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Dr. John Linner is a graduate of Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter, Minnesota; and the University of Minnesota Medical School. He interned on a Harvard Service at Boston City Hospital in 1944. He is a Clinical Professor Emeritus at the University of Minnesota.

He has served as president of the Minnesota Medical Society, the Minneapolis Surgical Society, and the American Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery Society, where he received the Outstanding Achievement Award, and the Distinguished Member Award. He has written a textbook entitled Surgery For Morbid Obesity, published by Springer Verlag Publishing, NY in 1984.

Dr. Linner married Evodia Larson in 1948; they have five daughters and nine grandchildren. They live in Edina, Minnesota and Rio Verde, Arizona. It was pressure and encouragement from his wife and daughters that prompted Dr. Linner to publish his verbatim diary and overview of the war.

Lt. John H. Linner, Navy Medical Corps

Dr. John Linner, MD