Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1412]: Case of Mr Brown whose present pains, numbness and other symptoms are not thought to be related to a former venereal infection. He undergoes electrical treatment.

Documents in this case

8 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:2081] 
Letter from Mr Dunlop, concerning the case of Mr Brown. Document 2082 on same case was probably enclosed. 22 October 1781
 
[DOC ID:2082] 
Letter from [Dunlop], describing a venereal case. Numbness in feet and hands and problems walking. Some internal evidence that this was enclosed with Document 20181. 24 October 1781
 
[DOC ID:211] 
Reply, 'Mr Dunlop concerning Mr Brown', although Cullen signs off 'D[ea]r Sanders'. 27 October 1781
 
[DOC ID:2103] 
Letter from Alexander Dunlop, concerning the case of James Brown, who 'has kept the house almost continually since he returned from Edinburgh', where he had consulted Cullen in person. He discusses his use of medicines and the semicupium, and asks on the advisability of electricity. Dunlop encloses Brown's letter to Cullen which is Doc 1D 2104. 28 November 1781
 
[DOC ID:2104] 
Letter from James Brown, concerning his own case, originally enclosed with Doc ID 2103. He discusses his ailments (numbness and soreness of legs, headache, and skin eruption on the head), and their treatment by Alexander Dunlop, after his return from seeing Cullen in Edinburgh. 30 November 1781
 
[DOC ID:226] 
Reply regarding Mr Brown's case. 3 December 1781
 
[DOC ID:2126] 
Letter from James Brown, concerning his own case (as reported by Mr Dunlop). Brown has been trying 'electricity in shocks [...] one a day from 16 to 24 shocks at a time'. 7 January 1782
 
[DOC ID:243] 
Reply to Mr James Brown, discussing whether going to Bath would be helpful for his illness, and advising on the use of electrity: 'I think you may take a greater number of shocks but don't think it necessary they should be so strong as to leave the marks you mention'. 9 January 1782
 

People involved in this case

3 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 2949] Mr James Brown
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 591] Mr Alexander Dunlop (Sanders, Saunders)

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 certain
Place Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificJamaica Street Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
Place Bath South-West England Europe certain
Country Britain Europe certain

Places and role of place

12 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
SpecificPlace of WritingJamaica Street 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
SpecificDestination of LetterJamaica Street Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Bath South-West England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other Britain Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherJamaica Street Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain