Dates: b. 1872; around 1900 1930's; d. 1962
Locations: Director of the Bender Laboratory and Adjunct Prof. of Pathology and Bacteriology, Albany Medical College (1896 1903); Pathologist to Albany Hospital and St. Peter's Hospital (1896 1903); Prof. Clinical Medicine, and then Dean Yale Medical School
Training: MD at Cooper Medical College 1891; at Hopkins under Welch, Nuttall and Bolton;
Publications: ed. with Frank Billings The George Blumer edition of Billings-Forchheimer's Therapeusis of Internal Diseases, and a book on bedside diagnosis, and The Practitioner’s Library of Medicine and Surgery... (New York: D. Appleton and Co., 1932)
SAB Involvement: Charter SAB member (present at 1899, 1900)
Archives Files: Nat. Cyc. American Biog. 49:240-241, 1966
Blumer came to the newly established Bender laboratory in 1896, and continued until 1903. The lab conducted some teaching of histology, pathology and bacteriology to Albany medical students, along the lines of Welch's classes at Hopkins. He also performed routine culture work for diphtheria and examinations of sputum. Many small towns sent their cultures to Bender lab for examination, and Blumer's work was contracted by NY State. At the 1901 meeting of the AAPB, Blumer delivered a paper on Vincent's fusiform bacillus. He also performed water analysis for B. coli, and dysentery outbreaks. Later Blumer performed rabies examinations.
Blumer was, however, a pathologist, working on such problems as neoplasms (e.g., adenosarcoma of the kidney).