Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1132]: Case of Mr Low [Law] who has a serious chest complaint.

Documents in this case

6 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:230] 
Reply, 'For Mr [Alexander] Low'. Cullen believes Low's illness 'depends entirely on an afflux of humours to his breast'. Cullen actually mentions cutting off the recipe from his letter to hand to an apothecary. It has been inferred that this was sent to Low at his home of Auchinlee, near Glasgow. 8 December 1781
 
[DOC ID:283] 
Reply, 'For Mr Low'. Cullen gives the addressee (presumed to be a local physician or surgeon attending Low) detailed guidelines on the preparation of the medicines prescribed. Includes one recipe for a cooling mixture and two recipes for materials to make pectoral decoctions. The recipes are not in Cullen's hand. 3 March 1782
 
[DOC ID:2199]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from James Cleland of Auchenlie, describing the case of James Brounlie and of 'my good son Mr Low'. Brounlie, a mason and 'a veary poor man' left with six small children after his wife's death, has had a sore lip since some 'sparks' of lime fell on it while he was working; Mr Low is 'in a porfect weast of Bodie and decay of strenth'. 2 May 1782
 
[DOC ID:2218] 
Letter from Alexander Low, concerning his own case. He mentions that he has 'rec[eive]d y[ou]r box with Pills & used them as directed' since the earlier letter by 'Auchenlee' (presumably James Cleland of Auchenlie). Low had a rather painful and gruesome experience with the perpetual issue put in by his surgeon, which, upon examination by Mr Meek and Dr wardrop, revealed the 'saw parfitely thick with the flies, which had in this maner been applyed to me for upwards of 2 Months' and occasioned burning hot fever and want of rest. 28 May 1782
 
[DOC ID:559]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply, for 'Mr Low'. As Mr Low appears to be recovering from his ailment, Cullen approves of the mare's milk and prescribes more medicines, along with instructions to have them prepared at Mr Ninian Hill's shop in Glasgow. Cullen includes recipes for a pectoral mixture and a mild issue ointment. 29 May 1782
 
[DOC ID:5008] 
Reply, for 'Mr Low'. Addressed to an unnamed medical professional under whose care Mr Low is shortly to be placed. Cullen believes Mr Low 'labours under a Schirrosity in the bottom of the Stomach or Colon' and considers it 'a very unfavourable, perhaps a desperate Case'. Cullen recommends cicuta to attempt the patient's relief. 17 March 1785
 

People involved in this case

13 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 4879] Dr
[PERS ID: 4874] Mr William Baterson
[PERS ID: 4867] Mr James Brounlie (Brownlee)
[PERS ID: 4868] Mrs Brounlie (Brownlee)
[PERS ID: 4866] Mr James Cleland (Brownlee)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 743] Mrs Anna Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4877] Mr Fortesset (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4878] Mr Ninian Hill (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 195] Mr Alexander Low (Law?)
[PERS ID: 4876] Mr Meek (Law?)
[PERS ID: 4869] Dr Andrew Sherry (Law?)
[PERS ID: 873] Dr Wardrop (Law?)

Unique Places linked to this Case

8 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Place Auchenlea (Auchenlie) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
Place Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Place Watershaw Western Isles Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMr Ninian Hill's apothecary shop Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Place Shotts (Shots) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Place Hareshaw (Meikle Harshaw) Glasgow and West 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 Auchenlea (Auchenlie) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Auchenlea (Auchenlie) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Watershaw Western Isles Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherMr Ninian Hill's apothecary shop Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Shotts (Shots) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Hareshaw (Meikle Harshaw) Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain