Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1222]: Case of Miss Amelia Clephane who in late-1779 is thought to have a temporary 'affection of the stomach and nerves'; in 1783 Cullen detects no particular disorder, but provides a regimen to manage her 'weak nerves'.

Documents in this case

4 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:893]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Henry Miller on the ongoing case of Mrs Douglas with chest problems, who is showing little improvement and growing weak. The address page includes some later scribbles (pen-testing?). And mentioning progress of Miss Clephan. 22 March 1774
 
[DOC ID:899]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Henry Miller on the case of Mrs Douglas, whose condition has 'dayly grown worse'. He also discusses his reasons for not wanting his son Harry, currently attending the Edinburgh University classes of Joseph Black and Alexander Monro, to attend those of Dr John Hope over the winter (his son's health being weak). Also mentions Miss Clephan. 4 April 1774
 
[DOC ID:4544] 
Reply 'For Miss Amelia Clephane', signed by Cullen and 'Sir S. T.'. 28 November 1779
 
[DOC ID:4607] 
Reply headed 'For Miss [Amelia] Clephan'. Cullen, writing to oblige the patient's mother, does not think that there is anything the matter with Miss Clephan, apart from a predisposition to weak nerves for which she should keep to the regimen he outlines, which includes reading 'True History' rather than 'novels or sermons'. Listed as a 'regimen' because, although not an enumerated site of directives, the advice is termed 'a regimen\ in the body of the letter. 6 April 1783
 

People involved in this case

10 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1003] Dr Joseph Black
[PERS ID: 2859] Miss Amelia Clephane (Clephan)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 395] Mrs Cecilia Douglas (of Strathendry)
[PERS ID: 499] Colonel Robert Douglas (of Strathendry)
[PERS ID: 312] Dr John Hope (of Strathendry)
[PERS ID: 394] Henry Miller (of Strathendry)
[PERS ID: 1047] Henry Miller (Harry)
[PERS ID: 89] Professor Alexander Monro (secundus; Munro )
[PERS ID: 2839] Sir Stuart Thriepland (secundus; Munro )

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 Kirkcaldy Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificDonibristle House Dalgety Bay Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Glendoick Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Carse of Gowrie Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

7 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 Kirkcaldy Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificPlace of WritingDonibristle House Dalgety Bay Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Glendoick Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Carse of Gowrie Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain