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VAN DER VEER, Albert, surgeon, born in Root, New York, 10 July, 1841. He studied at Albany medical college, was graduated in 1862 at the National medical college, Washington, D. C., and served through the civil war as a surgeon, he then settled in Albany, where in 1869 he became professor of the principles and practice of surgery in the Medical college. In 1882 he was given the chair of surgery and clinical surgery. During this time he was also connected with Albany and St. Peter's hospitals. Dr. Van der Veer has achieved success in abdominal surgery. He has been president of the New York state medical society, and is a member of various other medical societies at home and abroad. Albany medical college gave him the degree of M. D. in 1869, Williams that of A. M. in 1882, and Union and Hamilton that of Ph. D. in 1883. He has contributed to "Wood's Reference Handbook of Medicine and Surgery," and to several medical journals.
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