Stanley B. Burns, MD is an internationally distinguished author, curator, historian, collector, archivist, and film/television consultant. Burns began collecting historical photography in 1975 and, in 1977, founded the Burns Archive to share his discoveries. The collection now contains over one million photographs from the birth of photography through the modern age. It includes unparalleled collections of Judaica, medicine, memorialization, and the African American experience. 
Dr. Burns has written 50 photo-historical texts and more than one thousand journal articles and has curated more than one hundred exhibitions. He consults on feature films, documentaries, and television series. He was the Medical, Historical, and Technical Advisor to the HBO/Cinemax series THE KNICK about a New York City hospital in the year 1900, as well as the PBS Civil War series MERCY STREET. 
When not collecting, Dr. Burns spends his time consulting, lecturing, creating exhibits, and writing books on under-appreciated areas of history and photography. 
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