Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:11]: Case of Mrs Fordyce diagnosed as having 'an Hysteric affection'.

Documents in this case

4 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:866] 
Letter from Dr Robert Forbes addressed to William Dunbar, Writer to the Signet. Concerning Mrs Fordyce's case. 12 January 1774
 
[DOC ID:867] 
Case note, unsigned but identified as by Dr Robert Forbes, sent as an enclosure, headed 'Continuation of Mrs Fordyce's Case', which belongs with the later Letter (Doc:866). The note, which describes Mrs Fordyce's condition and treatment following a recent abortion (i.e. miscarriage) was composed by the sister of William Dunbar who was in attendance, but is in the handwriting of Dr Robert Fordyce. 12 January 1774
 
[DOC ID:868] 
Letter from Alexander Fordyce regarding the case of Mrs Fordyce. Addressed to William Dunbar, Writer to the Signet, with requests to pass it to Cullen. Letter mounted so evidence of commercial posting unavailable. 16 January 1774
 
[DOC ID:869] 
Reply with of directions for Mrs Fordyce in the form of a retained, loose corrected draft in Cullen's own hand Cullen believes that 'the disorder is an hysteric affection'. 19? January 1774
 

These documents contain one or more that share the same date. We have manually applied an order based on what we know.

People involved in this case

8 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 993] James
[PERS ID: 148] Dr John Alves
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 416] William Dunbar (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 2535] Dunbar? (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 386] Mr Robert Forbes (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 389] Captain Alexander Fordyce (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 390] Mrs Maddie(?) Fordyce (Professor Cullen)

Unique Places linked to this Case

2 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
Place Nairn 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
PlacePlace of Writing Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlacePlace of Writing Nairn East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Nairn East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred