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Combe Andrew

Combe, Andrew (1797-1847), M.D., physician and physiologist, born at Edinburgh, where he studied medicine, going afterwards to Paris to study in the medical schools there. In 1823 he practised in Edinburgh, but weak health proved a formidable obstacle. In 1836 he was appointed physician to the King of the Belgians, and in 1838 physician to Queen Victoria. For his health's sake he made voyages to Madeira and elsewhere, and embodied his views of the ship accommodations of that day in a paper upon Ship Fever. Among his other works are Mental Derangement (1831); Physiology (1834); Digestion (1836); Infancy (1840).