Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1376]: Case of Provost (Commissioner) Buchanan who suffers from weakness and whose gout is exacerbated 'by the popery mob'.

Documents in this case

5 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:4542] 
Reply headed 'For Provost Buchanan', whose Gout has moved since 'an accident at the popery mob',. Probably addressed to Dr Alexander Stevenson in Glasgow (who usually attends Buchanan). 25 November 1779
 
[DOC ID:2001] 
Letter from Alexander Stevenson concerning the case of Commissioner Buchanan. A note used as the wrapper mentions that the patient's mercurial course (indicated with the astrological symbol for mercury) 'must not be spoke of so as to be understood by every reader' in Cullen's reply. 20 April 1781
 
[DOC ID:121] 
Reply [to Dr Alexander Stevenson at Glasgow] regarding Cullen's 'good old friend' Commissioner Buchanan's 'atonic gout' and his 'constitution broken by hæmorrhoidal discharges'. Cullen advises on medicines and encloses prescriptions. Poor machine copy. 21 April 1781
 
[DOC ID:2005]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from A. (Alexander) Stevenson concerning the case of Lady Stuart of Castlemilk, in her 60s, whose husband Sir John died 3 weeks ago. She has suffered from skin eruptions, flying and abdominal pains, and now swelling and fluid in the abdomen, which makes her look pregnant. She is on her way to Edinburgh to consult Cullen and a colleague (Monro). Mentions an enclosure from Provost Buchanan; possibly a fee , but if it was a letter this is missing. 27 April 1781
 
[DOC ID:128]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply 'Dr Stevenson C[oncerning] Lady Stewart', giving the recommendations of Cullen and Monro who have considered the case together. 1 May 1781
 

People involved in this case

9 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 84] Commissioner James Buchanan (Provost Buchanan; formerly of Drumpellier)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 743] Mrs Anna Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4022] Cullen (Cullen family (as a whole))
[PERS ID: 4023] Mr Thomas French (Cullen family (as a whole))
[PERS ID: 89] Professor Alexander Monro (secundus; Munro )
[PERS ID: 563] Dr Alexander Stevenson (Professor; of Dalgairn )
[PERS ID: 90] Lady Helen Stuart (Stewart; of Castlemilk)
[PERS ID: 5414] Sir John Stuart (Stewart; of Castlemilk, 4th Bt.; Crawfurd of Milton)

Unique Places linked to this Case

4 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 Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificMr French's house Glasgow Glasgow and West 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 Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherMr French's house Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain