Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1250]: Case of the Revd. Mr Caldwell, who has an abdominal tumour.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:1812] 
Letter from John Caldwell concerning the case of his father, a clergyman in Ireland. Probably hand-delivered, as he is arranging to call to speak to Cullen in person. The enclosure by 'Dr Clarke' is document 1801; (but any implied enclosed letter from Caldwell's father is untraced). John Caldwell is or recently was Cullen's pupil. January 1780
 
[DOC ID:1801] 
Letter from J[oseph]. Clarke in Ireland to John Caldwell, student, reporting that Caldwell's father is seriously ill with a tumour on his liver. Clarke mentions that 'I was so fortunate as to get a very valuable collect[io]n of medical & other books from Dr Maconchy, some manuscripts & a very extensive sett of midwifery instruments' ( Machonchy was Clarke's Great Uncle). He also comments on mutual friends and the 'Moneymore Volunteers". Cullen linked as physician because John Caldwell passes this letter on to him for advice over his father. The 'J. Eliot' mentioned may be Sir John Elliott (Person: 2272), but no certain linkage made. 11 January 1780
 
[DOC ID:4567] 
Reply 'For Mr Caldwell'. His tumour is 'certainly schirous', and Cullen recommends the use of mercury. 22 January 1780
 

People involved in this case

11 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 924] Miss ('Wonder")
[PERS ID: 925] Dr Herman Boerhaave ('Wonder")
[PERS ID: 666] Mr John Caldwell ('Wonder")
[PERS ID: 739] Reverend Charles Caldwell (of Artrea)
[PERS ID: 922] Mrs Caldwell (of Artrea)
[PERS ID: 667] Dr Joseph Clarke (Clark)
[PERS ID: 738] Mr Conyngham (Clark)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 737] J. Elliot (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 923] Dr Machonchy (Machonchie)
[PERS ID: 736] R Magill (Machonchie)

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 Tamnadoey North Ireland Ireland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Londonderry (Derry) North Ireland Ireland Europe certain
Place Dublin Mid Ireland Ireland Europe certain
Place Moneymore North Ireland Ireland Europe certain

Places and role of place

9 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 Tamnadoey North Ireland Ireland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Tamnadoey North Ireland Ireland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Londonderry (Derry) North Ireland Ireland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Dublin Mid Ireland Ireland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Moneymore North Ireland Ireland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Moneymore North Ireland Ireland Europe certain