An Interactive Annotated World Bibliography of Printed and Digital Works in the History of Medicine and the Life Sciences from Circa 2000 BCE to Circa 2020 by Fielding H. Garrison (1870-1935), Leslie T. Morton (1907-2004), and Jeremy M. Norman (1945- ) Traditionally Known as “Garrison-Morton”

15426 entries, 13280 authors and 1897 subjects. Updated: October 20, 2021

CULLEN, William

4 entries
  • 2204

Synopsis nosologiae methodicae.

Edinburgh: [No publisher identified], 1769.

This work made Cullen’s reputation. In it he divided diseases into fevers, neurosis, cachexias and local disorders. Cullen was the foremost British clinical teacher of his time, one of the first to give clinical lectures in Great Britain. (See also No. 76.) Several English translations are available. Digital facsimile from the Internet Archive at this link. Translated as Nosology: Or, a systematic arrangement of diseases, by classes, orders, genera, and species ... and outlines of the systems of Sauvages, Linnaeus, Vogel, Sagar, and Macbride (London, 1800). Digital facsimile of the 1800 edition from Google Books at this link.



Subjects: Medicine: General Works, Nosology
  • 4920.1

First lines on the practice of physic. 4th ed. Vol. 3.

Edinburgh: Charles Elliot, 1784.

Cullen introduced the term “neuroses” (pp. 121-23).



Subjects: PSYCHIATRY
  • 1838

A treatise of the materia medica. 2 vols.

Edinburgh: C. Elliot, 1789.

An expansion of Cullen’s “Lectures on materia medica”, 1773.



Subjects: PHARMACOLOGY › PHARMACEUTICALS › Materia medica / Herbals / Herbal Medicines
  • 76

The works. 2 vols.

Edinburgh: W. Blackwood, 1827.

Cullen was the most conspicuous figure in the history of the Edinburgh Medical School during the 18th century. He was an inspiring teacher and was instrumental in founding the Glasgow Medical School in 1744. His clinical lectures were notable as being the first given in the vernacular instead of in Latin.



Subjects: Collected Works: Opera Omnia, Education, Biomedical, & Biomedical Profession