Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:101]: Case of Agnes Hamilton at Westburn, who in 1756 is suffering from headaches, 'vomits' and 'obstruction'. In 1762 Cullen fears she has an internal fistula caused by the misuse of a clyster; in 1776 has cold and sore throat.

Documents in this case

2 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:735] 
Letter from Margaret Hamilton to Cullen, calling herself his "cuss", about her sister Nany (Agnes), whom Cullen had already seen in Edinburgh. Margaret describes Nany's ongoing complaints and the medicines she has already taken in Edinburgh and at Levenside (Strathleven House). The 'peel' mentioned throughout probably refers to orange peel (see editorial notes on Ingredients), but this is never specified. 24 March 1756
 
[DOC ID:747]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Dr (Prof) Alexander Stevenson regarding Nanny (Agnes) Hamilton of Westburn who has suffered from urinary and stomach complaints which he fears indicate a fistula between the bladder and the intestine as a result of using a clyster. She has been examined by Mr Parlane, a surgeon. Stevenson also mentions an acquaintance of Cullen's, James Muir, who is ill with asthma as well as mentioning his own brother and a William McCall. 7 February 1762
 

People involved in this case

9 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 701] Mrs Campbell
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 280] Miss Agnes Hamilton (Nany, Nanny, of Westburn)
[PERS ID: 281] Miss Margaret Hamilton (Nany, Nanny, of Westburn)
[PERS ID: 759] Mr William McCall (Will McAll)
[PERS ID: 758] Mr James Muir (Will McAll)
[PERS ID: 344] Mr Alexander Parlane (Will McAll)
[PERS ID: 217] Mr Roger Stevenson (Esq.)
[PERS ID: 563] Dr Alexander Stevenson (Professor; of Dalgairn )

Unique Places linked to this Case

5 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
Place Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
SpecificHutchison Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificLevenside House / Strathleven House Dumbarton Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Place Westburn (Cambuslang) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

7 found.

TypeRoleSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
PlacePlace of Writing Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
SpecificPlace of WritingHutchison Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherLevenside House / Strathleven House Dumbarton Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Westburn (Cambuslang) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain