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Dr. George Minges 1855-1926


Posted By: Cheryl Locher Moonen (email)
Date: 3/30/2016 at 18:36:24


Dr. Minges Practiced Medicine In
Dr. Minges Practiced Medicine In
Dubuque Nearly Half-Century;
Funeral Wednesday
Dr. George Minges, 71, dean of the medical profession, died at a local hospital Monday morning at 7:30 o’clock.

The remains are at the Egelhof Funeral Chapel on Main Street where they can be viewed and where funeral services will be conducted Wednesday afternoon at 2:30 o’clock under the auspices of the International Bible Students Association. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery and will be private.

Dr. Minges was born in Dubuque on July 8, 1855 and lived his entire life here. His father was Dr. H. Minges, a former physician of the locality. After receiving his preliminary education in the schools of Dubuque, Dr. Minges entered the Bellevue Hospital Medical School, New York City, from which institution he was graduated in 1878. After graduation he returned to Dubuque and began the practice of his profession. Several years later, fulfilling a desire for further study, Dr. Minges went to Europe to where he studied in the private laboratories of Professors Virchow and Koch, noted scientists. After a course of study there he returned to Dubuque and resumed his practice here continuing to practice until the conditions of his health caused his removal to a hospital five amounts ago.

At the time of his death, Dr. Minges was the oldest medical practitioner in the county. Of late years he limited his general practice and centered his activities on the study of methods of fighting tuberculosis the disease of which he died.

Other physicians described Dr. Minges was a leader in his profession saying that his professional career in Dubuque was marked by his high standards and that his reputation as a physician was above reproach.

Dr. Minges was a member of the Dubuque County Medical Association and the American Medical Association.

During the World’s Fair at Chicago had as a guest in Dubuque Professor Virchow, Jr. sent to the World’s Fair by the German government for six months research.

Dr. Minge’s wife preceded him in death Sept. 15, 1925. Several children also preceded him in death. He is survived by three sisters. Miss Laura Minges, Mrs. Clara Ruff and Mrs. Rosalie Holland of Dubuque and one brother, Dr. H. Minges, Dubuque.

Dr. Minges was a member of the International Bible Students Association.


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