John Loudon, M. D.
John Loudon, M. D.

Information on this page is from History of Rensselaer Co., New York by Nathaniel Bartlett Sylvester, published in 1880.

JOHN LOUDON, M. D., on his settlement in Troy as a physician and surgeon made himself known to the public by advertising in the American Spy, published in Lansingburgh, the following card:

"The subscriber, having finished the studies of physic, surgery, and man midwifery at the University of Edinburgh, and practiced in Europe for some years past, now offers his services to the inhabitants of Troy." "John Loudon, Troy, Feb. 14, 1793."

In 1794 the smallpox raged with extreme malignancy along the Upper Hudson, and many of the inhabitants of the village of Troy became victims of the contagious disease. It its treatment, Dr. Gale and Dr. Loudon were very intimately associated, and both were extremely successful. Dr. John Loudon's license were granted him Oct. 14, 1797. At the day of his death, which occurred in mid-winter, 1819-20, at his residence on the northeast corner of Second and Ferry Streets, Dr. Loudon had secured a competency and considerable property from his large practice in Troy and vicinity. He was one of the charter officers of the city, and on its incorporation, April 12, 1816, was assistant alderman, representing the Second Ward.

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