Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1500]: Case of Mr Graham of Dougalston, (father-in-law and guest of Patrick Home of Wedderburn) whose health was ruined in the West Indies and who has had a very serious bilious attack after an over-night journey which Cullen believes is largely through his own doing and may well prove fatal.

Documents in this case

2 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:2188] 
Letter from James Hall concerning the case of Mr Graham, a friend of Mr Home of Wedderburn, who was 'seized [...] with symptoms of what he reckoned his old Bilious Disorder' after travelling overnight. 12 April 1782
 
[DOC ID:529] 
Reply, 'Dr Hall C[oncerning] Graham of Dougalston'. Cullen says the case is 'a very bad one', and adds that he 'doubt much if your Patient shall be alive when this comes to hand'; the fault lies not with Dr Hall, the correspondent, but rather with the patient himself, 'whose wilfulness has certainly pushed his evacuations a great deal too far'. Also passes on his compliments to Mr Home of Wedderburn, of whom 'there is nobody's call I would obey more readily than his'. 13 April 1782
 

People involved in this case

7 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 3592] Mr John Graham (of Dougalston)
[PERS ID: 4799] Dr James Hall (of Dougalston)
[PERS ID: 3092] Mr Patrick Home (of Wedderburn and Billie)
[PERS ID: 3593] Miss Jean Home (of Wedderburn)
[PERS ID: 3594] Mrs Jane Home (of Wedderburn)
[PERS ID: 4789] Mr George Home (of Wedderburn)

Unique Places linked to this Case

11 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Duns (Dunse) Borders Scotland Europe inferred
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place London London and South-East England Europe certain
Place Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
Country Scotland Europe certain
Continent West Indies certain
Place Cornhill-on-Tweed North-East England Europe certain
SpecificDougalston Milngavie Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
SpecificWedderburn Duns (Dunse) Borders Scotland Europe certain
Region Flanders Belgium Europe certain

Places and role of place

13 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 Duns (Dunse) Borders Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Duns (Dunse) Borders Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other London London and South-East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Newcastle upon Tyne North-East England Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other Scotland Europe certain
ContinentMentioned / Other West Indies certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Cornhill-on-Tweed North-East England Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherDougalston Milngavie Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherWedderburn Duns (Dunse) Borders Scotland Europe certain
RegionMentioned / Other Flanders Belgium Europe certain