Dr. John Abercrombie, 1780-1844

[Mentioned in The People's Idea of God, p. 6]

John Abercrombie, the son of an Aberdeen minister, attended Marischal College before to Edinburgh for his medical studies. After taking his degree, he went to London for further study.

Settling in Edinburgh, Abercrombie carried on a large general practice there, besides giving much time to the Royal Public Dispensary. He quickly won the public's confidence and usually had four or five apprentices working under him. In 1828 he was appointed first physician in Scotland to the king.

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