Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1261]: Case of Mrs Parker who has a schirrosity of her breast.

Documents in this case

5 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:530]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply, for 'Mrs Parker'. Mrs Parker suffers from a schirrosity of the breast. Cullen recommends medicinal and dietary solutions. He also recommends Mrs Parker refrain from wearing 'hard stays', and to opt instead for softer bodices. The letter also mentions 'your friend Colonel Robertson'. An annotation at the end of page six reads, 'turn over', though the content is missing. 16 April 1782
 
[DOC ID:531] 
Reply, for 'Mrs Parker cont.'. Cullen states that after the preceeding letter was sealed (see document 530), he learned from Mrs Parker that she had complaints other than her breast. Mrs Parker's additional complaints are a 'heat and uneasiness in making water' and a stomach complaint. Cullen therefore advises on those additionally to the complaint of her breast. 17 April 1782
 
[DOC ID:2204]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Anthony Harrison, concerning the case of Mrs Parker and reporting on the progress of Harrison's brother-in-law Colonel Robinson, 'who consulted you last summer for a troublesome flatulant complaint'. 9 May 1782
 
[DOC ID:2234] 
Letter from Anthony Harrison, concerning the case of Mrs Parker, 'who consulted you a few months ago for a schirrous Breast'. Harrison reports the hardness in the Breast is 'at least at a stand, if not lessened' but also notes the unfavourable appearance of 'ichoric' symptoms and the enlargement of Mrs Parker's abdomen with accompanying breathlessness and thirst. 15 June 1782
 
[DOC ID:6262] 
Reply, 'To Mrs Parker' 19 June 1782
 

People involved in this case

4 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 3125] Mr Anthony Harrison (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 3425] Mrs Parker (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 3414] Colonel John Robinson (Robertson)

Unique Places linked to this Case

5 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 certain
Place Penrith North-West England Europe inferred
Place Cheltenham South-West England Europe certain
Place Carlisle North-West England 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 Penrith North-West England Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Penrith North-West England Europe inferred
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Cheltenham South-West England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Carlisle North-West England Europe certain