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Teaching, research and clinical work got off to an official start Monday in the new Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences building downtown, with Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul visiting to talk with students about the historical significance of the day. “We had a great world-class economy at the time when the first class came here in 1847, the 66 first individuals who sat in downtown Buffalo. Buffalo was an emerging community — it was on the rise,” Hochul said. “It became the home to the highest per capita millionaires in the country. We hosted the Pan-American Exhibition — it was a shining bright light to the rest of the world.”