V. P. Quackenbush, M.D.
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John V. P. Quackenbush was born, June
3, 1819, in the city of Albany, N. Y., at which place, after graduating,
he pursued the study of medicine with Peter Wendell, M. D., and
graduated at the Albany Medical College in 1842. He was a member of the
first class that attended lectures in this institution, and became a
professor in the college in 1855, having then been elected to the
professorship of obstetrics. He has been engaged in the practice of his
profession since the time of his graduation, in the city of Albany. He
has published several monographs. He was married, September 9, 1846, to
Elizabeth A. Wright, formerly of Amsterdam, N. Y. He has one daughter.
Dr. J. V. P. Quackenbush was New York
Surgeon-General from '63 to '65, under
Gov. Seymour, and carried out its arduous duties almost to the end of
He spent his entire professional life
in Albany, one of its prominent physicians, a leading citizen and a most
popular lecturer at the Albany Medical College and hospitals.
personal edited research notes of Michael Echols, the source of which
may or may not be completely documented)