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Anatomist , vascular surgeon

Edward Allen Edwards, American vascular surgeon, anatomist. Achievements include research in radiography of blood vessels, orientation of venous valves and their destruction by thrombophlebitis, dynamics after arterial stenosis, application of physical methods to clinical study vascular disease, spectrophotometry of living skin.

Background

Edwards, Edward Allen was born on July 29, 1906 in East Lyme, Connecticut, United States. Son of Max and Nellie (Gordon) Edwards.

Education

Doctor of Medicine, Tufts University, 1928.

Career

Surgical intern, Boston City Hospital, 1928-1931; resident in obstetrics, Lying-In Hospital, Boston, 1931; research fellow in pathology, Medical Examiner' General’ s Office, Boston, 1931; research fellow in anatomy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1931-1934; surgical practice vascular disease, Boston, 1931-1977; clinical professor anatomy, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 1934-1967; clinical professor anatomy emeritus, Harvard Medical School, Boston, since 1973; associate in surgery, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1950-1969; surgeon, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, 1969-1973; surgeon emeritus, Peter Bent Brigham Hospital, Boston, since 1973; chief rehabilitation, Boston Ou-Patient Clinic VA, 1977-1986. Member physician-in-residence program Veterans Administration Hospital., 1972-1974.

Achievements

  • Achievements include research in radiography of blood vessels, orientation of venous valves and their destruction by thrombophlebitis, dynamics after arterial stenosis, application of physical methods to clinical study vascular disease, spectrophotometry of living skin.

Works

Membership

President New England Society Vascular Surgery, Boston, 1982-1983. Major Medical Corps Army of the United States, 1942-1945. Fellow American College of Surgeons.

Member New England Surgical Society, American Association Anatomists, American Heart Association (member advisory board section on circulation).

Connections

Married Elizabeth Betsy Borwick, May 31, 1931. Children: Alicia Betsy, Frederic Thomas.

father:
Max Edwards

mother:
Nellie (Gordon) Edwards

spouse:
Elizabeth Betsy Borwick

child:
Frederic Thomas Edwards

child:
Alicia Betsy Edwards