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ABBOT, Joel, physician, born in Fairfield, Connecticut, 17 March, 1766; died in Washington, Georgia, 19 November, 1826. He received an academic education, and then studied medicine, his father's profession. In 1794 he removed to Washington, Georgia, and began practice. In 1809 he was elected to the legislature, and, after holding various local offices, was elected to the fifteenth congress (1816), and successively reelected until 1825. In 1820 he was appointed by the Georgia medical society as its representative in preparing the "National Pharmacopoeia."
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