See also:born in 1735 at Lintlaws or at Preston,
See also:Berwickshire . After attending the
See also:parish school at
See also:Duns, he went to
See also:Edinburgh and entered the divinity classes at the university, supporting himself by private tuition . In 1759 he seems to have discontinued his theological studies, and to have begun the study of
See also:medicine . He soon attracted the
See also:notice of
See also:William Cullen, who engaged him as private tutor to his
See also:family, and treated him in some respects as an assistant
See also:professor . In
See also:time, however, he quarrelled with Cullen, .as with the professors of the university in general, and from about 1778 his public lectures contained vigorous attacks on all preceding systems of medicine and Cullen's in particular . In 1780 he published his Elementa Medicinae, expounding his own, or as it was then called the Brunonian, theory of medicine, which for a time had a
See also:great vogue . In 1786 he set out for
See also:London in the vain hope of bettering his fortunes, and died there of apoplexy on the 17th of
See also:October 1788 . An edition of his
See also:works, with notice of his
See also:life by his son, William Cullen
See also:Brown, appeared in 1804 .
JOHN BROWN (1722-1787)
JOHN BROWN (1784–1858)
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