Lives of the fellows

John Maccullock

b.? d.20 August 1835
MD Edin(1793) LRCP(1808)

John Maccullock, M.D., was born in the Isle of Sarn, and received his medical education at Edinburgh, where he graduated doctor of medicine 12th September, 1793 (D.M.I. de Electricitate). He was admitted a Licentiate of the College of Physicians 30th September,1808. Dr. Maccullock was a person of literary taste, of extensive scientific attainments, and a voluminous writer. He was a good geologist; he made malaria and its consequences his especial medical study, and in his two treatises, the one on Malaria the other on Remittent and Intermittent Fevers, has brought together such an amount of curious and instructive information as has rarely been collected on any one medical subject. Dr. Maccullock was one of the physicians to Prince Leopold of Saxe-Cobourg. At the time of his death, which occurred at Poltair, near Penzance, the residence of Captain Giddy, R.N., on the 20th August, 1835; he had been but recently married, and was on his wedding tour; when he met with the accident, a broken leg received in falling from his carriage, which caused his death.

Dr. Maccullock was the author of—
A System of Geology, with a Theory of the Earth, and an Explanation of its Connection with the Sacred Records. 2 vols. 8vo.
A Geological Classification of Rocks, with descriptive Synopses of the Species and Varieties, comprising Elements of Practical Geology. 8vo.
The Highlands and Western Isles of Scotland, containing descriptions of their Scenery and Antiquities ; with an account of the Political History and ancient manners, and of the origin, language, agriculture, economy, music, condition of the people, &c. Founded on a Series of Annual Journeys between the years 1811 and 1821, in Letters to Sir Walter Scott, Bart. 4 vols. 8vo.
Malaria: an Essay on the production and propagation of this Poison, and on the nature and localities of the places by which it is produced. 8vo. Lond. 1827.
An Essay on the Remittent and Intermittent Diseases, including generally Marsh Fevers and Neuralgia ; comprising under the former, various Anomalies, Obscurities, and Consequences, and, under the latter, treating of Tic Douloureux, Sciatica, Headache, Ophthalmia, Toothache, Palsy, and other modes and consequences of this Generic Disease. 2 vols. 8vo. Lond. 1828.
Remarks on the art of making Wine, with suggestions for the application of its Principle to the improvement of Domestic Wines. 12mo. Lond. 1816.
A Description of the Western Islands of Scotland, including the Isle of Man : comprising an account of their Geological Structure, with Remarks on their agricultural scenery and antiquities. 3 vols. 8vo. Lond. 1819.
Proofs and Illustrations of the Attributes of God from the facts and laws of the Physical Universe, being the foundation of Natural and Revealed Religion. 3 vols. 8vo. Lond. 1837. (A posthumous work.)

William Munk

(Volume III, page 66)

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