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Charles Hoyt Burnett

Born  1913
Died  1967

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American physician, born 1913, Boulder, Colorado; died 1967.

Biography of Charles Hoyt Burnett

Charles Hoyt Burnett studied medicine in Colorado, New York and Boston. He joined Dr. Chester Keefer, "the national czar of penicillin" at Boston University, where his investigations were interrupted by World War II when he joined the army. He described "his" syndrome in 1949 based on observations on metabolic disorders.

Burnett became chairman of medicine at Southwester Medical School in Dallas and later foundation chairman of the department of medicine at the Medical School of North Carolina. He resigned form the latter position because of ill health in 1965.


  • Fuller Albright, C. H. Burnett, O. Cope, et al:
    Acute atrophy of bone (osteoporosis) simulating hyperparathyroidism.
    Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, 1941, 1: 711–716.
  • F. Albright, C. H. Burnett, P. H. Smith, W. Parson:
    Pseudoparathyroidism, an example of "Seabright-Bantam syndrome". Report of 3 cases.
    Endocrinology, Baltimore, 1942, 30: 922-932.
  • F. Albrigth, C. H. Burnett, W. Parsons, E. C. Reifenstein Jr. and A. Roos:
    Osteomalacia and Late Rickets. The various etiologies met in the United States with emphasis on that resulting from a specific form of renal acidosis, the therapeutic indications for each etiological sub-group and the relation-ship between Osteomalacia and Milkman´s Syndrome.
    Medicine, baltimore 1946, 25: 399-479.
  • C. H. Burnett, R. R. Commons, Fuller Albright, J. E. Howard:
    Hypercalcemia without hypercalcuria or hyposphatemia, calcinosis and renal insufficiency. A syndrome following prolonged intake of milk and alkali.
    New England Journal of Medicine, Boston, 1949, 240: 787-794.
  • R. W. Winters, J. B. Graham, T. F. Williams, V. W. McFalk, C. H. Burnett:
    A genetic study of familial hypophosphatemia and vitamin D-resistant rickets with a review of the literature.
    Medicine, Baltimore, 1958, 37: 97–142.
  • C. H. Burnett, C. E. Dent, C. Harper, B. J. Warland:
    Vitamin D resistant rickets: Analysis of 24 pedigrees and hereditary and sporadic cases. The American Journal of Medicine, New York, 1964, 36: 222-232.
  • L. G. Welt:
    Charles Hoyt Burnett. 1913-1967.
    Transactions of the Association of American Physicians, Philadelphia, 1968, 81: 8.
  • Barry G. Firkin and Judith A. Whitworth:
    Dictionary of Medical Eponyms.
    The Parthenon Publishing Group. 1989. New edition in 2002.

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