ALBERT VANDER VEER
From Root, NY to Albany, NY
Contributed by Lisa Slaski
Transcribed by Joanne Murray
ALBERT VANDER VEER - Dr. Vander Veer was born at Root, Montgomery county, N. Y., July 10, 1841, of
old Holland stock, his ancestors having emigrated to America in 1639. He attended school at Palatine
in early life, and then at Canajoharie Academy. He began the study of medicine at the age of eighteen,
and in 1861 attended a course of medical lectures in the Albany Medical College. He entered the service as a
medical cadet, U.S.A., and after a course of study at the National Medical College at Washington, was
graduated with the degree of M.D. in 1862, and commissioned Assistant Surgeon in the Sixty-sixth Regiment
New York Volunteers. He was promoted to Surgeon with rank of Major in 1863, and achieved an excellent record.
He attended a full course of lectures after September, 1865, at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, New
York city, and in 1866 returned to Albany, where he built up a large surgical practice. In 1869 he was
appointed to the Chair of General and Special Anatomy in Albany Medical College, and subsequently visited
Europe to increase his store of medical learning. He accepted the Professorship of Principles and Practice of
Surgery in Albany Medical College in 1876.
Source: "Albany Illustrated: illustrated souvenir of Albany and vicinity, commerce, trade and industries, historical,
descriptive and biographical sketches, with views and portraits." Albany, N.Y.?: The Argus Co., 1892? Page 143.