Collier's New Encyclopedia (1921)/Abercrombie, John
ABERCROMBIE, JOHN, in his day the most eminent of Scottish physicians, was born in 1780, at Aberdeen, where his father was a parish minister. He studied medicine in Edinburgh, taking his degree in 1803. His principal professional writings were treatises on the pathology of the brain and on diseases of the stomach. But he is best known by his works on “The Intellectual Powers” (1830), and “The Moral Feelings” (1833). These works immediately acquired a remarkable popularity. Dr. Abercrombie died suddenly, Nov. 14, 1844.