Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1450]: Case of James Burnet [Burnett] of Countesswells, who has a pectoral complaint (or pthisis).

Documents in this case

5 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:533] 
Reply, 'Mr Burnet of Counterswells'. Cullen says he 'would at first view have considered the Case as Phthistical', but is doubtful given its long persistence without worsening. He gives recommendations for diet, exercise and the avoidance of cold, and suggests 'an easy but long journey in Summer'. The first page is a copy made in a scribal hand, with the rest by Cullen. 27 April 1782
 
[DOC ID:2207] 
Letter from Alexander Banneman, concerning the case of Mr Burnett of Countesswells, whose phthysical symptoms are worsening. An enclosed note by Bannerman, added later, states that 'in all Probability it will be a very difficult & embarassing affair to procure a neutral ship at this Port for some time', should Cullen advise a sea voyage. 11 May 1782
 
[DOC ID:545] 
Reply for Mr Burnet, in response to an account of his condition that 'gave me a great deal of concern'. After a conversation with Dr Grant on the matter, Cullen is of the view that a sea voyage is the best remedy, but warns that it may be difficult to find 'a neutral ship' departing soon from Aberdeen, or from any of the ports on the east coast; much of the letter is taken up with suggestions for gaining a suitable ship. 13 May 1782
 
[DOC ID:2208] 
Letter from James Burnett, concerning his own case. He reports that he has 'rigidly adhered, to what you order', and has since 'got an ass, and take 1/2 pint milk morning, noon & night'. He asks Cullen for his opinion on 'what toun or County in England you think most proper to pass the winter in', and asks for Cullen to return Dr Grant's letter to his wife, 'which she gave you & you have forget to return'. 15 May 1782
 
[DOC ID:549] 
Reply, 'Burnet of Counterswells', mentioning also a Dr Bannerman of Aberdeen to whom Cullen had written about Burnet's case previously. Cullen repeats that he 'would prefer a sea voyage to every other remedy for you', and says that he has inquired after a neutral ship himself. 22 May 1782
 

People involved in this case

5 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 3456] Dr Alexander Bannerman
[PERS ID: 3454] Mr James Burnet (Burnett, of Countesswells)
[PERS ID: 3455] Mrs Burnet (Burnett, of Countesswells)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 1473] Dr Grant (Professor Cullen)

Unique Places linked to this Case

13 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
SpecificCountesswells House / Counterswells Aberdeen East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
Region South of France France Europe certain
Place Bristol South-West England Europe certain
Place Isle of Wight London and South-East England Europe certain
Place Aberdeen East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Place London London and South-East England Europe certain
Place Leith Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Country France Europe certain
Country England Europe certain
Country Britain Europe certain
Place East Coast Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

17 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 Aberdeen East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
SpecificPlace of WritingCountesswells House / Counterswells Aberdeen East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificDestination of LetterCountesswells House / Counterswells Aberdeen East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
RegionTherapeutic Recommendation South of France France Europe certain
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Bristol South-West England Europe certain
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Isle of Wight London and South-East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Aberdeen East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other London London and South-East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Leith Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other France Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other England Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other Britain Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherCountesswells House / Counterswells Aberdeen East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other East Coast Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Aberdeen East Highlands Scotland Europe certain