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Binondo, Manila, Philippines — National Capital Region
 

William J. Burke

(1873-1946)

 
 
William J. Burke Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 14° 35.909′ N, 120° 58.748′ E. Marker is in Binondo, Manila. Marker is at the intersection of Escolta Street and Burke Street on Escolta Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Binondo, Manila 02 241, Philippines.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philippine Post Office (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); Andres Bonifacio (approx. 0.4 kilometers away); In Memory of the Victims of Military Sexual Slavery during the Second World War (approx. half a kilometer away); Roman Ongpin (approx. half
The building where the marker is located image. Click for full size.
By I.G.V.Atajar, January 1, 2003
2. The building where the marker is located
a kilometer away); Manila Metropolitan Theater (approx. half a kilometer away); Ang Simbahan ng Binondo (approx. half a kilometer away); Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary Parish Church (approx. half a kilometer away in Metro Manila); Mother Francisca del Espiritu Santo (approx. 0.6 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Binondo.
 
Categories. Notable PersonsScience & Medicine
 
 
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