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Burgess Lee Gordon, American physician, editor. Recipient Recognition award American Society Internal Medicine, Alumni Merit award in Arts and Sciences Gonzaga University, 1977.


Gordon, Burgess Lee was born on April 10, 1892 in Spokane, Washington, District of Columbia, United States. Son of Burgess Lee and Ralphaleta (Simpson) Gordon.


AB, Gonzaga University, 1912. Doctor of Laws, Gonzaga University, 1953. Doctor of Medicine, Jefferson Medical College, 1919.

Doctor of Science, Pennsylvania Medical College, 1957.


Intern Jefferson Hospital, Philadelphia, 1919-1921. Resident physician Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1921-1926. Teaching fellow in medicine Harvard Medical School, 1923-1926.

Private practice Philadelphia, 1926-1984. Director, physician-in-chief Barton Memorial and White Haven divisions Jefferson Hospital, Pennsylvania Kosp., 1946-1951. Clinical professor medicine Jefferson Medical College, 1941-1951, visiting professor medicine, 1961-1984.

Director health and welfare fund for study of anthracosilicosis Jefferson Medical College Hospital, 1941-1951. President, Mullen professor medicine Pennsylvania Medical College, 1951-1957. Director education, member medical board Lovelace Foundation and Clinic, Albuquerque, 1957-1960, consultant medical education, 1959-1984.

Associate editor Journal American Medical Association, 1960-1964. Editor Current Medical Information and Terminology, 1966-1974, Current Procedural Terminology, 1974-1984. Director office current terminology American Medical Association, 1961-1974, consultant, 1974-1984.

Member physician in residence program VA, 1960-1984.



Trustee Mercy-Douglass Hospital, 1947-1957, Phila Tuberculosis. and Health Association, 1938-1957, American College Sports Medicine Fellowship Commission, Philadelphia, 1952-1954. Colonel Medical corpus, United States army, 1942-1946. Fellow American College of Physicians, American College Chest Physicians (Gold medal for contributions in chest diseases 1962, past president).

Member New Mexico Medical Society (honorary), Philadelphia County Medical Society, Pennsylvania Medical Society, American Trudeau Society, American Association History Medicine, New Mexico Society Biological and Medical Research, Association American Physicians, American Society Clinical Investigation, Society for Advances Medical Systems (board directors), College Physicians Philadelphia (member council, award for meritorious service 1978), Council International Organizations Medical Sciences, Committee International Medical Nomenclature, Union League, Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Chi.


Married Margaret Huston. 1 son, Burgess Lee.

Burgess Lee Gordon

Ralphaleta (Simpson) Gordon

Margaret Huston