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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.

Simon Veeder

Simon Veeder was a native of Albany, having been born in the city in May, 1788. He studied medicine with Drs. Lowe and McClelland, and went to Philadelphia in 1807 with Peter Wendell and Jacob Lansing Van Dusen to attend medical lectures, and was a licentiate of the Medical Society of the County of Albany on the 18th of July, 1807. He was the first student licensed by the Society, and the record is that he honorably acquitted himself and gave ample testimony of his medical knowledge. He removed to Charlton, in the county of Saratoga, where he practiced his profession for two years, and afterwards resided in Schenectady until his death which occurred in May, 1860, at the age of seventy-two years.

Dr. Yeeder inherited a handsome estate from his father which precluded the necessity of hard labor incidental to professional life, but it did not prove an abiding fortune. He was a man amiable in his disposition, warm in his attachments, but lacked energy of character.

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