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Joseph Castro Edwards, American physician. Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Cardiology. Decorated Legion of Merit. Joseph C. Edwards, M.D. Fund established in his honor Barnes Hospital.

Background

Edwards, Joseph Castro was born on December 24, 1909 in Springfield, Missouri, United States. Son of Lyman Paul and Lela (Bedell) Edwards.

Education

Bachelor of Arts, Univercity Oklahoma, 1930; Doctor of Medicine Harvard University, 1934.

Career

Tutorial fellow cardiology with Doctor Paul D. White, Massachusetts General Hospital, 1934; intern, Springfield (Massachusetts) Hospital, 1935; house physician medical service, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, 1936-1937; Stroud fellow, resident, Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, 1937-1938; Eli Lilly fellow in pneumonia research, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, 1939; Smith Kline and French fellow in hypertension, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, 1940; instructor clinical medicine, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, 1939-1960; assistant professor clinical medicine, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, 1960-1988; associate professor, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, 1988-1994; consultant clinics and division gerontology, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis associate clinical professor medicine emeritus, Washington University Medical School, St. Louis, 1988-1990. Member of staff Barnes Hospital. Visiting physician St. Louis City Hospital.

Member of staff Deaconess Hospital. Member consultant staff St. Joseph Hospital, St. Louis. Cardiologist, director high blood pressure clinic St. Luke's Hospital.

Area medical consultant hearings and appeals division United States Social Security Administration. Medical consultant R.R. Retirement Board. Cardiovascular consultant division gerontology Washington University School Medicine, St. Louis.

Medical consultant Fifth Army United States of America, Chicago. Consultant in field.

Achievements

  • Diplomate American Board Internal Medicine, American Board Cardiology.

Politics

When the Church as a body engages with political issues, it should follow the principles of Christian faith.

Views

It is important to experience God's grace working in the lives of people. Wisdom and maturity are gained from life experience, especially during the prayer and sharing stories with other Christians.

Membership

Board directors Boys Town, Missouri. Former board directors Speech and Hearing Society St. Louis. President Doctors Medical Foundation, St. Louis, 1964.

Member steering committee United States Senatorial Business Advisory Board, 1981-1988. Lieutenant colonel Medical Corps, Army of the United States, 1942-1946, 65. Fellow American College of Physicians, American College Cardiology (governor Missouri 1962-1965), Royal Society Medicine (London).

Member Mississippi Valley Medical Society (president 1958), St. Louis Medical Society (president 1970), American Heart Association, Missouri Heart Association (director), St. Louis Heart Association, St. Louis Cardiac Club (director), Center Society Clinical Research, American Medical Association (consultant council on drugs), Southern Medical Association, American Diabetes Association, Endocrine Society, American Therapeutic Society (vice president 1961, treasurer 1962), Constantinian Society (president 1978), Paul Dudley White Society, Society for Academy Achievement (member advisory and editorial board), S.A.R., Skeet and Trap Club, Internists Club, University Club, Marshland Duck Club, Phi Beta Kappa, Alpha Omega Alpha.

Connections

Son of Lyman Paul and Lela (Bedell) E. M. Virginia Anne Moser, January 8, 1942. Children: Virginia Lee, Joseph Byron, Jonathan Paul.

father:
Lyman Paul Edwards

mother:
Lela (Bedell) Edwards

spouse:
Virginia Anne Moser

child:
Virginia Lee Edwards

child:
Joseph Byron Edwards

child:
Jonathan Paul Edwards