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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.

Thomas Harmon Neeley

Jacob Reinhart was born in the Duchy of Baden, in the year 1825. His medical studies were pursued at the University of Heidleburgh and Gottingen, where having passed his examinations, he was admitted to the degree of medicine, in 1847. His political sentiments were strongly republican, and he became a participator in the Revolution against the Duke, in 1848. What punishment he received for his conduct in his own country, it is now impossible to determine, but he received confiscation and banishment in 1849. Soon after reaching America, he came to Albany, being then only twenty-four years of age, and began the practice of his profession. His talents were of a high order, and his accomplishments what might have been expected of a rigid German student. He was well versed in anatomy and pathology. In a few years he acquired a large practice among the German population, and seemed to enjoy their full confidence, as he was in habits and manners, of their full nationality. His influence among the Germans was very great. Dr. Reinhart often made from twenty to thirty visits daily ; rising early, and pursuing his labors on foot, over the outskirts of the city, in which a favorite little dog was usually his faithful attendant.

His habits were not such as to ensure long life, and he died suddenly, on the 15th of October, 1860, at the age of thirty-five years.

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