Low, James (1781-1822)

LOW, James, M.D. a physician, was born at Albany Dec. 9, 1781, and was educated at Schenectady college. He studied his profession 4 years at Edinburgh, and returning in 1808, commenced the practice at Albany in connexion with his former teacher, Dr. Wm. M'Clelland, and was extensively employed. He died Feb. 3, 1822, aged 40. For some years he delivered lectures on chemistry. He was a scholar, an enthusiast in poetry, and a promoter of learning. He published an inaugural dissertation, de tetano, 1807; account of the epidemic pneumonia in med. reg. iv. ; observations on the moth destructive to bees; notes to Hooper's Vade Mecum, and to Bell on the venereal.
1. A General Biographical Dictionary, Comprising a Summary Account of the Most Distinguished Persons of All Ages, Nations and Professions, 1843, page 580.

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