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JACOBI, Abraham, an American physician, born at Hartum, Westphalia, May 6, 1830. He graduated at the university of Bonn in 1851, and was a political prisoner for nearly two years, after which he went to London, and in the autumn of 1853 to New York. Here he acquired reputation in obstetrics and diseases of women and children, and was professor at the New York medical college from 1860 to 1869, and subsequently at the college of physicians and surgeons. He has published “Dentition and its Derangements” (New York, 1862), “The Raising and Education of Abandoned Children in Europe” (1870), &c.; and he was one of the authors of “Contributions to Midwifery,” &c. (1859), and from 1868 to 1871 an editor of the “American Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children.”