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CULLEN, William (1710-90). Lectures on the Materia Medica, London: T. Lowndes, 1772, 4°, FIRST EDITION (closed tear to inner margin of title, a few leaves lightly spotted or soiled), contemporary half calf and marbled boards (slightly worn, endpaper torn), bookplate of St. Andrew Ward, Hooton Paynell. [Blake, p. 105; this edition not in Wellcome]

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CULLEN, William (1710-90). Lectures on the Materia Medica, London: T. Lowndes, 1772, 4°, FIRST EDITION (closed tear to inner margin of title, a few leaves lightly spotted or soiled), contemporary half calf and marbled boards (slightly worn, endpaper torn), bookplate of St. Andrew Ward, Hooton Paynell. [Blake, p. 105; this edition not in Wellcome]

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Cullen is described in GM as "the most conspicuous figure in the history of the Edinburgh Medical School during the 18th century." His Lectures on the Materia Medica were expanded to form A Treatise of the Materia Medica (Edinburgh, 1789, 2 volumes) [cf. GM 1838].
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