Author Biographical Info

Truman Graves Blocker, MD, was born 1909 April 17 in West Point, Mississippi. He attended school in Sherman, Texas and graduated from Austin College in 1929. He earned an MD from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1933, followed by an internship at the Graduate Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and a year’s residency in surgery again in Galveston at John Sealy Hospital. When he returned to UTMB in 1946 he became professor and head of the new department of plastic and maxillofacial surgery. Blocker’s wife, Dr. Virginia Blocker, was also a physician and, after the 1947 Texas City Disaster, they co-published a survey of the casualties. Blocker would eventually publish or co-publish 182 items, mostly on treatment and care of burn victims. See more at'.

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Surgery Plastic Surgery, Burns, Galveston (TX), Truman G. Blocker, University of Texas. Medical Branch, correspondence, yearbooks, printed materials, photographs, plaques (flat objects), newspaper clippings, ephemera (general object genre)


The Truman G. Blocker, MD papers consists of news clippings, correspondence, and ephemera related to Truman G. Blocker's appointment or retirement to various positions late in his career including his appointment to the Osler Society and his retirement as president of the University of Texas Health Science Center in Houston, Texas. The collection consists of 0.5 cubic feet and is in excellent condition. See more at MS 051.


Virginia Blocker, M.D., (see letter dates August 25, 1986 in MS 051 control folder. Accruals are not expected for this collection.



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