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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.

Edward Augustus Leonard

Edward Augustus Leonard was a son of Timothy Leonard, of West Springfield, Massachusetts, and Mary Baldwin, of Litchfield, Ct., and was born at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., on the 9th day of May, 1806. He received his academical education under the direction of the Rev. Timothy Cooley, D. D. of Granville, Mass., and his medical diploma from the Medical Institution of Yale College in 1827. He practiced first in Albany, subsequently in Rockville, Indiana, and afterwards in Alexandria Parish Rapids, Louisiana. He was devoted to his profession and resolute in the discharge of its duties. On a visit to the north in 1832, he assidiously visited the cholera hospitals in Albany, to familiarize himself with the disease, and its treatment, and thus to qualify himself to meet it on his return. But the disease made its appearance on the Ohio river boats, and accompanied him on his homeward journey, where his self possession, calmness and skill, very much contributed to diminish the danger as well as the alarm, which the new scourge excited. He died of a congestive intermittent fever, on a return from Texas, at Cantonment Jessup, on the 26th of August, 1837, at the age of thirty-one years. Dr. Leonard left no record of his medical observations. The comparatively short period of his practice, divided between three localities of widely different circumstances, though undoubtedly favorable to observation, was not so to writing. A brother of Dr. Leonard, a member of the medical profession, resides in Lansingburg, N, Y. 1

1M. S. of Dr. Leonard.

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