|Name: J. D. Burch
Death date: Dec 31, 1929
Death date note: This is an approximation of the
individual's death date.
Type of practice: Allopath
Medical school(s): Kentucky School of Medicine, Louisville:
Transylvania University Medical Department, 1864, (G)
DRUMMOND, Yazoo City, Miss., son of
James Kerr and Maria (Drummond) Burch—the
former born in Kentucky, the latter in Aloa, Scotland— was born in
Georgetown, Ky., Feb. 1st, 1840. Graduating from Centre coll.,
Danville, Ky., in 1860, he attended lectures at Jefferson med.
coll., Pa., in the winter of 1862-63, and at the Ky. school of
medicine in 1863-64, being graduated M.
D. from the latter institution. The session following his
graduation be was elected demonstrator of anatomy and prosector to
the chair of anatomy, which positions he held until 1867, when the
Ky. school of medicine was merged in the med. dep't of Louisville
univ. After the consolidation he successively held in the university
the positions of demonstrator of anatomy, curator of the museum and
ass't to the chair of anatomy.
In 1869 he was elected prof, of anat. in the Louisville med. coll.,
and in the spring of 1871 resigned this chair and established
himself as a general practitioner at Yazoo City. In the course
of his practice he has operated successfully for vesico-vaginal
fistula, for laceration of the recto-vaginal septum and for
laceration of the perineum ; has twice performed laryngo-tracheotonvy, recovery in each case, and has
performed various other capital operations. During his residence in
Kentucky, he was a member of the Ky. State med. soc.; medico-chirurg.
soc. of Louisville, and Clark со. med. soc., serving as secretary of
the latter. He is a member of the Miss. State med. soc.,
vice-president in 1872; and
of the Yazoo со. med. soc., secretary of the latter since 1872. He
has contributed occasional papers to professional periodicals, and
has been a considerable contributor to literary and political
publications. He married, Oct. 6ih, 1874, Florence, daughter of Col.
John McAfee, of Mercer со., Ky.
(The personal edited research
notes of Michael Echols, the source of which may or
may not be completely documented)