The Consultation Letters of Dr William Cullen (1710-1790) at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh


Selected Applications and Citations

Selected Applications of the Cullen Project

  • As a featured Special Collections Programme case study on the RLUK (Research Libraries UK) website. The SCP case studies provide a resource ‘of special interest to members and those in the broader cultural heritage sector who are interested in developing impact strategies and activities, or capturing and communicating the significance of their collections’.
  • As the focal collection of a OKRE (Opening Knowledge across Research and Entertainment) digital workshop hosted by the RCPE in 2020. OKRE is a new, separate business entity emerging out of the Wellcome Trust’s previous Public Engagement funding department which exists to connect research with entertainment industries across TV, Film, Broadcast and Games.
  • A resource for researchers involved in the major Leverhulme-funded project, ‘Writing Doctors: Representation and Medical Personality ca. 1660-1832,’ at the University of Northumbria.
  • As a teaching resource for a course at University of Glasgow on ‘The Scottish Enlightenment’ and for a course at Durham University on ‘History of Madness’.
  • A resource for volunteer researchers, Friends of the Argyll Papers at Inveraray Castle.
  • A resource for researchers examining funerary monuments in Hull Minster.
  • A resource for RCPE in identifying letters to feature for various occasions.

Selected Citations of the Cullen Project (see also ‘Project Outputs’)

  • Hansen, Moira Elizabeth, ‘Melancholy and low spirits are half my disease’: physical and mental health in the life and works of Robert Burns. (PhD thesis, University of Glasgow, 2020)
  • Hertz, Noreena, The Lonely Century: Coming Together in a World that’s Pulling Apart (Hachette, 2020)
  • Mulcahy, Ursula Mary, William Cullen, Consecrated Heretic: a Study in Eighteenth-Century Science and Patronage (ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2020)
  • Williams, Elizabeth A., Appetite and Its Discontents: Science, Medicine, and the Urge to Eat, 1750-1950 (University of Chicago Press, Chicago, 2020)
  • Fry, MW., Saidi, S., Musa, A., Kithyoma, V., Kumar, P., '"Even though I am alone, I feel that we are many" - An appreciative inquiry study of asynchronous, provider-to-provider teleconsultations in Turkana, Kenya', in PLoS ONE, 15(9)
  • Bound, Alberiti Fay, A Biography of Loneliness: The History of an Emotion (OUP, Oxford, 2019)
  • Foxhall, Katherine, Migraine: A History (John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, 2019)
  • Atherton, Helen, Ziebland, Sue, 'What do we need to consider when planning, implementing and researching the use of alternatives to face-to-face consultations in primary healthcare?' in Digital health, Vol.2, (2016), pp. 1-13
  • Blackwood, Ashleigh, 'Toxic Texts and Reading Remedies: Literary, Medicine in Eighteenth-Century Print Cultures', in Literature and Medicine, Vol. 34, Iss. 2, (Fall 2016), pp. 278-298
  • Foyster, Elizabeth, ''Fear of Giving Offence Makes Me Give the More Offence': Politeness, Speech and Its Impediments in British Society, c.1660–1800', in Cultural and Social History, 15:4, (2018), pp. 487-508
  • Wolf, Jeffrey Charles, our master & father at the head of physick": the learned medicine of william cullen (ProQuest Dissertations Publishing, 2015)
  • Rothschild, Emma,'Histories of Family Health', in The Lancet, vol. 383, (February 8, 2014)
  • Rendall, Jane 'The Reputation of William Cullen (1710 - 1790): Family, Politics, and the Biography of an 'Ornate Physician'', in Scottish Historical Review, Vol.93 (2), (2014-10), p.262-285