Dock, George, 1860-1951

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George Dock was born in Hopewell, Pennsylvania, April 1, 1860. He received his B.A. Degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1881, where he later entered the school of medicine and received his M.D. in 1884. He spent his internship at St. Mary's Hospital in Philadelphia. He spent roughly two years, 1885 to 1887, in Germany studying with some of the outstanding professors of the day. When he returned to Philadelphia, he was hired by Drs. John Herr Musser and William Osler to conduct autopsies in their clinical laboratory at the University of Philadelphia. Through his work on hookworm disease as pathologist for the Branch Medical School of the University of Texas, Dock was offered an appointment as professor of medicine at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He accepted the appointment and in 1891 he began his 30 year career as a medical professor. From 1908 to 1910 he taught at Tulane School of Medicine and then he took a position at the Washington University, in St. Louis. He taught there for twelve years until his retirement from teaching in 1922. George Dock and his first wife moved to Pasadena, California where he had several acquaintances and friends among the local medical doctors. Dock did not leave medicine behind him when he retired. He continued to conduct research, write articles and see patients. He worked at the Barlow Sanatorium, served on the California State Medical Board and the National Board of Medical Examiners, conducted lectures at various medical schools, joined the board of directors of Dr. Paul Popenoe's American Institute of Family Relations, was a member of the board of Polytechnic Elementary School in Pasadena, and was greatly involved with the Los Angeles County Medical Association and the creation of its library. George Dock married Laura McLemore in 1892 and they had two sons, George and William. George Dock Jr. served in World War I, and later became an advertising executive and ornithologist. He published The Audubon folio in 1964. William, the youngest, followed his father and was a doctor and professor of medicine. Laura Dock died in 1924 and a year later George married Miriam Gould. In 1947, Dock's health began to fail. He died in 1951 at the age of 91.

From the description of Papers of George Dock, 1866-2003 (bulk 1907-1951) (Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens). WorldCat record id: 497229148

Professor in University of Michigan Medical School.

From the description of George Dock notebooks, 1899-1908. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34421096

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creatorOf Dock, George, 1860-1951. Ephemera and papers separated from books in the Barlow Medical Library collection, 1878-1935. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Dock, George, 1860-1951. A collection of miscellaneous biobibliographical material on this person, together with abstracts, résumés, etc. of his works, may be found on the shelves under the above call number. National Library of Medicine
creatorOf Dock, George, 1860-1951. George Dock fonds : P043. McGill University Library
referencedIn Dock, William, 1898-. Oral history interview with William S. Dock, 1981. Washington University in St. Louis, Bernard Becker Medical Library
creatorOf Peterson, Reuben, 1862-1942. Reuben Peterson papers, 1890-1942. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
creatorOf Los Angeles County Medical Association. Minute books of the Los Angeles County Medical Association, 1871-1970. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Barlow Medical Library. Administrative records of Barlow Medical Library, 1907-1952. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Herrmann, George R. (George Rudolph), b. 1894. Methods in medicine : the manual of the medical service of George Dock : a comprehensive outline for clinical investigation, management and treatment of patients with various medical disorders / by George R. Herrmann. University of California, Los Angeles
creatorOf Nuşrat, Abubakir. A compendium treatise in medicine, 1650. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Los Angeles County Medical Association. Library. Minutes of the Los Angeles County Medical Association Library Committee, 1934-1937. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Dock, George, 1860-1951. Papers of George Dock, 1866-2003 (bulk 1907-1951) Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
creatorOf Peterson, Reuben, 1862-1942. Reuben Peterson papers, 1890-1942. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Paré, Ambroise, 1510?-1590. Document of Ambroise Paré, 1573, July 15. Huntington Library, Art Collections & Botanical Gardens
referencedIn Herrick, James Bryan, 1861-. Papers, 1886-1953 (inclusive). University of Chicago Library
referencedIn College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Office of the Librarian. Records concerning the Medical Library Association, 1899-1929. College of Physicians of Philadelphia
creatorOf Dock, George, 1860-1951. George Dock notebooks, 1899-1908. University of Michigan, Bentley Historical Library
referencedIn Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919. William Osler correspondence collection, 1888-1919 Washington University in St. Louis, Bernard Becker Medical Library
creatorOf Stillé, Alfred, 1813-1900. Alfred Stillé lecture notes, 1882-1884. University of Pennsylvania Library
referencedIn Erlanger, Joseph, 1874-1965,. Oral history interview with Joseph Erlanger, 1964. Washington University in St. Louis, Bernard Becker Medical Library
referencedIn Jones, Andrew B., 1890-1981,. Oral history interview with Andrew B. Jones, 1980. Washington University in St. Louis, Bernard Becker Medical Library
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associatedWith American Heart Association. corporateBody
associatedWith American Medical Association. corporateBody
associatedWith Auenbruger, Leopold, 1722-1809. person
associatedWith Barlow Medical Library. corporateBody
associatedWith Bass, Charles C. (Charles Cassedy), . 1875. person
associatedWith Cabot, Richard C. (Richard Clarke), 1868-1939. person
associatedWith Camac, C. N. B. (Charles Nicoll Bancker), 1868-1940. person
associatedWith College of Physicians of Philadelphia. Office of the Librarian. corporateBody
associatedWith Crummer, Le Roy, 1872-1934. person
associatedWith Dock, George. person
associatedWith Dock, William, 1898-. person
associatedWith Erlanger, Joseph, 1874-1965, person
associatedWith Fulton, John F. (John Farquhar), 1899-1960. person
associatedWith Fussell, M. Howard (Milton Howard), 1855-1921. person
associatedWith Gosney, E. S. (Ezra Seymour), 1855-1942. person
associatedWith Herrick, James Bryan, 1861- person
associatedWith Herrmann, George R. (George Rudolph), b. 1894. person
associatedWith Jones, Andrew B., 1890-1981, person
associatedWith Larrey, D. J. (Dominique Jean), baron, 1766-1842. person
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associatedWith Musser, John Herr. person
associatedWith Nightingale, Florence, 1820-1910. person
associatedWith Nuşrat, Abubakir. person
correspondedWith Osler, Grace Revere Gross, Lady person
associatedWith Osler, William, Sir, 1849-1919. person
associatedWith Paré, Ambroise, 1510?-1590. person
associatedWith Peterson, Reuben, 1862-1942. person
associatedWith Popenoe, Paul, 1888-1979. person
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associatedWith Wood, Casey A. (Casey Albert), 1856-1942. person
associatedWith Wood, H. C. (Horatio C.) 1841-1920. person
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Los Angeles (Calif.)
California
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Birth 1860-04-01

Death 1951-05-30

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