The notice of Asa Burbank is scarcely more than a single reminiscence, and yet that single reminiscence it seems desirable to preserve. He joined the Society in 1828, and was undoubtedly a man of some literary, or scientific culture, as his name appears on the roll of the Albany Institute. He came from Massachusetts, and had been connected with the College at Pittsfield. His office was on South Pearl street. Dr. Burbank, was considerable past the meridian of life when he came to Albany to reside. In his office window on a large curtain, was painted in vivid colors, the good Samaritan, pouring oil and wine upon the man who fell among thieves. Probably this picture was designed to convey an impression of his kindness, and attention to the sick, rather than an index to his theory and practice. There is no record that he died here, and it is believed that he returned to his native state, and died about 1832. The period of his residence in the city was only for a few years..
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