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physician , army officer

Joe Morris Blumberg, American physician, retired army officer. Diplomate: American Board Pathology.


Blumberg, Joe Morris was born on June 27, 1909 in Baltimore. Son of A.W. and Hortense (Morris) Blumberg.


Bachelor of Science, Emory University, 1930. Doctor of Medicine, Emory University, 1933. Honorary Doctor of Science, Emory University, 1978.

Doctor of Medicine with honors, Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, 1966.


Intern Maryland General Hospital, Baltimore, 1933-1934. Resident Baltimore City Hospital, 1934-1936. General practice medicine Baltimore, 1936-1941.

Commissioned 1st lieutenant United States Army, 1935, advanced through grades to major general, 1966. Chief laboratory service Fort Eustis, Virginia, 1941-1944, 115th General Hospital, European Theatre of Operations, 1944-1945. Pathologist Army Institute Pathology, Washington, 1945-1946.

Chief Histopath. Center, Oliver General Hospital, Augusta, Georgia, 1946-1947, chief laboratory service, 1947-1950. Pathologist Walter Reed General Hospital, 1950-1953, chief laboratory services, 1953. Pathologist Army Medical Service Graduate School, Washington, 1953-1954.

Commanding officer 406th Medical General Laboratory, Tokyo. Consultant pathology and laboratory service to chief surgeon United States Army Forces Far East and 8th Army, 1954-1957. Deputy director Armed Forces Institute Pathology, 1957.

Deputy director, chief laboratory services consultant division Directorate Professional Service, Office Surgeon General, 1957-1963, director, 1963-1967. Commanding general Medical Research and Development Command, Washington, 1967-1969. Special assistant to surgeon general research and development, 1967-1969.

Clinical professor pathology School Medicine Georgetown University, 1963-1980. Special adviser Republic Korea Army, 1956. Special adviser, consultant Minister Health Philippines, 1956.

Medical adviser American embassy, Manila, 1956. Science director American Registry Pathology, 1959-1963.


  • Diplomate: American Board Pathology.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor articles to professional journals.


Board directors Gorgas Memorial Institute Tropical Medicine and Preventive Medicine, 1964-1970. Fellow College American Pathologists (governor), American Society Clinical Pathologists (past vice president, committee chairman), American College of Physicians, American Medical Association, American Society Cytology. Member American Society Experimental Pathology, American Association Pathologists and Bacteriologists, American Association for the Advancement of Science, Association Mexican Pathologists (honorary), American Medical Society Vienna (honorary), Association Clinical Scientists (past vice president), Association Military Surgeons United States (life), Washington Society Pathologists (past president), International Academy Pathology, Southern Medical Association (life).


Married Catherine Weller, August 29, 1935.

A.W. Blumberg

Hortense (Morris) Blumberg

Catherine Weller