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The 2012 S. Amjad Hussain Visiting Lecture in the History of Medicine and Surgery brought to life the legacy of a man who has a rich history of service to his community, the United States and beyond.

The University of Toledo celebrated the life of Paul Block Jr., former publisher of The Blade, with “A Confluence of Science, Journalism and Civic Leadership”

Dr. Maurice Manning, Distinguished University Professor of Biochemistry and Cancer, shared the story and legacy of Block. He discussed Block’s accomplishments and the significant role he played in the development of Toledo and northwest Ohio, helping to found the Medical College of Ohio.

“Through all of his successes, Mr. Block was known to be a modest man,” Hussain said. “It is with great honor that The University of Toledo is able to remember and embrace Mr. Block’s fascinating legacy. The lecture series always touches on an important component of the history of science and medicine, and I couldn’t think of anyone who represents it better than Mr. Block.”
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