Cullen

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

 

[Case ID:1660]: Case of David Hamilton who has a sore hip and leg which is being treated with fomentations and electricity.

Documents in this case

5 document(s) found in this case.

DOC IDSummaryDate
[DOC ID:4764] 
Reply, 'For Mr David Hamilton'. Likely addressed to Robert Wallace, giving detailed instructions on the use of fomentations and electricity for treating Mr Hamilton's lameness. A prescription in Cullen's hand is also enclosed. 24 December 1783
 
[DOC ID:2394] 
Letter from David Hamilton, concerning his own case. He informs Cullen: 'I have followed your prescriptions as near as in my power', and gives the history of the onset of his problems with his right hip and foot in August 1782. The fomentations and electricity seem to be having little effect. He refers to having left the West Indies 4 months ago, and goes on: 'It is a very disheartening matter for a person at my time of life to be seized with a disorder of this nature, and after being under the Necessity of leaving my Employ, & coming so far for advice as to be obliged to return again to the West Indies as Lame as ever'. He asks that Cullen send his reply c/o David Cation, architect. 16 January 1784
 
[DOC ID:4774] 
Reply, for David Hamilton (here unnamed). This letter is in response to Mr Hamilton's of 16th January. Cullen mentions cold bathing and electricity, which he hopes Hamilton has not continued during the recent severe weather. 19 January 1784
 
[DOC ID:2415] 
Letter from David Hamilton, who has previously consulted Cullen in Edinburgh, and is still finding no real relief for his lameness from either fomentations or electricity. He wonders 'if a Machine cou'd be contrived to keep the foot from drooping it wou'd assist me greatly in Walking'. 9 March 1784
 
[DOC ID:4795] 
Reply, for Mr David Hamilton (here unnamed). Cullen is concerned at Mr Hamilton's continued lameness, which he blames on the severe weather. He proposes electricity (when the weather improves) and that Mr Wallace apply a bandage to support Hamilton's drooping foot. 15 March 1784
 

People involved in this case

4 found.

PERS IDFull Name
[PERS ID: 5287] Mr David Cation
[PERS ID: 1] Dr William Cullen (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 5285] Mr David Hamilton (Professor Cullen)
[PERS ID: 216] Mr Robert Wallace (Professor Cullen)

Unique Places linked to this Case

4 found.

TypeSpecific Place Village/Town/City (aka) Region Country Continent Confidence
SpecificCullen's House / Mint Close Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Place Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
Place Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
Continent West Indies 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 Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
PlaceDestination of Letter Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe inferred
PlaceMentioned / Other Edinburgh Edinburgh and East Scotland Europe certain
ContinentMentioned / Other West Indies certain
PlacePlace of Handstamp Glasgow Glasgow and West Scotland Europe certain