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Dr. C. B. Burke has been a resident of the city of Atlantic since May 20th, 1908. During this period he has been actively engaged in the practice of medicine and surgery and has built up a practice that has been successful and lucrative. He has been especially adept in the practice of surgery, not having, to our knowledge, lost a case during his practice here.

Dr. C. B. Burke

Besides being proficient in his chosen profession, the doctor believes in boosting Atlantic and Cass county and is a member of and a strong believer in the Atlantic Commercial Club.

Dr. Burke is a graduate of Northwestern University Medical school of Chicago, Ill., and after completing his medical course, entered the De Lee's Lying-in Hospital, winning the appointment in a competitive examination. After completing a course of Practical Obstetrics he entered St. Joseph's Hospital at Joliet, Ill., where he spent one year as Interne at the end of which time he received the appointment of Pathologist and served in that capacity until he entered into partnership with Dr. F. W. Porterfield, formerly of this city.

He has won distinction both in Iowa and the nation by articles he has contributed to several of the most representative journals in the domain of medicine and surgery. Among his contributions is an article entitled, "A NEW DIAGNOSTIC REFLEX SIGN IN TYPOID FEVER", printed in the New York Medical Journal and copied in all the leading newspapers in the country. He is in receipt of inquires pertaining to the above from such men as Chas. Lyman Greene, professor of medicine in the State University of Minnesota, Doctor Roberts, professor of medicine in the Physicians and Surgeons Medical College at Atlanta, Georgia, Doctor Coplin, professor of Pathology in the Jefferson Medical College at Philadelphia, Penn.

On October 27th, 1909, he was married to Miss Zella Lynch of this city and they became the proud possessors of their son, Joseph, on November 8th, 1910.

From: Industrial Edition, published by Atlantic News Telegraph, Atlantic, Iowa, 1913, pg.53. Transcribed by Cheryl Siebrass, March, 2018.

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