Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1107]: Case of Mr William McDowal [McDowall, McDouall], who has a chest complaint and spits blood.

Documents in this case

18 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1697] 
Letter from Alexander Copland, surgeon in Dumfries, to William McDowall, concerning McDowall's own case. McDowall is staying at Moffat, and is advised to go on to consult Cullen when McDowall in person at Edinburgh. This letter was probably passed on to Cullen at that consultation. 6 July 1779
 
[DOC ID:1701] 
Letter from Alexander Copland concerning the case of William McDowal. 9 July 1779
 
[DOC ID:1705] 
Letter from William Mcdowall sent prior to a personal consultatation and serving as the covering letter for three letters from his Dumfries surgeon Mr Alexander Coupland and one from himself concerning his case (See Documents 1797; 1697 & 1701. Letter indicates that Mcdowall was staying at 'Ramsay's' i.e. Andrew Ramsay lodgings, Old Assembly Close, and Milne Square. 13 July 1779
 
[DOC ID:1797] 
Letter from Alexander Copland to William McDowal, concerning McDowal's own case. Undated but probably was enclosed with Doc ID: 1705. Copland also gives advice for Macdowall's brother. 13? July? 1779?
 
[DOC ID:1706] 
Directions, in form of a retained fair copy, for William Macdowal. Prescription mentioned as being enclosed on separate paper is not recorded here, but appears in summary of this letter which is now [DOC ID:4473] also linked to the is case. Macdowal and his surgeon Alexander Coupland are normally resident in Dumfries but the former, to whom this letter was immediately addressed - see final paragraph - , was certainly in Edinburgh at this date in order to see Cullen for a consultation. 13 July 1779
 
[DOC ID:6295] 
Reply; recipe for letter 1706, extracted from [DOC ID:4473]. 13 July 1779
 
[DOC ID:4535] 
Reply headed 'Mr [William] McDouall' who is suspected of not keeping to his exercise regimen; includes recipes. Probably addressed to Dr John Gilchrist or the surgeon Alexander Copland at Dumfries. 12 November 1779
 
[DOC ID:1770] 
Letter from Alexander Copland, surgeon at Dumfries, concerning the case of Mr McDowal. Marked 'Answered in person'. 10 December 1779
 
[DOC ID:1825]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Alexander Copland concerning the case of Mrs [Ann] Hamilton of Aldershaw, consisting of a cover letter and a detailed case note. Possibly privately delivered. 11 March 1780
 
[DOC ID:4584]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply 'For Mrs Hamilton of Aldershaw', in response to Alexander Copland's letter. Also gives advice on the case of Mr McDouall. 25 March 1780
 
[DOC ID:1881]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from John Gilchrist concerning the case of Mr Mackenzie, and giving a report on the progress of Mr McDowall and Dr Mutter. He also notes seeing Miss Balmain in Galloway "in a very poor state indeed". 9 July 1780
 
[DOC ID:988]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply 'Dr Gilchrist Q. Mr Mackenzie': 'I told him that I should explain myself to you upon the Medicines I thought proper for him'. 12 July 1780
 
[DOC ID:1884]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Dr John Gilchrist at Dumfries concerning the preparation of Hemlock in the case of Mr Mackenzie, and reporting on the progress of Mr McDowall and Dr Mutter. Cullen's reply is to be sent via Mrs Dalzell, the sister of Mr Harley, Mackenzie's surgeon. 18 July 1780
 
[DOC ID:2556]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Dr John Gilchrist concerning Miss Aitken, Mr McDowall and a young gentleman in Drumlanrig. 26 January 1785
 
[DOC ID:4977] 
Reply, 'Mr Mc.Dowal' 6 February 1785
 
[DOC ID:4978] 
Reply, 'Dr Gilchrist C[oncerning] Mr. Mc.Dowal' 6 February 1785
 
[DOC ID:2608]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from John Gilchrist, concerning the case of Mr Maxwell of Barncleugh. He also reports on the progress of Mr McDowall. Also notes that the patient Miss Aitken, he spoke to Cullen about, had died a fortnight ago, "completely worn out". 26 April 1785
 
[DOC ID:5039]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply, to 'Dr Gilchrist C[oncerning] Mr Maxwell'. Also touches upon the cases of Mr McDowall and Miss Aitken. Cullen references his First Lines on the subject of haemorroids. 27 April 1785
 

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

19 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 2748] Miss Aitken
[PERS ID: 881] Miss Elizabeth Charlotte? Balmain
[PERS ID: 566] Mr Alexander Copland (Coupland; of King's Grange)
[PERS ID: 685] Mr William Craik (Craick of Arbigland)
[PERS ID: 686] Miss Elizabeth Craik (Betty Craick)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 2785] Mrs Dalzell (of Bunkershill)
[PERS ID: 115] Dr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch)
[PERS ID: 684] Mrs Ann Hamilton (of Aldershaw)
[PERS ID: 1709] Mr John Harley (of Aldershaw)
[PERS ID: 2764] Mr Macdowall (of Aldershaw)
[PERS ID: 790] Mr George Mackenzie (McKenzie)
[PERS ID: 3786] Mr Macmurdo (McMurdo)
[PERS ID: 2808] Mr Wellwood Johnstone Maxwell (of Barncleugh)
[PERS ID: 1080] Mr William McDowall (Macdowall, McDoual, McDowal, McDouall)
[PERS ID: 2751] Mrs McDowall (Macdowall, McDoual, McDowal, McDouall)
[PERS ID: 2752] McDowall (Macdowall, McDoual, McDowal, McDouall)
[PERS ID: 2753] McDowall (Macdowall, McDoual, McDowal, McDouall)
[PERS ID: 472] Dr Thomas Mutter (Reverend)

Unique Places linked to this Case

15 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificRamsay's Lodgings, Old Assembly Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe inferred
Place Moffat Borders Scotland Europe certain
Country Italy Europe certain
Region South of France France Europe certain
Region Madeira Spain Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Bristol South-West England Europe certain
Place Drumlanrig (Drumlanrig Castle) Borders Scotland Europe certain
Country India Asia certain
Place Galloway Borders Scotland Europe certain
SpecificBunkershill Carleton Borders Scotland Europe certain
SpecificBarncleugh Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain
Continent East Indies certain

Places and role of place

21 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 Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlacePlace of Writing Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain
SpecificPlace of WritingRamsay's Lodgings, Old Assembly Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Moffat Borders Scotland Europe certain
CountryTherapeutic Recommendation Italy Europe certain
RegionTherapeutic Recommendation South of France France Europe certain
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Moffat Borders Scotland Europe certain
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Bristol South-West England Europe certain
RegionTherapeutic Recommendation Madeira Spain Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Bristol South-West England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Drumlanrig (Drumlanrig Castle) Borders Scotland Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other India Asia certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Galloway Borders Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherBunkershill Carleton Borders Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherBarncleugh Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain
ContinentMentioned / Other East Indies certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe inferred