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William J. Burke

(1873-1946)

 
 
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By I.G.V.Atajar, August 1, 2008
1. William J. Burke Marker
Inscription.  Cardiologist, Philanthropist. Born February 17,1873, San Miguel, Manila. Obtained the degree of Doctor of Medicine at the University of Dublin, Ireland. Returned to practice his profession in Manila, 1900. Introduced and installed the first Electrocardiograph in the Philippines. Recipient of several Pontifical Orders for his Philanthropic Endeavors from various hospitals, convents, and religious orders in the country. Died July 23,1946. In his honor the city council of Manila enacted Ordinance No.7779. January 7,1993. Signed by Mayor Alfredo S. Lim. The said ordinance renaming David Street to William J. Burke, February 1,1993.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkRoads & VehiclesScience & Medicine. A significant historical year for this entry is 1873.
 
Location. 14° 35.909′ N, 120° 58.748′ E. Marker is in Binondo, Metro Manila. Marker is at the intersection of Escolta Street and Burke Street on Escolta Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 381 Escolta Street, Binondo, Metro Manila 1006, Philippines. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philippine Post Office (approx. 0.4 kilometers away in Manila); Andres Bonifacio
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By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
2. The building where the marker is located
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(approx. 0.4 kilometers away in Manila); In Memory of the Victims of Military Sexual Slavery during the Second World War (approx. half a kilometer away in Manila); Roman Ongpin (approx. half a kilometer away); Manila Metropolitan Theater (approx. half a kilometer away in Manila); Ang Simbahan ng Binondo (approx. half a kilometer away in Manila); Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Church (approx. half a kilometer away); Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo (approx. 0.6 kilometers away in Manila). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Binondo.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 1, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 30, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 1,547 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on November 30, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California.   2. submitted on December 5, 2009, by I.G.V.Atajar of San Jose, California. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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