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William Cullen

William Cullen (1710-1790)

WILLIAM CULLEN (1710-1790) was born in Hamilton, Scotland, and studied medicine at the University of Glasgow, where he received his degree in 1740. He built up a large practice in Edinburgh, but achieved his great fame because of his clear, forceful, and logical teaching. His Synopsis nosologiae methodicae (1769) in which he attempted to classify all diseases, and his First Lines on the Practice of Physick (1776-1789) had a great influence upon medical practice of his contemporaries. He was one of the most popular medical authors in colonial America.

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