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dc.contributor.advisorAhnert, Thomas
dc.contributor.advisorHenry, John
dc.contributor.authorWolf, Jeffrey Charles
dc.date.accessioned2015-11-11T14:48:51Z
dc.date.available2015-11-11T14:48:51Z
dc.date.issued2015-06-30
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1842/11704
dc.description.abstractThis is a study of Dr. William Cullen (1710-1790), the Scottish chemist, physician, and professor of medicine, who played a significant role in the Scottish Enlightenment. I argue that Cullen was both a more unorthodox figure in Scottish medicine than he is generally depicted, as well as a more ambitious one. Despite his controversial doctrines, he skillfully managed the hierarchy of his profession and reached the pinnacle of success as a learned physician in the Scottish Enlightenment. I explore Cullen’s life and thought from different angles. I explicate his pedagogical persona and philosophy of medicine, both of which shaped the experiences of his pupils. I show how his neurophysiology was rooted in his contentious interpretation of the nature of the nervous fluid. And I provide a detailed look at Cullen’s understanding of hygiene, or the art of health—a rarely-studied component of his practice of medicine.en
dc.contributor.sponsorotheren
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherThe University of Edinburghen
dc.rightsAttribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International*
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/*
dc.subjectCullen, Williamen
dc.subjectScottish medicineen
dc.subjectScottish Enlightenmenten
dc.subjectEdinburgh Medical Schoolen
dc.subjecthistory of medicineen
dc.title“Our master & father at the head of physick”: the learned medicine of William Cullenen
dc.typeThesis or Dissertationen
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnamePhD Doctor of Philosophyen


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