Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1117]: Case of Miss [Amelia] Farquharson of Invercauld who travels to Edinburgh to see Cullen but whose dangerously advanced consumption soon proves fatal.

Documents in this case

4 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:4540] 
Reply headed 'For Miss Farquharson of Invercauld', who is 'Strongly threatened with consumption' and spits blood. Cullen advises on blistering and provides a recipe for a cooling mixture. 21 November 1779
 
[DOC ID:1761] 
Letter from William Farquharson concerning the case of Miss Farquharson, who is setting out from Marlee (her family home in Perthshire) later in the week for Edinburgh, where she will see Cullen. She is evidently consumptive, with purulent spitting and bloodspitting. The Woods of Edinburgh and Perth are both involved in her case. 29 November 1779
 
[DOC ID:4548] 
Reply headed 'For Miss Farquharson'. 'Having seen her I think she can expect little relief till the winter is well over & we can only attempt to prevent things growing worse till a better season come', so Cullen primarily gives dietary advice, and recommends the wearing of flannel. 3 December 1779
 
[DOC ID:1809]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from William Farquharson at Dunkeld concerning the case of Mr McDuff, who is to deliver the letter. He asks for Cullen's response in writing and explains the lengthy details he gives of the case due to the 'propensity [the patient] has of concealing his complaints, particularly from his Physician'. Letter also mentions the recent death of another shared patent, a Miss Farquharson. 27 January 1780
 

People involved in this case

7 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 743] Mrs Anna Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 663] Mr William Farquharson (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 874] Miss Amelia Farquharson (of Invercauld)
[PERS ID: 664] Mr McDuff (of Invercauld)
[PERS ID: 101] Dr Robert Wood (of Invercauld)
[PERS ID: 588] Mr Alexander Wood (of Invercauld)

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 Dunkeld Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Perth Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
Place Invercauld East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMarlee House Kinloch Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

10 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 Dunkeld Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Dunkeld Mid Scotland Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Perth Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Invercauld East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherMarlee House Kinloch Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Dunkeld Mid Scotland Scotland Europe certain