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Dr. Cullen's Practice of Physics 1771

MS 076


Collection Summary

Creator: Cullen, William, 1710-1790.
Collection Name: Dr. Cullen's Practice of Physics
Inclusive Dates: 1771
Physical Description:.1 linear feet
Abstract:Scottish physician and professor of medicine and chemistry at the universities in Glasgow and Edinburgh; regarded as the father of graphic chain formulas. One volume of handwritten lecture notes dated October 30, 1771, addressed to medical students.
Collection Number:MS 076
Language: Materials are in English.
Repository: University of Arizona Libraries, Special Collections
University of Arizona
PO Box 210055
Tucson, AZ 85721-0055
Phone: 520-621-6423
Fax: 520-621-9733
URL: http://speccoll.library.arizona.edu/
E-Mail: LBRY-askspcoll@email.arizona.edu

Biographical Note

Scottish physician and professor of medicine and chemistry at the universities in Glasgow and Edinburgh; regarded as the father of graphic chain formulas.


Scope and Content Note

One volume of handwritten lecture notes dated October 30, 1771, addressed to medical students: the introductory sentence reads, "Gentlemen, I come here to deliver a course of Lectures on the Practice of Physic upon that part of our studies for which all the others are intended..." The entire text is written in one clear hand. The basic framework is a description of each disease and its symptoms, apparently a recounting of Cullen's earlier published work on the subject, Methodical Nosology, 1769. Following each description is a discussion of the medical treatment for that disease. Interspersed throughout are observations of specific patients, reports and opinions of colleagues, and Cullen's conclusions regarding etiology.

One prominent recurring watermark depicts a figure holding a staff, with "Pro Patria" as the banner, beside a lion.

Pages 236-238 are blank, and the following leaf is missing, as is the cover.


Arrangement

This collection is organized by topical sections.

Restrictions

Restrictions

There are no restrictions on this collection.

Copyright

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Related Material

Published later in Edinburgh, 1776-1783, in four volumes under title: First Lines of the Practice of Physic.


Access Terms

Subject(s)
Diseases -- Causes and theories of causation -- History -- Sources.
Medicine -- History -- 16th century -- Sources.
Medicine -- Practice -- Scotland -- History -- Sources.
Nosology -- History -- Sources.


Administrative Information

Credit Line

Dr. Cullen's Practice of Physics (MS 076). Special Collections, University of Arizona Libraries.

Acquisition Information

Acquired as gift, 1962.

Processing History

Processed by Staff.