Henry K. Beecher Academic

Henry Knowles Beecher (February 4, 1904 – July 25, 1976) was an important figure in the history of anesthesiology and medicine, receiving awards and honors during his career. His 1966 article on unethical practices in medical experimentation within the New England Journal of Medicine was instrumental in the implementation of federal rules on human experimentation and informed consent. A 1999 biography—written by Vincent J. Kopp, M.D. of UNC Chapel Hill and published in an American Society of Anesthesiologists newsletter—describes Beecher as an influential figure within the development of medical ethics and research techniques, though he has not been without controversy. Born as Harry Unangst in Peck, Kansas in 1904, he changed his surname to Beecher in his 20s. This change was said to be for the name recognition of influential 19th century Beechers—preacher Henry Ward Beecher and author Harriet Beecher Stowe. He was, in fact, unrelated to the Beecher family. Beecher received a BA degree in 1926 and an MA degree in physical chemistry in 1927, both from the University of Kansas. While it had been his goal to earn a Ph.D.

Personal details

Date of birth
February 4th, 1904
Nationality
United States of America
Date of death
July 25th, 1976 at age of 72
Place of death
Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

Education

1. Harvard University Colleges/University

Harvard University is an American private Ivy League research university located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, established in 1636 by the Massachusetts legislature. Harvard is the oldest institution of higher learning in the United States and the first corporation (officially The President and Fellows of Harvard College) chartered in the country. Harvard's history, influence, and wealth have made it one of the most prestigious universities in the world.

Institution info

Type University
Endowment
2013. 32.7 bil. $
2012. 30.7 bil. $
Institution colors
Founded
September 8th, 1636
Headquarters
Massachusetts Hall, 02138 - Cambridge, Massachusetts
Undergraduates
2012. 10,564
2010. 10,265
2009. 10,200
Postgraduates
2012. 17,583
2010. 17,329
Acceptance rate
2014. 5.9 %
2013. 5.8 %
2012. 5.9 %
2011. 6.2 %
2010. 6.9 %
Local tuition
2013. 42.3 K $
2012. 40 K $
2011. 39.9 K $
2010. 35 K $
Official web page www.harvard.edu
Wikipedia article
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2. Harvard Medical School Colleges/University

Harvard Medical School (HMS) is the graduate medical school of Harvard University. It is located in the Longwood Medical Area of the Mission Hill neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts.

Type Medical school
Endowment
2013. 3.68 bil. $
2010. 3 bil. $
Founded
1782
Headquarters
25 Shattuck Street, 02115 - Boston, Massachusetts
Postgraduates
2012. 1,441
2010. 725
Acceptance rate
2012. 3.9 %
Official web page hms.harvard.edu
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Institution social analysis

Notable alumni by career
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Written work

1.Research and the individual

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1970. at Boston

2.Medicine at Harvard

Editions Subjects Co-authors
1977. at Hanover

Wikipedia

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