Biography of Dr. Melville D. Dickinson
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Dickinson, Melville Day, M.D., was born in Seward, Schoharie county, N. Y., March 24, 1868. His early ancestors came from England in 1660; he is the son of Dr. Charles Dickinson, a physician of Seward, N.Y.; his mother was Celia (France) Dickinson. who died in 1877. Melville Dickinson was graduated from the Cobleskill High School, and after taking a two years' preparatory course at Cornell University he entered the Albany Medical College, from which he was graduated in 1890. He studied with Dr. Van Devere of Albany, during which time he was house physician for St. Peter's Hospital. In the fall of 1890 he came to Troy. He belongs to the Rensselaer County Medical Society, which he served as secretary, and to the New York State Medical Association; also is a member of the Medical Society of Troy and Vicinity, and a member of the New Yak State Medical Society; he is assistant surgeon with the rank of first lieutenant to the 12th Separate Co., N. Y. N. G.; he is assistant surgeon of the Troy Hospital, attending physician of St. Vincent's Female Orphan Asylum, and has been city physician of Troy for four years. He married Miss Emma G. Cole of Brunswick, N.Y., in 1889; they have one daughter, Celia.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


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