Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1410]: Case of Miss Aitken who has a long-standing, intermittent, painful chest complaint.

Documents in this case

5 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:2555] 
Letter from John Gilchrist, concerning the case of Miss Aitken, aged twenty-eight, the only child of 'a very worthy Man of the Profession of the Law in this town [Dumfries]'. Miss Aitken suffers from a long-standing, intermittent, painful chest complaint. 10 January 1785
 
[DOC ID:4968] 
Reply concerning the case of Miss Aitken,. Cullen fears she is incurable but she may "take a great deal of dying". Cullen refers to the works of Ruysch and Boerhaave's nephew Kaau. He also mentions a Mr Reid of the Customs, that he treated the previous year with Phthisical Symptoms (not found in consultations, but probably a local patient visited in person). 14 January 1785
 
[DOC ID:2556]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from Dr John Gilchrist concerning Miss Aitken, Mr McDowall and a young gentleman in Drumlanrig. 26 January 1785
 
[DOC ID:2608]  Linked to other Cases  
Letter from John Gilchrist, concerning the case of Mr Maxwell of Barncleugh. He also reports on the progress of Mr McDowall. Also notes that the patient Miss Aitken, he spoke to Cullen about, had died a fortnight ago, "completely worn out". 26 April 1785
 
[DOC ID:5039]  Linked to other Cases  
Reply, to 'Dr Gilchrist C[oncerning] Mr Maxwell'. Also touches upon the cases of Mr McDowall and Miss Aitken. Cullen references his First Lines on the subject of haemorroids. 27 April 1785
 

People involved in this case

14 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 2748] Miss Aitken
[PERS ID: 4346] Mr Aitken
[PERS ID: 4347] Mrs Aitken
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 115] Dr John Gilchrist (of Speddoch)
[PERS ID: 1709] Mr John Harley (of Speddoch)
[PERS ID: 3786] Mr Macmurdo (McMurdo)
[PERS ID: 2808] Mr Wellwood Johnstone Maxwell (of Barncleugh)
[PERS ID: 1080] Mr William McDowall (Macdowall, McDoual, McDowal, McDouall)
[PERS ID: 2751] Mrs McDowall (Macdowall, McDoual, McDowal, McDouall)
[PERS ID: 2752] McDowall (Macdowall, McDoual, McDowal, McDouall)
[PERS ID: 2753] McDowall (Macdowall, McDoual, McDowal, McDouall)
[PERS ID: 4355] Mr Reid (Macdowall, McDoual, McDowal, McDouall)
[PERS ID: 4354] Professor Frederik Ruysch (Macdowall, McDoual, McDowal, McDouall)

Unique Places linked to this Case

8 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
Place Bristol South-West England Europe certain
Place Drumlanrig (Drumlanrig Castle) Borders Scotland Europe certain
Country India Asia certain
SpecificBarncleugh Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain
Continent East Indies certain

Places and role of place

11 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 Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Bristol South-West England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Bristol South-West England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Drumlanrig (Drumlanrig Castle) Borders Scotland Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other India Asia certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherBarncleugh Dumfries Borders Scotland Europe certain
ContinentMentioned / Other East Indies certain