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GREENE, Asa, author, born in Ashburnham, Massachusetts, in 1788; died in New York City in 1837. He was graduated at Williams in 1813, and received his medical degree at the Berkshire medical school in 1827. About 1830 he settled in New York, where he became a bookseller, and for some time edited the "New York Evening Transcript." He possessed great humor, and had good powers of description. His books include " The Life and Adventures of Dr. Dodimus Duckworth, A. N. Q.; to which is added the History of a Steam Doctor" (New York, 1833); "The Perils of Pearl Street" (1834); " The Travels of Ex-Barber Fribbelton in America" (1835); " A Yankee among the Nullifiers" (1835); " A Glance at New York" (1887); and "Debtors' Prison " (1837).
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