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This biography is from ANNALS of the Medical Society of the County of Albany, 1806-1851, by Sylvester D. Willard, M. D.

Palmer C. Dorr

Palmer Cady Dorr was the eldest son of Elisha Dorr, a prominent merchant of Albany, who was born in the county of New London, Connecticut. Palmer was born in Albany, in the year 1797.

He was a pupil in medicine with Dr. Joel A. Wing, and received a license from the Albany County Medical Society in 1824, having previously attended medical lectures in New York. He became a member of the Society in 1831, and continued in relation with it until the period of his death.

Dr. Dorr practiced a few years in Chatham, Columbia county, and subsequently in Albany, though his business never became very general. He died in this city on the 30th of July, 1840, at the age of forty-three years. Dr. Dorr was never married. He was a man of considerable talent, but lacked in mental discipline and industry to turn it to the best account.

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