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Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Jacobi, Abraham

JACOBI, ABRAHAM, an American physician; born in Westphalia, Germany, in 1830. He studied at various universities in Germany and became identified with the German revolutionary movement of 1848, when he was indicted for high treason, escaping to New York. He acted as professor of diseases of children in several important hospitals in New York and became known as one of the first authorities of children's and other diseases. He was a member of many important medical societies. He wrote many books relating to medical subjects, including “The Raising and Education of Abandoned Children in Europe” (1870); “Infant Diet” (1875); “Therapeutics of Infancy and Childhood” (1895-1903). He died in 1919.