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William Cullen and the Eighteenth Century Medical World: A Bicentenary Exhibition and Symposium Arranged by the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh ( SIGNED COPY )

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ISBN 10: 0748603026 / ISBN 13: 9780748603022
Published by U.S.A.: Edinburgh University Press, 1993
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A fresh as-new, hardcover copy with a clean, well-bound interior. Housed in an as-new dust jacket. SIGNED AND INSCRIBED by the author. 6.3"x9.5", xiii+256 pages. A biography of William Cullen, a pioneer of 18th century medicine. To access more signed books, or medical-related subjects, go to and search using our unique codewords SIGNEDBX and/or SCIBX, or visit our shop in Fort Worth. Bookseller Inventory # GMSC 467

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Title: William Cullen and the Eighteenth Century ...

Publisher: U.S.A.: Edinburgh University Press

Publication Date: 1993

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: 1st Edition

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William Cullen (d. 1790) was a key figure in the Scottish Enlightenment. Born in Hamilton, educated in Glasgow and a Professor at Glasgow University, he moved to Edinburgh in later life. Successively Professor of Chemistry, Psychology and Medicine at Edinburgh University, he was intimate friend and intellectual companion to both Adam Smith and David Hume. His innovative teaching was largely responsible for Edinburgh's growth as the foremost medical school in the 18th century world, and his numerous pupils founded medical schools and institutions around the globe, setting the pattern of medicine worldwide today. Yet, unlike Hume and Smith, William Cullen has been largely neglected in the study of the 18th century, and his contribution to the Enlightenment has until now been ignored. This new assessment aims to put Cullen and the history of science back to the forefront of Enlightenment studies.

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