Burt R. Shurly M.D. Papers

Accession Number: 
WSP000166
Extent: 
0.75 Linear Feet (1 MB, 2 OS)
Date: 
1914-1945

Burt Shurly was born in Chicago on July 4, 1871, son of Edmund Richard P. and Augusta (Godwin Shurly and grandson of Jon Martin and Elizabeth Catherine (Chumley) Shurly. After receiving his preliminary education at Northwestern Military Academy, Lake Geneva, Wisconsin, Burt R. Shurly graduated with his B.S. at the University of Wisconsin in 1894 and M.D. at the Detroit College of Medicine in 1895 and spent 1896 engaged in postgraduate study at the University of Vienna. He interned at Harper Hospital in Detroit and then began the practice of medicine in association with his uncle Ernest L. Shurly with an initial focus on tuberculosis later to focus on diseases of the eye, ear, nose, throat and chest. One of the most notable things that Shurly did was to serve as the director of the Carl E. Schmidt Base Hospital No. 36 in Vittel, France during World War I. Base Hospital 36 as it was known was the largest base hospital unit ever formed to that point. He passed away on October 20, 1950.

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