The professional and personal papers of prominent physician Dr. George Dock.
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
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