Charles Cobbe M.R.C.S. (22 August 1816 – 13 May 1872) was a British homeopathic physician who was formerly Assistant Surgeon at the Royal Dispensary for Diseases of the Ear. Cobbe was appointed as a Medical Officer at the Brighton Homeopathic Dispensary, where he worked alongside Henry Rider Madden and William Wardroper. He was also the Medical Officer for the Worthing Homoeopathic Dispensary.

Cobbe practiced at Bedford Place, Kensington, at Queen’s Road, Brighton, and 81 Wimpole Street, Cavendish Square, London.

Charles Cobbe was born in Devonport, Devon in August 1816, the son of Charles Cobbe (1782 – 1864) and Frances Sparke (b. 1790).

In November 1838, he married Mary Arnold (1815 – 1868). They had eight children, including the artist Herbert Bernard Cobbe (1845 – 1912).

Cobbe’s early career is unclear but, in October 1841, he was admitted as a Member of the Royal College of Surgeons.

In May 1861, Cobbe was one of the many homeopathic medical men who attended a dinner held at the London Coffee House in honour of Frederick Hervey Foster Quin.

Cobbe wrote a number of papers and articles on medical topics, including one “On Hydrophobia and Means Suggested for its Treatment,” that was published in The Lancet in January 1848. He also contributed articles to homeopathic publications.

Charles Cobbe died at his home, 2 Nottingham Terrace, York Gate, Regent’s Park, London, on 13 May 1872, aged 53. He was buried at Kensal Green Cemetery.

Select Publications:

Short Directions in Cases of Accidents, Poisoning, and Sudden Illness (1852)