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Biographical Sketch


Dr. Benjamin J. Mooers

Benjamin John Mooers, whom Dr. Nelson, in the Northern Lancet styled the Dean of the medical profession in Clinton county, only child of John Mooers, was born in Haverhill, Mass., on the 11th day of September, 1787.

In 1793, John Mooers with his wife and little six year-old boy, removed to Point au Roche, then a part of the town of Plattsburgh, where resided his brother, General Benjamin Mooers, an influential citizen, of whose large business as tradesman and manufacturer, he was engaged as superintendent.

In 1806, Benjamin J. Mooers commenced the study of medicine with Dr. John Miller, a sketch of whom adjoins this, who was justly regarded as a man of worth, and a reputable and careful practitioner. He pursued the study of medicine under Dr. Miller's direction till 1808, when he entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons of New York. When he went thither [sic], it was before the days of steamboats, and he "sailed from Plattsburgh on Capt. Elijah Boynton's sloop to Whitehall."

Among his many distinguished college friends was the celebrated Dr. Valentine Mott of New York.

His successful practice in Plattsburgh spann [sic] his professional life. He died May 20, 1869.



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