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Collection: Thomson and Cullen Papers

Thomson and Cullen Papers

Special Collections at the University of Glasgow holds the papers of William Cullen (1710-1790), chemist and physician and those of his biographer, John Thomson (1765-1846), physician and surgeon and Thomson’s sons William (1802-1855), physician, and Allen (1809-1884), anatomist and embryologist. Between them, all four held influential academic positions at the universities of Glasgow, Aberdeen and Edinburgh and made significant contributions to scientific literature.


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