Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1493]: Case of Mrs Jane Porter who is experiencing the recurrance of a severe pain in her chest and stomach.

Documents in this case

4 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:2879] 
Letter from Jane Porter, an old friend of Cullen's, in Durham, concerning her own case. She suffers from spasmodic pains in her stomach and under her breastbone. Dr Fenwick has prescribed various medicines, seemingly with little effect. She is a widow with five children, and concerned for their future should anything happen to her (most went on to notable careers); her only sister has recently died. She also sends condolences to Cullen for his loss (presumably of his wife). 13 September 1786
 
[DOC ID:5336] 
Reply to Mrs Porter concerning her own case. Cullen apologies for not replying sooner, as he has been in the country. He asks her to ask Dr Fenwick to send a fuller account of her case. 19 September 1786
 
[DOC ID:2883] 
Letter from John Ralph Fenwick, a former student of Cullen, concerning the case of Mrs Porter. He writes that he had asked her not to write herself as her case was 'in some respects singular' and that she has 'by her habits with medical men acquired a confused notion of many of the terms & doctrines of physic', but notes that she had written anyway. In outlining his treatment of her, he also warns that she has not always followed instructions with medication, and that her 'predilection to opiates somewhat retarded the cure'. 22 September 1786
 
[DOC ID:5341] 
Reply to Dr Fenwick concerning the case of Mrs Porter, whose condition Cullen believes to be 'gouty'; Cullen mentions his 'former acquaintance with Mrs Porters husband and herself'. 28 September 1786
 

People involved in this case

12 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 4114] Mr
[PERS ID: 4120] Miss Blenkinsop?
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 743] Mrs Anna Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 624] Dr John Ralph Fenwick (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4112] Mrs Jane Porter (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4113] Mr William Porter (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4115] Miss Anna Maria Porter (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4116] Mr Robert Ker Porter (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4117] Miss Jane Porter (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4118] Dr William Ogilvie Porter (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 4119] Colonel John Porter (Professor Cullen)

Unique Places linked to this Case

4 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
Place Durham North-East England Europe certain
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
SpecificThe University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Edinburgh and East 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 Durham North-East England Europe certain
SpecificDestination of LetterCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Durham North-East England Europe inferred
SpecificMentioned / OtherThe University of Edinburgh Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Durham North-East England Europe certain