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This biography is from Landmarks of Albany County, New York, edited by Amasa J. Parker of Albany, N. Y., Syracuse, N. Y.; D. Mason & Co. Publishers, 1897.

M. J. Zeh, M. D.

Merlin J. Zeh, M. D., a physician of Watervliet, N. Y., who, though a young man, has become eminently successful in his profession. He was born in the town of Knox, Albany county, August 2, 1867. He is the son of the late Elias Zeh, a prominent farmer of Knox. His mother was Annie E. Osterhout of the well known pioneer family, named elsewhere in this work.

Dr. Zeh received his preliminary education at the Knox Academy, after which he taught school for a short time. He next read homeopathy with Dr. Tuck, a successful practioner of Berne, N. Y. In 1885 he studied pharmacy and eclecticism with Dr. Archie Cullen, late of West Troy, passing the State Board of Pharmacy February, 1887.

In 1886 he read medicine under the supervision of Dr. Shiland of West Troy, and the late Dr. John Swinburn of Albany, and entered the Albany Medical College, where he pursued a full course, graduating March 21, 1889.

The following month he began practice in West Troy, where he is held in high esteem.

In 1890 he married Miss Charlotte B. Cullen, a sister of Dr. Archie Cullen. He has one son, Arthur P., and a daughter, Florence J. Dr. Zeh is a member of the following societies: New York State Medical Association, the Medical Association of Troy and Vicinity, the Rensselaer County Medical Society, the I. O. O. F., the Wyoma Council Royal Arcanum, the Troy Yacht Club, Olympian Senate, Knights of the Ancient Essenic Order, associate member of the Walter A. Jones Post, G. A. R., and is a thirty-second degree Mason. He has held the office of city physician for the past three years.

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