|Birth: ||Sep. 26, 1870|
|Death: ||Oct. 20, 1942|
Associate Professor of Oto-Laryngology at the University of Illinois. Attending Oto-laryngologist at North Chicago Hospital and Cook County Hospital. American Broncho-Esophagological Association President in 1936. Wrote a book entitled ""Applied Pathology in Diseases of the Nose, Throat and Ear" by Joseph C. Beck, MD, FACS (C.V. Mosby, 1923, St. Louis).
Born in 1870 in the small town of Dobrish, about 25 miles from Prague, in what was then Austrian Bohemia to Ignatz Beck and Elizabeth Pollock. His parents died when he was very young and he came to the United States to live with his aunt in Holden Missouri.
Moved to Chicago at the age of 20 to work for his oldest brother Carl who had opened a succesful medical practice. Inspired by Carl, Joe decided to also become a doctor. He graduated with honors from the Chicago College of Physicians and Surgeons, which later became the medical department of the University of Illinois.
Among his many medical accomplishments, he opened a hospital with his brothers, invented a tool to remove tonsils which was universally used for many years, was one of the first surgeons to perform facial reconstruction (now known as plastic surgery) and was a founding member of many associations including the ABEA which he presided over in 1936.
Married to Carrie Stein from 1899-1927 which ended in divorce. Had three children with Carrie: Elsa, Philip and Joseph C. Jr.
Married to Trennis C. Trendell from 1927 until his death in 1942.
Rosehill Cemetery and Mausoleum
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Record added: Jan 25, 2013
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