William Cumberland Cruikshank
William Cumberland Cruikshank (1745 in Edinburgh – 27 June 1800) was a British physician and anatomist. He was the author of The Anatomy of the Absorbing Vessels of the Human Body, which was first published in 1786.
He went to London in 1771 and became assistant to William Hunter in his anatomical work. In 1797, he was the first to demonstrate that a particular crystallizable substance exists in the urine and is precipitated from it by nitric acid.
Notes and references
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- Quain, Jones (1892). Quain's Elements of Anatomy, Vol. II, Part II, p. 546. London: Longmans, Green and Co.
- Coulson, William (1857). On the diseases of the bladder and prostate gland , p. 15. Churchill.
- "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 26 December 2010.[permanent dead link]
- McDonald, Stuart W. (2015). "William Cruikshank (1745-1800), anatomist and surgeon, and his illustrious patient, Samuel Johnson". Clinical Anatomy. 28 (7): 836–843. doi:10.1002/ca.22567. ISSN 0897-3806.
- Rose, F Clifford (31 October 2011). History of British Neurology. World Scientific. pp. 75–77. ISBN 978-1-908977-84-7.
- "William C. Cruikshank (1745-1800) Surgeon of Leicester Square". JAMA: The Journal of the American Medical Association. 214 (6): 1110. 1970. doi:10.1001/jama.1970.03180060084019. ISSN 0098-7484.
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