Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1039]: Case of Miss Bell Shaw who has a constricted oesophagus, and strained herself nursing her dying father.

Documents in this case

2 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1529]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Thomas Stephen in Elgin, enclosing the case of Miss Bell Shaw, a delicate woman prone to severe headaches and fainting. However, since her father's death, she has developed discomfort and difficulty in swallowing. He also reports the death of Miss J (Jean) Innes (a consumptive sister of Sir James Norcliffe), and says he did not have the chance to examine the thorax (post mortem), but expected the lungs to have been 'greatly diseased'. 4 July 1778
 
[DOC ID:4280] 
Reply to Dr Thomas Stephen in Elgin concerning 'Miss Bell Shaw' who has a constricted oesophagus. Cullen thinks it likely to prove fatal, but advises using larger doses of cicuta. 20 July 1778
 

People involved in this case

5 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1899] Miss Jean Innes (Jane)
[PERS ID: 2203] Miss Isabella Shaw (Bell Shaw)
[PERS ID: 2239] Reverend Lachlan Shaw (of Elgin; Miss Bell Shaw's father)
[PERS ID: 820] Dr Thomas Stephen (of Elgin; Miss Bell Shaw's father)

Unique Places linked to this Case

3 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Elgin East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

4 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 Elgin East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Elgin East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred