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BLOCKLINGER, Albert Herman

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BLOCKLINGER, Albert Herman. (Dubuque, IA, Nov. 26, 1867--Dubuque, IA, July 20, 1921). Blocklinger received his early education in the Audubon and Fifth Ward public schools and graduated from DUBUQUE HIGH SCHOOL. In 1894 he graduated from the Iowa State Medical School with the degree of Doctor of Medicine.

Dr. Blocklinger began his medical practice at La Motte, Iowa, where he remained six years, and then took a post-graduate course in internal medicine at Vienna, Austria, receiving a diploma from the institution there. In 1901 he returned to Dubuque and immediately opened a general practice. Education, however, remained an important part of his life. In 1904 he took a course in electro-therapeutics in Chicago. In 1905 he again went abroad and pursued the study of internal medicine at Vienna, Austria; Berlin, Germany; and Berne, Switzerland.

He was a member of the American, Iowa State and Dubuque County medical associations, being president of the latter. He delivered a course of lectures in the Dubuque County schools and contributed extensively to various papers and medical magazines. He was recognized as an authority on X-ray work and tuberculosis. During war times, Dr. Blocklinger served on the medical examining board and at his death held the rank of captain in the medical reserve corps.



Goodspeed, Weston Arthur, History of Dubuque County, Iowa. Chicago: Goodspeed Historical Association, 1911, p. 755

"Albert Herman Blocklinger." Linwood Legacies. Online: http://www.linwoodlegacies.org/the-blocklinger-family.html