M.D., Ph.D., F.R.C.P.(C), F.A.C.P., M.A.C.G., F.A.S.G.E.

Founding Director of GIDRU
Director of GIDRU 1982 - 1993
Emeritus professor, Dept of Medicine
Emeritus Professor of Dept of Physiology Member of the Honorary Medical Staff Kingston General Hospital
Tel 613 544-3310 ex 3058
Tel 613 544-0225
Fax 613 544-3114
e-mail: becki@hdh.kari.net


Research interests
A. As a clinical and basic investigator: Studied gastrointestinal motility, pancreatitis, intestinal absorption and response of the small bowel to injury. Established the first clinical motility laboratory in Canada while at McGill in 1956 and at Queen's in 1966. Studies on the pancreas dealt with enzymatic auto digestion. Between 1970 and 1997 the major area of research related to ethanol injury on the small intestine and intestinal blood flow. Dr Beck closed his basic research laboratory in 1997.

B. Since 1997 continues to teach in gastroenterology. Since closing his laboratory his research is mainly in history of medicine, ethics, education and medical economics.

C. Published 237 papers, books and chapters. Of this 225 dealt with clinical and basic science investigation. The attached ones are recent and deal only with the historical economical and philosophical aspects of gastroenterology.

Publications (PubMed)