William Cumberland Cruikshank

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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.[1][2]

He went to London in 1771 and became assistant to William Hunter in his anatomical work.[1] 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.[3]

He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society in June 1797.[4]

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ a b Pilcher, Lewis Stephen (1918). A List of Books by Some of the Old Masters of Medicine and Surgery, p. 132. Brooklyn, New York.
  2. ^ Quain, Jones (1892). Quain's Elements of Anatomy, Vol. II, Part II, p. 546. London: Longmans, Green and Co.
  3. ^ Coulson, William (1857). On the diseases of the bladder and prostate gland , p. 15. Churchill.
  4. ^ "Library and Archive Catalogue". Royal Society. Retrieved 26 December 2010.[permanent dead link]

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