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Jacob Beakley, M.D. was the founding Dean of New York Medical College. He served from 1860 to 1870.

Life and Education

Birth: July 20, 1812, Sharon Springs, NY
Death: August 6, 1872, Peekskill, NY


  • M.D., College of Physicians and Surgeons of the Western District of New York, 1834

Additional Biographical Information

NYMC History: 

  • Dean and Professor of Surgery, 1860-1870

Additional Biographical Information:

  • Graduated from New York College of Physicians and Surgeons of Fairfield, 1834
  • Professor of Surgery, Homoeopathic Medical College of Pennsylvania (later Hahnemann Medical College of Philadelphia), 1853-1860