Authorised form of nameCullen; William (1710 - 1790)
Dates1710 - 1790
Place of birthHamilton, Lanarkshire, Scotland
Date of birth15 April 1710
Date of death05 February 1790
Dates and placesBurial:
Kirknewton, near Edinburgh
OccupationPhysician; Surgeon
Research fieldMedicine; chemistry
MD (1740, University of Glasgow)
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)
Membership categoryFellow
Date of election08/05/1777
Bulloch's Roll; DNB; DSB
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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