H. J. Rock, M. D. Biography


This biography appears on pages 1894-1895 in "History of South Dakota" by Doane Robinson, Vol. II (1904) and was scanned, OCRed and edited by Maurice Krueger, mkrueger@iw.net.


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H. J. ROCK, M. D., a well-known physician and surgeon of Aberdeen, South Dakota, was born on a farm near North English, Iowa. He was reared on the farm and attended first the country schools, then graduated from the North English high school. He next graduated from the college at Valparaiso, Indiana, taking the course in teaching, business and science. He came to South Dakota and took charge of the high school at Big Stone City for two years. Following this he was principal of the Webster high school for four years. He was graduated from the medical department of the University of Illinois, in 1900, and began the practice of his profession in Aberdeen the same year. He is a member of the Aberdeen District Medical Society, the South Dakota Medical Society and the American Medical Society.