Dr. Stanley B. Burns, Medical advisor, The Knick

Dr. Stanley B. Burns

On Air: February 28, 2017

Historical medical innovations with ophthalmologist and television consultant Dr. Stanley B. Burns.

Stanley B. Burns, MD, FACS, a New York City ophthalmologist and Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry, New York University: Langone Medical Center, is an internationally distinguished author, curator, historian, collector, archivist and TV consultant. His collection of over one million historic photographs is recognized as the most important private comprehensive collection of early photography and was rated as “One of America’s Top 100 Collections”. The emphasis is on unique photographs not available anywhere else. In 1977, he founded The Burns Archive to share his discoveries. He has authored 46 books, over 1100 articles, curated over one hundreds of exhibitions, and consulted on dozens of documentaries and feature films. His latest publication is Stiffs, Skulls & Skeletons: Medical Photography and Symbolism. He is the Medical, Historical & Technical Advisor to HBO/Cinemax’s THE KNICK and PBS’ MERCY STREET.

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