was a member of the Special Reserve of the Royal Army Medical Corps from 1913. During his wartime service, he was decorated with the Distinguished Service Order and the Serbian Order of the White Eagle with Swords and was also mentioned in despatches.[3] When he finished his military service, he had attained the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

By the late 1930s, Burke was an assistant editor of the British Journal of Venereal Diseases,[4] Director of the Whitechapel Clinic (now the Ambrose King Centre), consultant venerologist and he had published papers in the British Medical Journal and elsewhere.[5] By the time of his death in 1942 (or shortly before), Burke had been Consultant Venereologist in the Public Health Department of the London County Council and Lecturer in Venereal Diseases in the London Hospital Medical College, University of London.[1]

Burke died on 14 June 1941 at Paignton, Devon, England where he was a volunteer with the 10th Devon (Torbay) Battalion of the Home Guard.[6]


  1. ^ a b "Modern Treatment of Venereal Diseases". Archives of Dermatology. November 1942. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  2. ^ British Medical Journal 5 July 1941 Page 34 - Obituary E.Tytler Burke, DSO, MB [1]
  3. ^ "University of Glasgow Story; First World War Roll of Honour". University of Glasgow. Retrieved 12 May 2010. 
  4. ^ "British Journal of Venereal Diseases". Medical Society for the Study of Venereal Diseases. January–April 1941. PMC 1053238. 
  5. ^ Burke, E T; et al. (April 1938). "Vulvo-Vaginitis in Children". British Medical Journal 1: 961–965. JSTOR 25369816. 
  6. ^ "Casualty Details - Volunteer Edmund Tytler Burke". Commonwealth War Graves Commission. Retrieved 15 October 2011.