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Begbie, James (1798–1869), physician

Iain Milne

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI:

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Begbie, James (1798–1869), physician, was born in Edinburgh, the son of James Farquhar Gordon (d. 1797/8), writer to the signet, and Margaret Begbie, formerly Gordon (née Skeid). He was educated at Edinburgh high school and at the University of Edinburgh, where he took the degree of MD in 1821. His inaugural dissertation was on delirium tremens. ...

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Subjects: Medicine and Health

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