Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:10]: Case of Miss Anne Gascoigne (Hamilton, later Countess of Haddington), who has chest and 'rheumatic' complaints.

Documents in this case

5 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:264] 
Reply to Dr [Walter] Stirling concerning Miss [Anne] Gascoigne, who has a chest ailment, with cough and spitting. Not a formal regimen but Includes advice on wearing flannel, diet (including asses' milk), and exercise: 'any brisker exercise as dancing is no ways admissible'. He recommends blistering and perhaps an issue, and notes that, although she also suffers from leucorrhœa, this cannot be treated while any dangerous respiratory ailment is suspected. 5 February 1782
 
[DOC ID:6255] 
Reply titled 'Miss Gascoigne'.Cullen slightly adjusts his advice to Dr Stirling about Miss Gascoigne. She 'has acted almost quite contrary to you and me' in that, to Cullen, she emphasised her cough and respiratory problems, whereas to Stirling, she emphasised her suspected 'rheumatic' pains. 12 February 1782
 
[DOC ID:2152] 
Letter from Walter Stirling, concerning the case of Miss Gascoigne of Carron House. He called on her father, and saw her rising stiffly: 'her father said that his young woman he thought was become an old one'. She has rheumatic pains in her legs, arm and face and head, which he has been treating with bleeding and medicines. He proposes a blister. 15 February 1782
 
[DOC ID:271] 
Reply, with further discussion of Miss [Anne] Gascoigne's case with Dr Walter Stirling, whose initial is given incorrectly in the header; includes some suggested directions. The last few lines on the first page are illegible because of problems in the mechanical copying process. Anne Gascoigne was subsequently Countess of Haddington. 17 February 1782
 
[DOC ID:2155] 
Letter from Walter Stirling, concerning the case of Miss Gascoigne. Her father has forwarded him Cullen's letter. Sterling emphasises that her cough is not the main problem, but her flying pains in her limbs, body and head. 'I figured her travelling in a wet Chaise might be the cause of them'. 20 February 1782
 

People involved in this case

4 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 2594] Miss Anne Gascoigne (Hamilton, Countess of Haddington or Lady Haddington (1786-96))
[PERS ID: 2595] Mr Charles Gascoigne (Karl Gaskoin (in Russian))
[PERS ID: 2153] Dr Walter Stirling (Karl Gaskoin (in Russian))

Unique Places linked to this Case

6 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Stirling Mid Scotland Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificCarron House Grangemouth Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
SpecificAlloa Tower Alloa Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
SpecificCarron Hall Carron Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

8 found.

TypeRoleSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificPlace of WritingCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Writing Stirling Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Stirling Mid Scotland Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherCarron House Grangemouth Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherAlloa Tower Alloa Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherCarron Hall Carron Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain