Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1327]: Case of Ann Merivale who seeks advice on how to take precautions against a disorder, a form of croup, which killed two of her children in order to stop it taking her surviving child.

Documents in this case

5 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:2040] 
Letter from Ann Merivale, concerning the case of her children. Mrs Merivale had the misfortune to lose two children to an unknown disorder, a form of croup, and seeks Cullen's advice to procure the best information on the disorder for the sake of her sole surviving child. 3 August 1781
 
[DOC ID:180] 
Reply, 'For Mrs Merivale'. Includes directions for Mrs Merivale regarding the prevention and treatment of an unnamed disease, a form of croup, which has already taken two of her children. 13 August 1781
 
[DOC ID:2050] 
Letter from Ann Merivale, concerning the case of her children, two of which fell victim to a type of croup. Mrs Merivale relates the constitutions and bodily habits of her three children, including her surviving child, a boy of two years. Mrs Merivale also states: 'I have, from a principle of duty as well as from inclination, taken pleasure in suckling all my Children'. 21 August 1781
 
[DOC ID:189] 
Reply, for 'Mrs Marivale C[oncerning] her Son'. Cullen details the management of cold bathing for infants (Mrs Merivale's son is two years old). 28 August 1781
 
[DOC ID:2060] 
Letter from Ann Merivale, concerning the case of her son. She thanks Cullen for the 'very kind interest you have taken in the concerns of a person who is entirely unknown to you'. 7 September 1781
 

People involved in this case

3 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 154] Mrs Ann Merivale (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 155] Merivale (Professor Cullen)

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 Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Country Scotland Europe certain
Country England Europe certain
Region South-West England Europe certain
Place Devonshire South-West England Europe certain

Places and role of place

6 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
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
CountryMentioned / Other Scotland Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other England Europe certain
RegionMentioned / Other South-West England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Devonshire South-West England Europe certain