Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1603]: Case of the Revd. Macfarlane who has severe pains in his back in the region of his kidneys.

Documents in this case

3 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:694] 
Reply concerning the case of Rev Macfarlane. Cullen states that it was very proper to judge his complaints as 'of a Phthisical nature' and recommends a journey to Bristol. A postscript mentions that 'If Mr Macfarlane has no other funds than his stipend it was not necessary for him to send me any money'. 4 January 1783
 
[DOC ID:4934] 
Reply concerning the case of the Revd. Mr. McFarlane, whose complaints Cullen regards as 'a mixture of Rheumatic affection and of indigestion'. Ivie Campbell has been involved in treating him. Cullen offers dietary advice, recommends the wearing of flannel, and encloses prescriptions, which are in Cullen's own hand. 16 October 1784
 
[DOC ID:2642] 
Letter from Hugh Marshall, visiting Edinburgh, concerning Reverend Robert McFarlane of Kilfinan, who had 'complain'd thro the whole winter of a pain in the small of his back, but [in February] it had grown greatly worse'. It is in the region of the left kidney, and spasms of pain extend to the testicle and thigh, with pain on urinating. He cannot turn himself in bed. Marshall describes some of the medicines used. 20 June 1785
 

People involved in this case

4 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 336] Dr Ivie Campbell
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 5262] Reverend Robert MacFarlane (of Kilfinan)
[PERS ID: 432] Dr Hugh Marshall (of Kilfinan)

Unique Places linked to this Case

5 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 Rothesay Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
Place Bristol South-West England Europe certain
Place Kilfinan West Highlands Scotland Europe certain

Places and role of place

6 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 Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceDestination of Letter Rothesay Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceTherapeutic Recommendation Bristol South-West England Europe certain
PlaceMentioned / Other Kilfinan West Highlands Scotland Europe certain