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Kenneth Burlen Turner, American physician. Recipient Presidential Certificate of Merit, 1948.


Turner, Kenneth Burlen was born on January 29, 1901 in Lynchburg, Virginia, United States. Son of Hartley and Josephine (Burlen) Turner.


Bachelor of Arts, Hamilton College, 1922. M. D., Harvard, 1926.


Interne, Presbyterian Hospital, New York City, 1927-1928, assistant physician, 1928-1938, assistant attending physician, 1938-1945, associate attending physician 1945, now attending physician. Director department cardiology, since 1954. Private practice medicine, New York City, since 1948.

Assistant in medicine College Physicians and Surgs., Columbia, 1928-1930, instructor in medicine, 1930-1935, associate in medicine, 1935-1939, assistant professor of medicine, 1939-1948, associate professor clinical medicine since 1949.


Served as liaison officer in London for Committee on Medical Research, Office of Science Research and Development, 1942-1943, chief, records section Committee on Medical Research, 1944-1945, consultant, 1946-1947. Member Association American Physicians, American Society Clinical Investigation, Society Experimental Biology and Medicine, Harvey Society, American Medical Association, American Heart Association, American Association for the Advancement of Science (fellow), Century Association, Company and State of New York medical societies, Alpha Omega Alpha, Phi Beta Kappa, Psi Upsilon. Clubs: University, Collectors.

Century Association.


Married Helen Forbes McIlvaine, June 9, 1925. Children: Alan Forbes, Laura Averell, Alison McIlvaine.

Hartley Turner

Josephine (Burlen) Turner

Helen Forbes McIlvaine

Alan Forbes Turner

Laura Averell Turner

Alison McIlvaine Turner