Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1601]: Case of Mrs Duff who has a feverish condition with shooting pains which Cullen thinks may stem from a kidney disorder.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:2334] 
Letter from Alexander Brodie, concerning the case of the wife of Major Duff. He mentions that Dr Dougal of Forres has also written to Cullen about the case. 10 October 1783
 
[DOC ID:2335] 
Letter from Hugh Dougall, concerning the case of Mrs Duff. Dougall feels indebted to 'the skill & abilities of my friend Dr. Brodie who is ever ready to guide the inexperience of a Young Practitioner'. Dougall and Brodie observe Mrs Duff's complaint is Protean in nature, exhibiting 'Hysteria - Rhumatism & Gravel'. 10 October 1783
 
[DOC ID:4730] 
Reply, for 'Mrs. Duff of Bleavie [Blervie]',. Cullen is of the opinion Mrs Duff's disease was 'at first very entirely a fever of Cold', which produced various disorders in 'a Nervous Constitution but also fell upon a faulty part'. In this instance, Cullen suspects the 'faulty part' to be Mrs Duff's kidneys. Includes a recipe for a glyster. 14 October 1783
 

These documents contain one or more that share the same date. We have manually applied an order based on what we know.

People involved in this case

7 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 4184]
[PERS ID: 4185]
[PERS ID: 4186] Alexander Brodie (of London)
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 2493] Dr Hugh Dougall (Dougal)
[PERS ID: 4181] Major Duff (Dougal)
[PERS ID: 4182] Mrs Duff (Dougal)

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
SpecificBlervie House Rafford East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place London London and South-East England Europe certain
Place Forres East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
Country England Europe certain

Places and role of place

8 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
SpecificPlace of WritingBlervie House Rafford East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
SpecificDestination of LetterBlervie House Rafford East Highlands Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other London London and South-East England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Forres East Highlands Scotland Europe certain
CountryMentioned / Other England Europe certain
SpecificMentioned / OtherBlervie House Rafford East Highlands Scotland Europe certain