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Shorkley, George, 1871-1945



  • Existence: 1871 - 1945


George Shorkley was born on November 21, 1871 in Lewisburg. Pennsylvania. He received his Ph.D. from Bucknell University in 1892. From 1892-1893, Shorkley was a member of the Harvard Archeological Expedition to Honduras and in 1898, he served in the Spanish American War. In 1899, he received his MD from Hahnemann Medical College in Philadelphia, after which he moved to Camden, Maine, where he practiced medicine until 1913. In 1902, he joined the relief expedition to rescue the Baldwin-Ziegler expedition to Franz Josef Land. Then in 1903, he was appointed chief surgeon to the Fiala-Ziegler expedition and served with the expedition in Franz Josef Land until its return in 1905. After serving two more times in the US Army, once in 1916, at the Mexican border and once, from 1917-1918, in France, Shorkley died on November 30, 1945.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

George Shorkley papers

Identifier: Mss-207
Stefansson Mss-207
Date(s): 1902 to 1905

George Shorkley (1871-1945), physician. Consist of papers relating to Shorkley's work as a physician on the relief expedition to rescue the Baldwin-Ziegler Expedition and on the Ziegler Polar Expedition.

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