Obituaries

William Burns

BMJ 2004; 328 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.328.7453.1441-a (Published 10 June 2004) Cite this as: BMJ 2004;328:1441

Physiologist who carried out pioneering work on noise damage to hearing

William Burns is best remembered for the studies that he undertook with the late D W Robinson on the effect of industrial noise on the hearing of workers. These studies led tothe government's recognition of noise damage to hearing as a disease eligible for compensation. …

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