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Authorised form of nameCullen; William (1710 - 1790)
SurnameCullen
ForenamesWilliam
Dates1710 - 1790
NationalityBritish
Dates and placesBirth:
Hamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland (15 April 1710)
Death:
05 February 1790
Burial:
Kirknewton, near Edinburgh
ActivityProfession:
Physician
Surgeon
Research Field:
Medicine, chemistry
Education:
MD (1740, University of Glasgow)
Career:
Ship's surgeon on voyage to the West Indies; assistant to an apothecary, Henrietta Street, London; Professor of Medicine, Glasgow (1751); Professor of Medicine, Edinburgh (1755)
Royal Society activityMembership:
Fellow
Election Date:
8/05/1777
SourcesSources:
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
References:
William P D Wightman, 'Aberdeen University and the Royal Society' in NR 1954-55 vol 11 pp 145-158
A D Atkinson, 'Dr Johnson and the Royal Society' in NR 1953 vol 10 pp 131-138
Royal Society codeNA7035
Archives associated with this Fellow
Reference numberTitleDate
EC/1777/05Cullen, William: certificate of election to the Royal Society
CB/2/167Copy of a letter from Charles Blagden to Cullen19 June 1788
CB/1/3/104Letter from William Cullen, Edinburgh to Charles Blagden, Physician, London30 August 1774
CB/1/3/105Letter from William Cullen, Edinburgh to Charles Blagden8 May 1784
CB/1/3/103Letter from William Cullen, Edinburgh to Charles Blagden15 August 1769
IM/001016Cullen, Williamnd
CB/1/3/106Letter from William Cullen, Edinburgh to Charles Blagden7 April 1785
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